Bust’s Bra-O-Meter: The Sharpest Statistics And Hottest Women’s News Stories To Date

by Solange Castellar

Keep Up With What Is Going Down

“I realize that I was supposed to do season 15, this season, because of all this shit with legislation. I am a trans woman and a drag queen. I am the embodiment of what they want to eradicate…. This, today, is when I can be the most impactful with my art, with my trauma, and with my inspiration for others.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 winner, Sasha Colby, in Vogue

“I just turned 40 this year. It was a momentous turn of events for me…. I’m curious to see as an actor how I will unfold in this next decade. I’m curious to see what kind of mom I end up becoming. I’m curious to see how as a woman I change.”

Priyanka Chopra Jonas in Elle

“I just want to continue to heal through my art. Each project I’ve done has taught me something about myself, has given me something to live off.”

Halle Bailey in The Face.

“The moment I doubled down and started to believe in myself and dreamed bigger dreams for myself and put in the work towards making those things happen, wow, everything is very different.”

Sheryl Lee Ralph on NPR

“There’s a choice to be had in how you see your circumstances, and I refuse to be stifled as a human being because of what I lived through as a kid.”

Drew Barrymore in the Los Angeles Times



Percentage of the current pay gap between Australian women and men, with women still making less.


Percentage of board positions of publicly traded companies that must be filled by women starting in 2024 if Spain succeeds in passing a new gender quota bill.


Percentage of American women who own small businesses who say the federal government should do more to support them.


Percentage of cis-hetero American marriages in which women are the sole or primary breadwinners.

Good News/Bad News

Good News: The WNBA’s 2022 season was the most watched since 2006, and the league secured $75 million in corporate sponsorships—the largest amount in women’s sports history.

Bad News:  Base salaries as a share of total revenue for WNBA players shrank from 11.1% in 2019 to 9.3% in 2022.


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