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WomensMediaCenter.com has put together a video to commemorate the ladies responsible for the best cinematic moments of 2009.  Celebrating the women whom without these moments would not be possible, the video highlights accomplishments of Oscar hopefuls such as Kathryn Bigelow, Meryl Streep, Mo'Nique, Maggie Gyllenhaal and all other female nominees.      As pointed out on the Women's Media Center's website, Kathryn Bigelow is better positioned than any other woman in history to win the Award for Best Director at this year's ceremony on March 7th; accomplishing...
Figure skating is one of those Olympic sports that draws a huge viewership. As such, it leads to a sense of rivalry in the fans (I still feel Michelle Kwan was robbed by Tara Lipinski in the ’98 Games, but that’s neither here nor there) but this year is one where everyone is worth rooting for. Most discussed so far is probably Joannie Rochette—a second-time Olympian from Canada—whose mother died unexpectedly on Sunday. Despite this blow, she still skated on Tuesday during the women’s short...
The ladies of the US’s women’s hockey team are a stunning group of women—who will be going for the gold this Thursday against Canada--peppered with Ivy League grads, awesome moms, and career women (including two women who have opened their own hockey centers.) So, basically, ladies getting stuff done and then going and winning Olympic medals. Clearly awesome. Despite this group of awesome women’s success on the ice and off, some are calling for their sport to be nixed from the Olympics altogether. Because the US...

             In Part I of Shaming Famewhores I discussed going on the reality TV dating show Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair, currently on Vh1, as a performance art piece. I performed as myself rather than as a typical wacky performance artist in hopes to deny what I believed was production’s expectations of me. I also went on the show to do research on the stereotyping machine that is reality television. To do so, I needed to challenge my own assumptions about...
Okay.  I love this commercial.  I've watched it a million times and still laugh every time he says, "I'm on a horse."  And then it ends, and I feel like a bad feminist because there's no getting around the fact that the entire thing is based on gender stereotypes. Ahem: "Sadly, your man isn't me- but if he stopped using lady scented body wash he could smell like me."  "It's an oyster with two tickets to that THING you love." "Look again, the tickets are now DIAMONDS!" "Anything is...

She overcame injury and struck gold! On Wednesday in the women's downhill event, Lindsey Vonn of the USA beat her competition by .56 seconds to become the top of the tops. Vonn was unsure of competing due to shin bruises. The silver and bronze winners were Julia Mancuso (USA) and Elisabeth Görgl (Austria) respectively. You go, girls! [NBC] Image courtesy TeamUSA.org Previously in the BUST blog: Women to Watch (in the Olympics!): Lindsey Vo... // ...

In the first episode of our new series for BUST TV, we get to hang out and chat with the brilliant Tracey Ullman over some knitting. Liz Armstrong talks to Tracey about some of the characters she's developed for the new season of her Showtime series, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union. While Laura Bush, Arianna Huffington, Rachel Maddow, Christiane Amanpour, and Ruth Madoff all in one room together would already make for fun viewing,  Tracey manages to contain them all within a single person...
[video: New Law Requires Women To Name Baby, Paint Nursery Before Getting Abortion 425x344] Hilarious but scarily too realistic.  Already there are laws that force doctors to show women an ultrasound before they can undergo the procedure (Kentucky's trying to pass that law right now.)  And currently a pregnant Iowa woman is being jailed for trying to murder her fetus after she fell down the stairs, voluntarily went to the hospital out of concern for the fetus, and while she was there admitted to the hospital...

A bit of bad news today: Lindsey Vonn, one of the US Olympic ski team’s most talked-about athletes, said today at a press conference that she has a bruised shin, which may prevent her from competing in her sport, alpine skiing, at the Vancouver Games next week. She said she’ll be back on skis tomorrow for the first time since last Wednesday, when her injury occurred. Vonn has had some controversial press coverage lately—a recent profile of her from the New York Times magazine which Feministing.com...

Tim Tebow's anti-choice Super Bowl commercial might be getting all the attention, but I needed a second pass at this Snickers ad featuring Betty White.  Not bad for someone who just celebrated their 88th birthday! [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3rsaneyeXY 425x344]...
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