Do you ever get sick of hearing about Beyoncé’s sex appeal, or reading a paragraph long description of Lana Del Rey’s lips? You’re not the only one. While feminists have often disparaged the physical representation of women in the media, it seems that journalistic coverage, particularly magazine profiles, might be just as superficial and ultimately detrimental. Carly Lewis recently dissected how male writers cover famous women, often writing profiles ... Read More
Engineering is a male dominated profession. Etsy is a website where you can get a personalized monogram necklace or a boob pillow. Now Etsy is making these two worlds collide by making a concerted effort to hire more female engineers in order to reflect its 67% female demographic. According to The Atlantic Wire, the popular retail site was dismayed to find that, despite its emphasis on hiring more women, there were only four women on their staff of eighty-five. ... Read More
Do you have an ex who is so gross, so allergic to commitment, and so bad in bed that he should come with a warning label? There’s an app for that. Lulu lets women all over the world do their fellow ladies a solid by establishing a rating system for men. All you have to do is sign in through your Facebook account (no dudes allowed), and start dishing. According to their website, “Through Lulu, you can read and write reviews of guys, which are pulled ... Read More
Hillary Clinton went out with a bang on her last day as Secretary of State yesterday. Her address to the Council on Foreign Relations was nothing short of inspiring. Throughout her tenure as Secretary of State, Clinton has worked tirelessly to advance women’s rights. All over the Middle East, Clinton has urged leaders to utilize a largely untapped resource: intelligent, capable women. She has encouraged women activists in Yemen, aspiring female government ... Read More
Today, the Obama administration added another chapter to the Affordable Care Act saga. Under the newly proposed changes to the Act, non-profit organizations with religious affiliations will not have to pay for their employees’ contraception; instead, a health insurer will cover the cost of birth control, with no cost to the employee. The administration is responding to a series of lawsuits filed on behalf of religiously affiliated non-profits, who argued ... Read More
Independent testing has shown that a Burger King supplier in Ireland called Silvercrest has been stuffing its burgers with horse meat. Burger King commented, “Four samples recently taken from the Silvercrest plant have shown the presence of very small trace levels of equine DNA. This product was never sold to our restaurants.” Burger King alleges that they have terminated their partnership with Silvercrest, as Silvercrest promised them 100% British and ... Read More
Do you love reality television, New Orleans, and a positive message? Are you a twerk connoisseur who’s looking for a new, innovative way to shake your ass? Do you subscribe to the mantra, “If we would shake a whole lot more, a lot less bullets”? If so, Fuse is working on your new favorite show. Almost Famous will document the life and times of Big Freedia, the New Orleans bounce music sensation. In Queen Freedia’s words, bounce music is ... Read More
As if writing and acting in Girls, taking on haters, and making bold pants-less fashion statements wasn’t enough, Lena Dunham is working on a whole new show. Dunham and Girls showrunner Jenni Konner are working with HBO on a new comedy based on the forthcoming memoir of Betty Halbreich, a Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper and generally badass old lady. Halbreich’s memoir, All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, will likely cover the 36 years she has spent ... Read More
The BUSTiest news you’ll hear all day: Allana Maiden and her mother Debbie Barrett will meet with Victoria’s Secret representatives today in order to plead their case for a “Survivor” line of bras for breast cancer survivors. Debbie is a mastectomy survivor who, like many other women in the same position, has trouble finding comfortable, cute bras. On behalf of her mother, Allana created a Change.org petition asking Victoria's Secret to ... Read More
Can’t get Katie Couric’s auto-tuned Manti Te’o interview out of your head? Then check out this video for Bernhoft’s “C’mon Talk,” possibly the catchiest song in the world/on the Internet. Layering over his vocals with his own guitar playing and percussion, Bernhoft is basically a one-man band. He beatboxes like a whiter Eminem, sings like an angel, and has a haircut your hipster barista wishes he could rock.After ... Read More
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