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I am the youngest of eight granddaughters (no grandsons) on my mother’s side of the family. Each of us eight women is extraordinary, and we each have different passions, dreams, goals, ideals, and a highly unique perspective on life. Yet I was surprised on Facebook a few nights ago when I saw the name of one of the Eight, Sarah O'Holla, (#3) on Slate.com, connected to a response piece called, “My Husband’s ‘Stupid’ Record Collection. ... Read More
Julie Ann Horvath shocked the tech world on Friday night by announcing via Twitter that she was leaving her tech company Github due to harassment from her corporate leadership. Horvath’s Twitter feed delves into the nitty-gritty details of her departure:   Horvath, an influential software engineer, has always been a spokeswoman for gender equality in her field – which is notorious for its “brogrammer” culture. She ... Read More
I still have distinct memories of this one time when I took my Lord of the Rings action figures to school in fourth grade. I quickly found myself surrounded by a group of boys who weren't afraid to inform me that my toys were not dolls, they were action figures, and that dolls were for girls and action figures were for boys. Little did they know that I just thought Legolas and Aragorn were hot, and didn’t give two flying bags of shit whether they were ... Read More
Recently, the Detroit Wayne County Prosecutor's Office sifted through a backlog of some 1,600 long-shelved rape kits — and the results of the study are eye-opening. Through matching DNA samples, the Prosecutor's office identified 100 likely serial rapists in the area. That means that DNA from about 100 offenders in Detroit alone could match that from other rape cases throughout the country. Horribly, this is just the tip of the ... Read More
  During long airport waits, I’ve often wandered to the magazine rack, my eyes pleasantly glazing over at the diverting covers. Many women’s magazines (with obvious exceptions like BUST and Ms.) are meant to distract us, to offer an escape that an be lovely, but is also generally void of any real social or personal significance. What if mainstream women’s mags like Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, and Brides addressed painful topics like sexual ... Read More
Trigger warning: This post contains content relating to eating disorders. Lady Gaga's SXSW performance was sick, and not in a good way. "Vomit artist" Millie Brown [TW: extreme depictions of vomiting] joined the pop diva onstage, jamming her fingers down her throat and puking bright green milk onto Lady Gaga's breasts as the singer played the drums.Sizes above 14. Free pizza. Dinner dates. Bikinis, lingerie, spring break. As a girl, I know at least ... Read More
“You can’t be what you can’t see.” Marie Wilson's famous words ring through all industries and careers, even those of artists. There has been great discussion lately in regard to women’s portrayal in the media both on the screen and from behind the screen. Now, women within comics and illustration are coming together to address their presence in the industry and how female protagonists are portrayed. Strong Female Protagonists is a ... Read More
 Oh my god. OH MY GOD. Please, I’m begging you all, take a minute out of your day and watch J-Lo’s new video, even if you’re one of those people that hasn’t even heard about her in such a long time that you’re under the impression that she’s still the "–nnifer" part of the once infamous Bennifer. If you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, good, because I’m so excited I’m pretty sure ... Read More
I couldn't know less about the concept of Pi, except for the fact that it's infinite. However, what I do know for sure, is that Pi day should not be celebrated without honoring the pioneering women who made major contributions to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. Feminism and feminists have been integral to technology innovation, but somehow that history is often overlooked. Though the work of these awesome ladies had a hand in ... Read More
   Are you a kick-ass lady? Wanna nosh, drink, and exchange ideas with similarly kick-ass ladies? Here’s your chance! The Lady Project, a Providence-based organization for female entrepreneurs and curious, creative women, is hosting its second annual Lady Project Summit on Saturday, April 12, 2014.    Last year’s Summit, which featured BUST co-founder Debbie Stoller as its keynote speaker, ruled super-hard. You won’t want ... Read More