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This TV Show's Finale Ended In The Most Badass, Feminist Way

Spoilers ahead for Star Trek: Discovery Season 1. In the beginning, Star Trek: Discovery was seen as a somewhat risky venture. Not only had a Trek show not been on television in over a decade, but this one was going to be on a streaming service, CBS …
By Casey Cipriani

Amber Tamblyn Addresses White Feminism & Her Comments Show Exactly How To Be A Better Ally

Taking strong political stances on social media as a celebrity can be tricky waters to navigate, but when it comes to female empowerment, actor and director Amber Tamblyn seems to be doing just fine. In fact, Tamblyn's recent comments on white femini…
By Ashley Rey

Tracee Ellis Ross' Essay On The Power Of Female Action Will Have You Fired Up

Anger can be a divisive emotion, but when it's channeled into something positive, it becomes incredibly powerful. Right now, no one knows that better than the 300 Hollywood women who signed the Time's Up pledge. In an essay for InStyle, Black-ish (ke…
By Sabienna Bowman

What Jane Goodall Wants You To Remember When You Think You Can't Make A Difference

You probably know about Dr. Jane Goodall's revolutionary work with chimpanzees, but how well do you really know her? Since the 1960s, the 83-year-old scientist's work with chimps has challenged the scientific community to redefine what it means to be…
By Elizabeth Enochs

Meet 8 Bad-Ass Women In STEM Who Are Changing The Game

Despite the fact that women-led tech companies reportedly perform three times better than companies with male CEOs, the gender gap in STEM — science, technology, engineering, & mathematics — persists. As Observer reported just last June, women only o…
By Elizabeth Enochs

Oprah Winfrey Fighting For Equal Pay For Her Female Staff Can Teach You A Thing Or Two About Being An Ally

Oprah Winfrey is pretty much the greatest when it comes to leading by example, and this story about the time the media maven put her money where her mouth is certainly reaffirms this. In a recent interview, Oprah opened up about fighting for equal pa…
By Ashley Rey

11 Latinx Activists You Need To Follow On Social Media After Trump’s DACA Decision

Latinx communities are often the target of social, racial, and political injustice in America. Trump’s campaign normalized hateful rhetoric and discrimination: He referred to Mexicans as rapists and drug dealers, called them "bad hombres" during a pr…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

14 Women's Equality Day Quotes That Will Inspire You To Rally

Women's Equality Day on Aug. 26 marks the anniversary of when the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote was finally certified and adopted into the Constitution. It's a day that is meant to celebrate women's empowerment, and if you are looki…
By Kathryn Kattalia

Brie Larson Has The Best Advice If You’re A Major People Pleaser

Brie Larson is known for playing characters who are basically open books, from Room's escape-dreaming Joy to The Glass Castle's memoir-writing Jeanette. But in real life, the actor is a bit more guarded — and for good reason. Speaking at a Glass Cast…
By Rachel Simon

‘Queen Of The South’s Matriarchs Subvert The Drug Lord Stereotype

Viewers beware the TV-endorsed stereotype. Usually a product of lazy storytelling, it is an obstacle to proper representation. However, the USA series Queen Of The South challenges many stereotypes that frequently follow Hispanic characters, especial…
By Samantha Atzeni

How 'GLOW' Debunked The "Mean Girls" Myth For Star Britt Baron

She was on the verge of quitting acting when Britt Baron was cast in GLOW as Justine, a punk rocker with a secret. "I’d just gotten back from Europe," says the actor when we sit down at Bustle HQ. "I’d gone backpacking with a college friend, I’d, lik…
By Sage Young

How Anna Faris & Chris Pratt Really Feel About Being #RelationshipGoals

When it comes to celebrity couples, there are few pairs sweeter than Anna Faris and Chris Pratt. The actors, who married in 2009 and had son Jack three years later, are truly the cutest, whether they're posing together on red carpets, chatting about …
By Rachel Simon

Your Teenage Self's Favorite Movie Is Coming To Netflix In August

It's crazy to think that summer is just about halfway over, and soon we will be back to wearing sweaters and sipping pumpkin spice lattes. And, a movie is coming to Netflix in August that might just make you want to grab your old Jansport and head ba…
By Jordan Lauf

Amelia Earhart Had Choice Words For A Publication Calling Her "Mrs. Putnam"

Most people would agree famed aviator Amelia Earhart was an exceptionally badass human being — not just for her record-breaking piloting skills, but also for her advancement of women's rights. In case you needed more proof that she was cooler than an…
By Claire Warner

How 'To The Bone's Director Stayed Away From Glamorizing EDs

Spoiler alert: To The Bone does not have a happy ending. The Netflix film's anorexic protagonist, Ellen, doesn't magically get better. She starts the movie sick, and she ends the movie sick. And here's another spoiler: Ellen's anorexia isn't cute. It…
By Rachel Simon

Connie Nielsen Is Queen Hippolyta IRL

Over the course of her 30-year career, Connie Nielsen has starred in over 40 films, spanning multiple countries and languages, but she's never been as big of a global presence as she is right now. As Queen Hippolyta in Wonder Woman, Nielsen is helpin…
By Olivia Truffaut-Wong

Malala Yousafzai Joins Twitter On Her Last Day Of School

On her last day of high school, Malala Yousafzai began a new venture: She joined Twitter. In a series of tweets on Friday, the teenage Pakistani girls' education advocate kicked off her new Twitter account by ruminating on the mixed emotions that com…
By Morgan Brinlee

You're Breaking Sutton Foster's Heart & You Don't Even Know It

Fun fact: Sutton Foster can sing. Yes, really. The star of Younger, Bunheads, and the Gilmore Girls revival also happens to be a Tony-Award-winning Broadway legend who's belted tunes in everything from Les Mis to Thoroughly Modern Millie. For million…
By Rachel Simon

Game Apps Designed By Women

Not only are games created by women consistently badass, but it's also empowering to be able to see the craftsmanship of a woman who has worked hard in a world that is obviously male-dominated — which is especially true for the world of game design —…
By Kiersten Hickman

How This Millennial Woman Hopes To End 50 Years Of GOP Dominance In Her Hometown

Though we're barely halfway through 2017, focus has already turned to the 2018 midterm elections — and Haley Stevens' battle for Michigan's 11th Congressional District is already heating up. Although she's certainly younger than the average member of…
By Alexandra Spychalsky