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It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than five years since a rape case in Steubenville, Ohio made national—and international—news. The new documentary Roll Red Roll, directed by Nancy Schwartzman and premiering at Tribeca Film Festival, revisits the Steubenville rape case, tracing what we know about what happened that night; examining how and why the rape case made international news; and exploring the state of rape culture then and now. Schwartzman tells the story through interviews with people involved in the… Read more
The Hollywood Reporter just announced that Lorne Michaels and Aidy Bryant are teaming up with Lindy West to adapt her memoir, Shrill, for a Hulu comedy. The TV version of her story will be about a fat young woman trying to change her life but uninterested in changing her body (a narrative we rarely see on screen). We’re too excited about this to be mad that they didn’t give us a release date. BRB, hibernating until we can watch Shrill on Hulu. Golf Club Calls Police On Black Women Members The owner of the Grandview… Read more
In a Q&A at the end of the Tribeca Film Festival premiere, Little Woods director Nia DaCosta joked that upon hearing the plot, some New Yorkers asked her if the movie took place in the past or in a dystopic future. Nope—the movie takes place in the present, in a the fictional Little Woods, North Dakota, a rural fracking town where most people live below the poverty line, opioid addiction is commonplace, and the nearest abortion provider is hundreds of miles away. Tessa Thompson stars as Ollie, a young woman who is… Read more

Add Some Blooms To Your Bevvies With These Flowery Drinks

By BUST Magazine  In Eat Me  On Apr 24, 2018

I don’t have a green thumb. But one year, I tried my hand at planting herbs on my roof. They all lived—it was a miracle! What I hadn’t planned on were the pretty flowers they sprouted in late spring and summer. Turns out, they’re also yummy. Just about all herb flowers are edible, and one of the most fragrant and delicious is lavender. We are definitely in a cocktail craze these days (it probably has something to do with the state of our country), so use the following recipes to add a floral touch to your boozy… Read more

What The World Needs Now Is L7

By Tanya Pearson  In Music  On Apr 24, 2018

Earlier this month, I filmed one of the greatest rock bands of all time, L7. The evening marked an important life moment, too—it was my first time seeing the band in concert, a fact that has been a deep source of shame as a longtime fan turned historian. I’m sure I’ve lied about this glaring ommission in the past, probably to validate my rock pedigree to some record store dude, so consider this my "coming clean" and day of redemption. I have interviewed women-identified rock musicians, as an (unpaid) occupation, for… Read more
Ever since 2016, America hasn’t been able to get Russia off the brain. There’s the alleged election hack, the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, and now the Democratic lawsuit claiming conspiracy between Russia, Trump, and WikiLeaks. But what if we’ve been thinking, tweeting, and talking about it wrong the whole time? That’s what Lily Capozzalo and Smith Freeman say. Freeman and Capozzalo first met at Reed College, where they quickly became best friends. But since graduation, their paths have diverged: Freeman, 25, is a… Read more
We can't get enough of social-media superstar Amber Wagner. “Bitch, if you ain’t having a good day, sit there and ask yourself why. Is your shit that bad that you can’t have you a good day, bitch?” Thus begins one of Amber Wagner’s motivational Instagram videos, which have gained her over a million followers under the moniker Just Livin Baby (@jstlbby). In her L.A.-shot posts, Wagner wears two-toned lipstick, lengthy acrylic nails, brightly-colored wigs, and giant statement sunglasses, but her signature accessory is a… Read more
Here's why you need to be in Harlem, NYC, this week: to give back to the community and receive a free BUST magazine issue, obviously! The “Women’s Drive: NYC Tour, an initiative dedicated to providing basic hygiene products to women in need throughout New York City, kicked off this past Sunday and we are more than excited! The drive was created by Essence Beaute (@EssenceBeaute), a start-up digital content brand that aims to support, empower, and provide equal media representation for all women. EB was founded by our… Read more

The Horrifying History of Hair Dye

By F Yeah History  In Style  On Apr 23, 2018

Hair dye is by no means a new invention. In fact, since early recorded history, people, particularly women, have been transforming their locks. Just not in a way we—or anyone with even an ounce of sanity—would guess! Rome: DIY Bleach and Horror In early Rome, it was common for ladies to attempt to color graying hair with a root touch-up, because apparently women aging has never been okay. Anyway, for this gray be gone, a concoction of boiled walnut shells, ashes and/or earthworms, would be ground together to form a… Read more

Frida Kahlo Barbie Is Banned In Mexico: Link Roundup

By Victoria Albert  In Living  On Apr 23, 2018

Frida Kahlo’s Family Keeps “Frida Barbie” Off Mexico’s Shelves A Mexican court ruled last Friday that the family of deceased artist Frida Kahlo owned the sole rights to Frida’s image, and that they could prohibit the sale of Mattel’s Frida Barbie in Mexico. The family had previously expressed their anger at the way Mattel had rendered Kahlo's image, criticizing the doll’s light skin, thin body, and the absence of Frida’s famous unibrow. They now hope to bring their suit to the United States. Read the full story at the… Read more
The premise of Duck Butter will make you take notice: Two young women (played by Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa) meet at a bar and feel a spark, so they decide to spend the next 24 hours together. The catch? They have to have sex once an hour. Directed by Miguel Arteta, co-written by Arteta and Shawkat, and filmed in just 24 hours, Duck Butter—which premiered at Tribeca Film Fest on April 20—is sometimes sexy and sometimes funny, but also sometimes...a little boring. To be fair, this is somewhat intentional—the characters… Read more
Blowin’ Up, which premiered April 21st at Tribeca FIlm Festival, divulges the everyday realities of an experimental courtroom in New York City working to change the way that women who have been arrested for prostitution are prosecuted. The documentary, directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal, is a beautiful exploration of both the courtroom and the lives of the women who operate it. The courtroom, headed by Judge Toko Serita, is run almost entirely by women, and is clearly a space built by and for women. Many of the women who… Read more
In March, Congress passed the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA)-Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). It was signed into law by Donald Trump on April 11th, reports VICE. Its ostensible aim was to close online entities that facilitate sex trafficking. However, sex workers argue that FOSTA-SESTA will—and already has—endanger their lives. FOSTA-SESTA has lead to the closure of websites sex workers have used to find work, such as Backpage and Craigslist's Personals section, leaving sex workers struggling… Read more

Celebrate 4/20 With 9 Products From Women-Owned Weed Companies

By BUST Magazine  In Living  On Apr 20, 2018

Toking Care of Business If you live in California, you can purchase any of the Golden State-produced items shown here. Outside of Cali, you’re limited to those that only contain CBD, a cannabis derivative with medicinal properties that won’t get you stoned. Hopefully, we’ll soon all be living in weed-friendly states. Until then, here’s a preview of the future of cannabis products. Pot-Tarts Available in Strawberry Rose and Cherry Almond, these tasty, vegan, gluten-free treats use a 1:1 ratio of CBD:THC to help curb… Read more
Javier Bardem Doesn’t Regret Working With Woody Allen In a recent interview with French publication Paris Match, actor Javier Bardem revealed that he is not ashamed to have worked with Woody Allen on the film Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and that he still has “doubts” about whether Allen sexually abused his daughter, Dylan Farrow. Read the full story at Vulture. Lola Kirke Is Tired Of Sexist Movie Critics When reviewing Kirke and Zoe Kravitz’s new thriller Gemini, New Yorker critic Anthony Lane chose to focus on Kirke’s… Read more
“Wildcats shall meet with hyenas, goat-demons shall fall to each other; there too Lilith shall repose, and find a place to rest. There shall the owl nest and lay and hatch and brood in its shadow.” — Isaiah 34 14-15 For 4,000 years, Lilith has been known in religious folklore as a winged demon who haunts pregnant women and babies. Religiously, Lilith takes on the role of the fallen woman, the ultimate “bad girl." In astrology, she is the part of our charts, our selves, where we stand up and assert our own power: the… Read more

Craft All Day at BUST's School For Creative Living in Brooklyn!

By Rachel Dasaro  In Living  On Apr 20, 2018

On May 12, 2018, the BUST School for Creative Living returns with the BUST Craftacular at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to the dozens of vendors that will be selling their own creations, the school will be featuring over 50 classes taught by local arts and businesses to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing! Whether you're a beginner or an Etsy-selling expert, you'll have the opportunity to practice crafts all day with incredible teachers and leave with tangible items that you can be proud of.… Read more
After one and a half excruciating years, the hit sci-fi/Western Westworld is returning to HBO this Sunday for a highly anticipated Season 2. The trailers, unsurprisingly, haven’t told us much: Will Maeve ever find her daughter? Will more hosts become conscious? How will Dolores' revolution unfold—and who will suffer the reckoning? But amidst all the confusion, we do know one thing: Clifton Collins Jr. is back. We saw him in both of Season 1’s timelines—first as Lawrence, and later (but technically, earlier) as El Lazo.… Read more
BUST, Pussy Power House, and Cult Party are coming together to celebrate periods in an "On My Period" party on May 3 in NYC, and they're putting a new spin on "period dress." Pussy Power House is the L.A.-based interactive entertainment group bringing artistic, feminist parties to life. Corinne Leperfido founded the group to make a space for people with vaginas to celebrate and learn about vaginas. And sometimes those vaginas bleed. Pussy Power House says on its website "Why continue to hide your tampons and stained… Read more
Tammy Duckworth’s Baby Will Be Allowed On The Senate Floor Earlier this month, Tammy Duckworth became the first U.S. senator to give birth in office—and yesterday, the Senate unanimously voted to allow senators like Duckworth to bring their children onto the floor. POLITICO reports that some lawmakers pushed for Duckworth to vote from the Senate cloakroom instead of the floor, but the cloakroom is not accessible by wheelchair (Duckworth uses a wheelchair). “By ensuring that no Senator will be prevented from performing… Read more

This Textile Artist Is Giving New Life To Traditional Lacemaking

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Apr 19, 2018

When textile-arts student Elena Kanagy-Loux decided she wanted to learn how to make lace, she ran into a problem. The only classes she could find were in New Jersey—a two-hour trip from her home in Brooklyn—or way upstate in Ithaca, NY, a distance twice as far. So she took the next logical step—she traveled to Idrija, a tiny town in Slovenia known for its lace making, to study with the masters. “This was back in 2011,” the 31-year-old explains, “and that was the only place that came up when I searched for ‘lace… Read more

Week Of Women: April 20-26, 2018

By Erika W. Smith  In Entertainment  On Apr 19, 2018

This week in feminist-friendly entertainment brings the return of the Handmaid’s Tale, #Beychella's second weekend, a book about “motherhood before I was ready,” and more. MOVIES Little Pink HouseDirector Courtney Balaker’s first feature film, based on a true story, follows small-town nurse Susette (Catherine Keener), as she becomes a leader in her working-class community’s fight to save their neighborhood from a Pfizer Corporation takeover. Out Friday, April 20. I Feel PrettyAmy Schumer’s new movie—directed by Abby… Read more

A Timid Gal's Guide To Wearing Vintage Fashion

By Jeanée Ledoux  In Style  On Apr 19, 2018

We all know that today’s “fast fashion,” the trendy clothing mass-produced in sometimes unsavory working conditions, can negatively impact the people who make it and the planet. Shopping at vintage boutiques instead of hitting the mall checks the “good” box for this reason and lots of others. For instance, investing in well-made vintage clothing instead of cheap new pieces likely saves money in the long run, because “quality construction was a way of life pre-1980s,” says Doris Raymond, the historical clothing expert… Read more
If you have lost faith in the world, this will restore it. Last year, New York’s first Girl Scout troop made up of girls from homeless shelters was formed. Troop 6000 was started in Queens, but now has members from across New York City. They had their first cookie sale last week, and the Big Apple turned out to buy some cookies. Girl Scout cookie season is the best time of the year, but it presents challenges for some troops, according to CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater New York, Meredith Maskara. How it normally goes… Read more

Why Beyoncé's #Beychella Performance Is So Important

By Byshera Williams  In Music  On Apr 18, 2018

Last weekend, Beyoncé stepped out on the Coachella stage and completely redefined what it means to be a headliner. Coachella has gained a reputation as one of the most well-known music festivals over its nineteen years. Every year, thousands flock to Indio, California, the home of the festival, to watch a plethora of musical guests and headliners, ranging from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, The Cure, Kanye West, to Lady Gaga. Despite the range of musical genres displayed by past headliners, Beyoncé is the first black… Read more
Lauryn Hill Is Going On Tour To celebrate the 20th anniversary of her Grammy-winning, debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill is going on tour. Variety reports that she’s starting in Virginia on July 5. You can purchase tickets and VIP experiences starting this Friday (April 20), and part of the proceeds will go to the MLH foundation. Starbucks is Closing Stores For Racial Bias Training Starbucks is trying to make amends after two black men were arrested while simply waiting for a friend in a… Read more
Do you suffer from succulent envy? Does the sight of a flourishing rubber tree make you wistful? Whether you’re bad with plants or have a space sans sunlight, these kits are just the solution. Each one comes with a life-size paint-by-number plywood plant (cactus, snake, rubber tree, or philodendron), paint, paintbrush, and instructions. The cost ($40 to $150, scoutregalia.com) is a small price to pay for guaranteed eternal greenery. by Lisa Butterworthimages via scoutregalia.com More from BUST Make This Easy,… Read more
In the early 19th century, at the Earl of Lucan’s residence at Laleham, there was a very singular cat. She belonged to Lord Lucan’s bailiff, Mr. Smith, and had the “constant habit” of curling up on the rug before the parlor fire. According to a story related in multiple 19th-century British newspapers, as well as in author Edward Jesse’s 1834 book, Gleanings in Natural History, after the death of her recent litter of kittens, this particular cat struck up a very close friendship with a mouse. As Jesse explains: “One… Read more
High school students are ditching their bras for a cause. The “bracott,” which happened yesterday at Braden River High School and several nearby schools in Florida, was inspired by student Lizzy Martinez’s viral tweet about how her school’s administration made her put Band-Aids over her nipples. Martinez was wearing an oversized gray shirt when she was pulled out of class. “They had me put on a second shirt and then stand up and, like, move and jump around to see how much my breasts moved. They told me to cross out my… Read more

Janelle Monáe’s Vagina Pants Sent A Hidden Message: Link Roundup

By Elizabeth F. Olson  In Feminism  On Apr 17, 2018

Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" Sends A Hidden Message Janelle Monae’s recently released music video for "PYNK" is a yonic paradise, littered with imagery of fingering donuts and the now-famous vagina pants. As if we needed another reason to love "PYNK," writer Chitra Ramaswamy points out that not all of the women in the video wear vagina pants, which is symbolic of the fact that not all women have vaginas. Read more about Monae’s unfettered celebration of black female sexuality on The Guardian. Beyoncé Is Donating $100,000 To… Read more
April 17th starts a whole new period around healing, as Chiron enters Aries for the next nine years. Known as “the wounded healer” who could help everyone but himself, the asteroid Chiron (nestled in between Saturn and Uranus) aids us in learning from our personal pain to benefit the world around us. For the past nine years, he has been swimming through the spiritual Piscean waters, showing us how to repair our souls through community and a higher purpose. Taking fifty years to cross the zodiac, Chiron alchemises fear… Read more
It’s 2018, and for the first time, a novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman is being translated into English. That woman is Trifonia Melibea Obono, a journalist and political scientist who researches women and gender in Africa; the novel isLa Bastarda (Feminist Press), a queer coming-of-age story that numbers less than 100 pages. Our main character is a teenage girl named Okomo, who lives with her grandfather, his two wives, and their children. Okomo’s mother died in childbirth, before Okomo’s father could pay a dowry, so… Read more
Food stylist Kaoru Mitsui gives her profession a whole new meaning with her art project Food on a Photograph (@ foodonaphotograph). The Tokyo-based creative seamlessly adorns black- and-white images with colorful bits of herbs, fruits, and vegetables, so that Adele sports a cherry fascinator, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes wears pea pod earrings, and her main muse, Audrey Hepburn (the star of her ’zine Dress the Food, $18, kitchenartsandletters.com) models a coat made of cauliflower.By Lisa Butterworthimages via Food On A… Read more

Beyoncé Takes Over Coachella: Link Roundup

By Byshera Williams  In Entertainment  On Apr 16, 2018

From Coachella to #Beychella Queen Beyoncé graced the Coachella main stage yesterday, and everyone is still recovering from the monumental performance. She is the first black woman to headline the events since its conception in 1999. Her performances lasted for over two hours and showcased a black marching band, dancers, and pledges all prepping the fictional Beta Delta Kappa. The audience was transported through multiple eras of Beyoncé's musical career and honestly, we can't wait to see what next weekend at… Read more

How To Make A Zero-Waste Starter Kit And Go Trash-Free

By BUST Magazine  In DIY  On Apr 16, 2018

As a lifelong tree hugger, deciding to go zero waste (i.e. creating as little trash as possible) was a no-brainer for me. So many resources are put into the products we consume, only to be destined to live forever in a landfill. When I embarked on my zero-waste journey (#trashfreeinla), I realized most of my trash came from eating out and single-use disposables like coffee cups, straws, utensils, and napkins. Not only are these items used for mere minutes, but also an alarming amount end up polluting our oceans.… Read more

Caitlin Canty's "Motel Bouquet" Is A Hopeful Musical Journey

By Michael Levine  In Music  On Apr 16, 2018

CAITLIN CANTY Motel Bouquet(Tone Tree Music) Singer-songwriter Caitlin Canty has just released her fourth album, Motel Bouquet, recorded in music city, Nashville, TN. Canty has a mournful, ethereal, haunting, voice that sometimes resembles Norah Jones, Gillian Welch, and Chan Marshall (Cat Power). Her songs posses a feel of tough street smarts meets vulnerability and longing. Musically, the sound is based around Canty's acoustic guitar, and its lo-fi, Americana twang perfectly supports her heartfelt lyrics. Tracks like… Read more

The Scandalous Life Of Madame Du Barry, Marie Antoinette's Rival

By F Yeah History  In Living  On Apr 16, 2018

"A cheap whore that got lucky": that’s the general historic consensus on Jeanne Bécu; more commonly known as Madame Du Barry, rival of Marie Antoinette and scandalous mistress of Louis XV. BUT I’D ARGUE THERE’S WAY MORE TO THIS LADY THAN JUST BEING THE SIDE JOKE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.See, the tale of Madame Du Barry is Mean Girls in Versailles, with a smattering of Showgirls AND an underdog story built around scandal, rivalry and determination. Its got love, sex and one hell of a leading lady – oh, and at the end… Read more

Party Like An Activist With Prophets Over Profits

By Rachel Dasaro  In Feminism  On Apr 13, 2018

Party for a cause at the second annual Prophets Over Profits fundraiser this weekend, Saturday, April 14th, above Brooklyn’s McCarren Park at Dobbin St. from 2-8pm. Spearheaded by Dani Slock, owner of SLOWKEY Marketing and Events, Prophets Over Profits is in direct response to Trump's proposition to defund The National Endowment for the Arts by 2019. As government funding becomes harder to attain for 501c3 organizations, Slocki decided to use her marketing expertise (and birthday!) to make make a difference. This year,… Read more
The things we'll miss the most about our ex-boyfriend Paul Ryan: 1) The deep and tranquil pools of his blue eyes as he voted to reauthorize a warrentless spying program as part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.2) The ripple of his powerful — yet somehow also delicate — forearm muscles as he voted to make concealed-carry firearm permits valid across state lines.3) The intoxicating sheen of his dark hair under the House Floor's bright lights, as he voted to deny millions of children basic healthcare.4) The… Read more

Celebrate Friday The 13th The Feminist Way

By Anna Greer  In Feminism  On Apr 13, 2018

Today is Friday the 13th, our April dose of Halloween spookiness. Besides being the title of a horror movie in which a very young Kevin Bacon dies, everyone knows Friday the 13th means bad luck. Why is this something we all know? Friday the 13th might actually come from centuries of patriarchal erasure of goddess religions. After reading an awesome Instagram post from the Hood Witch, we decided to look into this. One of the most cited reasons behind Friday 13th is the presence of a 13th guest at the Last Supper: Judas… Read more

The Designer Nipple Is The Latest Trend in Plastic Surgery

By Lydia Wang  In Living  On Apr 13, 2018

Societal pressure to have the perfect body isn’t new, but societal pressure to have the perfect nipples might be. In a recent video with The New York Post, Dr. Norman Rowe, a plastic surgeon New York, reports an increase in women looking for what he calls the “designer nipple”—one that is perpetually hard, with a small, light-colored areola. “A lot of patients are coming in with the intent of, you know, burning their bras,” Rowe says. “More recently, the more prominent nipple has become a very popular look and trend. A… Read more

“Broad City” Will End In 2019: Link Roundup

By Victoria Albert  In Living  On Apr 13, 2018

Goodbye, Broad City Broad City creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson recently announced that the show will be ending after it’s fifth season in early 2019. But fear not, Broad City fans: the duo has a first-look deal with Viacom, and a bevy of hilarious feminist projects in the works. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter. Cardi B’s Album Has A Record-Breaking Week Cardi B’s new album, Invasion of Privacy, was streamed over 100 million times on Apple Music in its first week. Invasion of Privacy shattered the previous… Read more

This 1930s American Designer Created the First "Pussy Dress"

By Rachel Huber  In Style  On Apr 13, 2018

Meet Elizabeth Hawes, the 20th century fashion designer every feminist needs to know. Fashions come and fashions go, but if there is one trend that has recently ruled the runways, it has been fashion’s love for all things feminist. Cue a collective sigh of relief. Where there were once pussy hats on the streets, there are now also labia dresses on the runway (and labia pants in Janelle Monae's "PYNK" music video). Simply look no further than Namilia’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection and Thom Browne’s recent inclusion of… Read more

WTF Is Cryptocurrency? Here's What You Need To Know

By BUST Magazine  In Living  On Apr 13, 2018

In the world of money, cryptocurrency (and the blockchain technology that supports it) has moved from the realm of tech-savvy investors to the mainstream. The shift has created a modern-day tech gold rush: students are dropping out of college and becoming Bitcoin millionaires; coins that emerged on the market for mere pennies are now worth (tens of) thousands of dollars. But for the uninitiated, it’s hard to understand what cryptocurrency is, let alone why you should care. The simple answer? Because it’s only getting… Read more
In NANA, Serena Dykman traces the life of her late grandmother, Maryla Dyamant, after she was sent to Auschwitz and, as a survivor, her lifelong dedication to sharing her story. Serena and her mother, Alice Michalowski, embark on a journey through Europe to do so, visiting Maryla’s hometown in Poland; meeting with her students, friends and interviewers; and ultimately visiting Auschwitz. The film is not simply a retelling of the horrors of the Holocaust, but a story of a mother and daughter navigating intergenerational… Read more

Week Of Women: April 13-19, 2018

By Erika W. Smith  In Entertainment  On Apr 12, 2018

This week in feminist-friendly entertainment brings us an incredible new music video by Janelle Monae, a documentary about Grace Jones, and the first novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman to be translated into English. MOVIES Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami This new documentary about the iconic Grace Jones, directed by Sophie Fiennes, focuses on the latest decade or so of her career. Premieres Friday, April 13 in New York and expands throughout the month. Read more here. A Quiet Place John Krasinski’s directorial debut… Read more
We've been huge fans of soul siren Betty Davis for awhile now, and we're very excited to see the new documentary, Betty — They Say I'm Different which will have it's US premiere at the Red Bull Music Festival on May 23rd. So we decided to dug up this interview we did with her back in 2007. Enjoy! Mention the name “Betty Davis” and most people will either comment on how good she was in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? or say that they liked that song about her eyes. But feminist electro-musician Peaches has a decidedly… Read more
Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Australian Muslim Activist, Denied Entry to US Yassmin Abdel-Magied, a prominent Australian Muslim woman activist, was stopped from entering the US, according to The New York Times. Originally scheduled to speak at the Pen World Voices Festival in New York, border agents said she had the wrong kind of visa, and forced her to fly back to Europe. Abdel-Magied has been very vocal about her lived experiences as a Muslim woman in Australia and that country's immigration policies. You can read what she… Read more
If you see A Quiet Place in a theater, about two minutes in you’ll be cringing at the sounds of people chewing popcorn—and a few minutes later, you’ll be too terrified to notice. The movie is almost completely silent: it follows a family trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world full of blind monsters with super-hearing. The monsters can’t see you, but if they hear you, they’ll kill you—immediately. As we see in an early scene in which a child gets killed after playing with a noisy toy airplane. Talk about setting… Read more
Ever wonder what happened to the millions of girls who signed “purity pledges” in the late ’90s and early ’00s? Turns out, they didn’t live happily ever after. And for many of them, the “true love waits” philosophy was deeply damagingWhen Jamie A. had sex for the first time, she hoped it would be special. She’d waited until she was 27, and she imagined that her boyfriend—who was 35—would be thrilled when she revealed she was a virgin. She assumed they’d marry and that the relationship would finally bring her the deep… Read more