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  As a young progressive, I have been left stunned by the sexist attacks on Hillary Clinton this election season by both the right and the far left. Humanity for Hillary, an organization of artists and activists, collaborated to confront sexism in this election cycle by releasing #ThisWhatMyRevolutionLooksLike featuring a creative, powerful group of female artists: Lena Dunham, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Hill Harper, Rosie Perez, Lea Delaria, and Nastasha Lyonne.
On July 13, 2015, Sandra Bland was pulled over for forgetting a turn signal, something every driver has mistakenly done at least once in his or her life. Bland, however, was arrested after a mild confrontation, and soon found hanged in the cell of a Texas county jail. That very month, four more black women died behind bars: Kindra Chapman, Raynette Turner, Joyce Curnell and Ralkina Jones.  Bland’s death was a shock to all that knew her.
John Oliver did what he does best and hilariously destroyed Donald Trump (and several other terrible members of the GOP) in his recap of the RNC “the most apocalyptic event” that has ever happened in Cleveland. Oliver was off the air during the time of the RNC, and boy did he make up for it. Repeatedly. Perhaps the funniest bit of the whole video is Oliver’s discussion of what certain members of the GOP deem to “fact,” if only to back it up with how they feel.
Last Wednesday, for the first time in my life, I was fortunate enough to be in the presence of the original queen of punk rock, the one and only legendary, incredible, poetic, and awe-inspiring Patti f*cking Smith. I’m trying (and failing) to maintain some chill while I write about this.
I’m good with money. I bought my first house at the age of 25. I have healthy retirement accounts. My savings account doesn’t contain three months of living expenses, it contains a year’s gross salary. And, after 10 plus years working in the financial services and banking industries, I’m not intimidated by bankers who see my gender and not my experience.  Which is why, when I left my ex-husband, I wasn’t prepared for the amount of latent sexism I encountered in the financial system.  The first surprise came when I ordered and paid for my car registration tabs.
  As a wee riot grrrl, I ran across a late night cable documentary that changed my perspective on porn. One segment featured a poetic leather dyke, and then appeared a bountiful fire-maned babe full of laughter — with her legs spread for the audience to examine her anatomy and the tongue-in-cheek title, Public Cervix Announcement, I knew I had just discovered the Mary Poppins of what I would later learn was sex-positive feminism. As a porn performer and prostitute in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Annie Sprinkle discovered how readily your supposed allies can also be your worst critics.
  You wouldn't know what you were about to dig into musically just by talking to Mothers. Sitting down with the group at the 4Knots Music Festival, a four piece made up by Kristine Leschper, Matthew Anderegg, Drew Kirby, and Chris Goggans, I found them to be incredibly friendly and cheerful.  On stage, things takes a darker tone — Kristine croons intense, empowering, and most of all, vulnerable words that hover over the crowd before the backing instrumentals knock them down, full force, onto the listeners.  Music like this must have a story behind it — and it does.
DC fans: get ready, get set, get hype. San Diego Comic-Con has come to a close, but it's left us with a treasure trove of teasers, including the first official trailer for Wonder Woman. Starring Gal Gadot as warrior princess Diana Prince, this movie, set to release in Summer 2017, looks like it's going to be a heart-stopping, action-packed whopper, featuring a multitude of classic Wonder Woman fixtures. We even get a sneak peak of her infamous Lasso of Truth being put to good, ass-kicking use. Directed by Patty Jenkins, this film is destined to be a feminist powerhouse.
  Tomorrow, our August/September 2016 issue officially arrives on newsstands — and it’s a major milestone for us. That’s right, this is our ONE HUNDREDTH issue, something we were never quite sure we’d see when BUST began in 1993. And we can’t think of a more perfect cover star for our 100th issue than Tina Fey, who we have loved for well over a decade. She first appeared on our cover back in 2004 when she was on SNL  — before she created Mean Girls, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, or so many of our other favorite TV series, movies and books.
Indie icon, musician, and writer Amanda Palmer is the latest woman to be featured in a video for "The What's Underneath Project." The project, which has been previously featured in BUST, was created in 2014 by StyleLikeU, and its message is absolutely beautiful. The goal of it all is to "uncover the power of genuine self-acceptance by stripping us down to open us up.
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