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  It’s Anniversary Extravaganza Eve! Just one more sleep and we’ll wake up to the party we’ve all been waiting for, BUST’s 20th Anniversary Extravaganza - with special goodies, sweet music, and our favorite celebs, it really feels like feminist Christmas. But no, you are not allowed to sit on Gloria Steinem’s lap. There are a few tickets left and they’re going fast! Get yours before they’re gone.   Our hostess with the mostest is comedienne Julie Klausner from the award-winning podcast, How Was Your Week. She'll guide us...
   From Prince to Bob Dylan to Ray Charles, Mavis Staples has made music with a diverse array of great songwriters over the course of her 53-year career. She continues this tradition on One True Vine, her second collaboration with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. The record is mix of covers and new songs, all performed with minimal instrumentation. A few tracks (including a striking rendition of Parliament Funkadelic’s “Can You Get to That”) can be described as funky, but the majority of the album consists of...
  I would say I’m a feminist because I believe in choice and equality. Yes, that includes the choice of whether to shave or not to shave. And there's no doubt this situation gets a little...prickly. Certainly some of us just like it. But a question mark remains on whether we like it because it makes us feel good, or if social constructs have convinced us that having a clean, plastic-like exterior should make us feel good. Is there any scientific justification for getting rid of underarm hair? I...
  Cecile Kyenge seems to live on the high road, accepting apologies and handing out anti-racist wisdom to the dickheads who keep trying to knock her down. As Italy's first ever black member of cabinet, Kyenge has been fielding racist remarks left and right since breaking onto Italy's political scene. This time she's accepted an apology from Roberto Calderoli, the dude who compared her to an orangutan earlier this month. Calderoli is a member of the notoriously anti-immigration Northern League party. He said that photographs of Kyenge...
She’s 27, she’s Jewish, and she wears Gucci: she’s Mindy Budgor and she’s the first female Maasai warrior in recorded history. For that reason alone, it’s important to read Warrior Princess, but that’s not the only reason. It’s also surprisingly funny; you will LOL a lot, probably very hard. Budgor hails from Chicago and, out of a hazy sense of purpose, was applying for a master’s in business when she heard the howling call of the Maasai, a semi-nomadic people in Kenya. Upon learning that...