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Global Times has spotlighted some awesome feminists in China who have recently staged various grassroots protests that go beyond writing articles or giving speeches.  They focus on pressing women’s issues like sexual harassment and workplace and financial inequality.  China is a more difficult environment to protest in, as feminism is less accepted there than in the United States (and a lot of people in the U.S. aren’t down with feminism either).  As one activist, Song Jialun, explains, "Women are educated to be somebody's wife and somebody's...
Three members of Pussy Riot were convicted of hooliganism, but the movement continues – Feminist Press is making sure of that. Only a month after three members of feminist punk performance art collective Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in a penal colony for staging a protest performance in a Moscow cathedral, Feminist Press is releasing an ebook about the trial. Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer For Freedom collects previously unavailable Pussy Riot material, including letters from prison, courtroom statements, and poems. It also includes “Punk...
Want to feel even better about picking up the latest Zadie Smith, Junot Diaz, or J.K. Rowling novel? (Is this September the best month ever for book releases or what?) Check out these vintage ads in support of libraries and reading from brainpickings.org:       Reading isn't just a form of entertainment or a way to open your mind--apparently it can also solve problems like being thrown off a cruise ship, being perpetually single, or hating your family.         So, whether you're sad, shipwrecked, or just looking for something to do on the subway,...
  Kreayshawn is back with another single from her latest album, Somethin ‘Bout Kreay, dropping Tuesday, September 18, and her track sends its message out loud and clear: Twerk it.  Premiering on Rolling Stone today, the Oakland rapper's latest track, “Twerkin!!!” is a booty poppin’ anthem that features a couple of BUST’s favorite boys, Philly-based DJ Diplo and flamboyant rapper Sissy Nobby.  Diplo adds more sex in the mix with some sultry vocals in the hook, and sissy bounce rapper Sissy Nobby hypes it up with a pump-up...
Looking for that special item that'll take your living room from blah to MoMA? Well, look no further. This mobile pops against plain white walls (yo, landlords, what've you got against cool paint colors?) and will brighten up an unused corner of even the most low-ceilinged room. You can even hang it above your bed--I hear it induces colorful dreams. Trust me, this colorful, geometric mobile will make any area in your home supercool. Themis Trio Hanging Mobile, $37, poketo.com   Stay tuned each week for more cool gadgets and...
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