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Simone de Beauvoir in her studio, Montparnasse, Paris, March 1986. “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” Ever wanted to figure out how to get into Simone de Beauvoir’s head? The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC has put together an installation of the thinking space of one of feminism’s most influential women. “From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir” is an interpretation of her Paris studio that encourages visitors to reflect on her wide-reaching, patriarchy-smashing impact. Let’s reflect on that impact for...
  A new bra-volution is here and we like it. Like many industries important to women— tampons, pads, shaving and condoms— bras have been stuck in the past, mostly dominated by men and simply inflexible (like bras themselves). But not to worry; after dedicated development and research, ThirdLove is here to save the day (or the bae’s). Heidi Zak, an MIT MBA grad who has worked in many product-oriented jobs, realized there was huge potential for an innovative lingerie market. Many start-ups were already turning traditional products...
  Having people over for New Years and want to show off your best #adulting skills? We’ve compiled some of our favorite party food ideas to help you say good riddance to 2016 and ring in a delicious 2017. Auld lang YUM.   Homemade Smoke And Spice Almond Hummus - because hummus will always be there for you.   Barbecue Popcorn, Toasted Ravioli and Chocolate Krispie Nut Bites? That's some finger-lickin'-good finger food.    Why not follow that up with Sweet Potato Apples With Candied Pecans?   If you’ve got the time: tamales. Yes please.    Really impress the crew...
The aftermath of this election has been tough for all of us, and it’s hard to know what to do or what actions to take to make our country feel a little safer for women and girls. We strive to make BUST one of those safe places, but we need your support now if we’re going to keep providing a voice for those who need us most over the next four years. BUST has been the magazine “for women with something to get off their chests,” for...
  I woke up suddenly, jolted into consciousness by a sharp headache. I was in bed but couldn’t remember getting there last night. Burying my face into my pillow, I tried to piece it together: I remembered running into an old friend on campus and grabbing a drink with him and his buddies. I met somebody at the bar. My friends left, but the new guy and I continued drinking. On the way to another bar, he suggested a strip club instead. And so, me and...