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When I announced that I was getting married, one of the most common responses I heard was, “…but you’re a feminist.” It seemed few saw feminism and a wedding as marriage material. In a video on The Guardian, British feminist Julie Bindel claims, “Marriage can never be a feminist act,” and that “women should stop pretending that marriage is anything other than a tool for their own oppression.” She essentially argues that the patriarchal abuse within the institution is so deep-seated in history and contemporary culture...
Yes, BUSTies, it's time to grab some colored pencils because it's happening -- Lisa Frank is making a coloring book just for you. The image above from Lisa Frank's Instagram is the only sneak peek into the rainbow wonderland so far, but from the way its looking it seems we should set our expectations high. Over the past couple years, the number of adult coloring books on the market has skyrocketed, proclaiming coloring's positive, meditative effects on the human psyche, young or old. For those of...
If there's one thing Lael Wilcox is not, it's a loser. 235 miles, per day, every day, is what it took for her to win the incredible (and painful-sounding) Trans Am race and hold the second fastest time IN THE RACE'S HISTORY. She chased a man named Steffen for two weeks (!!!!!) before catching up to him in the last 100 miles. "We should finish this together," he basically said, which we know he never would have said to a man. "NO!" (or something like that) was Wilcox's response, and they literally...
  Give toxic, corporate polish the finger with these awesome indie brands If you've ever wondered whether the strong fumes coming from your nail polish are harmful, the answer is yes. Luckily, these brands are “five free,” having eliminated five of the harshest chemicals, like formaldehyde, from their formulas. They’re a little pricier than drugstore buys, but embracing sandal season with polishes that are healthy, vegan, and created by women is probably worth it. SMITH & CULTThe two women who created makeup brand Hard Candy are back in the indie polish biz making amazing colors...
On the surface, Beyoncé’s Lemonade is about infidelity, but if you get too preoccupied with Becky, you’ll fail to see Lemonade for what it is at its core — a meditation on what it means to be a black woman in America. With powerful visions of the South, haunting lyrics and politically charged imagery, watching Lemonade feels a lot like reading Harlem Renaissance poetry. If you look closely, you can find traces of the Harlem Renaissance’s influence on the film, from Langston Hughes’ blues-inspired poetry to...