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How long has it been since you picked up a teen magazine? For most of us, it’s probably been years — not least because most of the teen mags of yore have long since folded (RIP YM, Teen People, CosmoGirl and, of course, Sassy). You might want to consider picking up a teen magazine again, because Teen Vogue’s February issue has a major feminist theme — and we’re impressed.
When someone uses the term DIY, what usually comes to mind are handmade crafts, ambitious cooking endeavors, or creative home improvement projects. But for Limor Fried, the 36-year-old owner of Adafruit Industries, DIY is a way to empower people of all ages to take control of their personal technology through educational make-your-own electronics kits. Adafruit sells everything from LED sequins to DIY watch and robot sets. Her most popular, and perhaps least intimidating product, however, is the “MintyBoost Kit,” a build-your-own mobile-device charger the size of an Altoids tin.
  Vivienne Westwood designed some nice penis necklaces for you to wear, if you want. Sport one on your first day at your new job, a wedding where you don't really know anyone, or while going through airport security. There is no wrong time to wear a penis necklace. The necklaced was debuted in Vivienne Westwood's menswear show on January 19 in Milan. You can get these pecker pendants in silver and gold. If you want BUST's official style advice, the penis necklace is best worn with a clitoris ring.
  Last Friday marked the 43rd anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case Roe V. Wade that decided women have a right to privacy and to make their own reproductive health choices. Now, over four decades later, Planned Parenthood has been held under an accusatory microscope, facing charges of illegally selling human body parts.
If anyone should ever need another reason to love Cher, just wait until this next sentence. In the wake of the atrocious water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Cher has been one of the biggest voices relentlessly trying to bring attention to the problem. Her colorful tweets have taken a backseat in order to call out the government of Flint and express support to the residents, written in all caps lock and emojis so you know she means business.
Postpartum depression is not as visible as it should be. According to the American Psychological Association, up to 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression, yet we don't talk about it. In fact, a mere 15% of women with postpartum depression seek professional treatment. Recently, several celebrities have spoken honestly about their struggles with it, starting a much-needed conversation. Hayden Panettiere, who has been vocal about the issue before, talked about beating postpartum at the Critics' Choice Awards.
  Have you watched The Great British Bake Off yet? If not, you’re missing out. The baking competition reality series debuted in 2010 and has become a MAJOR hit in the UK — the 2015 finale drew over 13 million viewers, making it the most-watched TV series of the year. That’s right. Making custard can be INTENSE. The Great British Bake Off recently crossed the pond and began airing on PBS as The Great British Baking Show. It’s currently streaming on Netflix if you’re in need of a marathon — and trust me, you are.
A feminist is any woman who tells the truth about her life. Today we celebrate the birthday of English writer and feminist icon Virginia Woolf. Born in 1882, Woolf was raised by parents who were extremely well-connected, both socially and artistically. They influenced her to experiment with the art of writing. She studied at the Ladies’ Department of King’s College, London, and during her time there, she met a handful of radical feminists at the helm of educational reform. After her father’s death in 1904, Woolf was institutionalized.
Gloria Steinem attends an ERA rally in 1981 Feminists have been advocating for an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution for almost A FULL CENTURY. First proposed all the way back in 1923 by suffragists Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman, the ERA resurfaced in the late '60s and '70s thanks to the National Organization for Women, but in 2016, it still isn't a reality. Recently, Gloria Steinem joined activists Jamia Wilson, Ai-jen Poo, Jennifer Pozner, Elizabeth Deutsch, Carol Robles Roman and Agunda Okeyo to talk about the ERA and the state of women's equality today.
When reports about the lack of The Force Awakens’  Rey toys and figures started pouring in from around the country, none of us were fooled. Between Hasbro’s extremely foolish exclusion of a Rey token from the Star Wars Monopoly set to the ridiculous claims about not releasing some action figures because of “spoilers,” we simply weren’t buying the what the publicity machine was attempting to sell. It’s one thing to know something in our hearts and heads, and quite another to have it outright confirmed.
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