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You should do one thing every day to make yourself smile. Today, you should google ‘Mike Pence Queer Dance Party’— I guarantee you won’t be able to keep from smiling. Armed with the fierce tunes of Lady Gaga and Whitney Houston, protesters danced their way to Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s temporary home. Donned in glitter, tutus and party hats, the crowd held rainbow flags and glow sticks. The march was organized by WERK for Peace and #DisruptJ20. The leader and one of the organizers of...

As the country says its goodbyes to President Obama and reflects on his legacy, I am this week saying my own goodbye: not to President Obama, but to the idea of President Hillary Rodham Clinton. Like many others in the New York bubble, I was in no way prepared for the outcome on November 8. “You know what’s great?” I would declare. “In 100 years, Hillary will be the President Clinton history remembers most clearly, not Bill.” And so I have spent a good deal of the...
BUST will be joining the Women's March on Washington this Saturday, January 21st, and we hope to see some of you there! If you can't make it to DC, there will be many sister marches around the world, in every state in the US and in countries from Albania to New Zealand. We're bringing you three posters to print out and carry wherever you march — the Nasty Women poster is designed by Mike Perry, and the other two posters come straight from the BUST office....
Last weekend I attended a panel about smashing the glass ceiling when something within me clicked. The event took place at New York’s latest Nasty Women exhibition, in which one of the speakers happened to be Mindy Abovitz, the founder of Tom Tom magazine. As the creator of the only publication solely dedicated to female drummers, Abovitz spoke of the nebulous of power that exists around all of us. You have to take hold of it, she firmly declared to the women in the audience. A...
The Trump enterprise (or family) may be rich but they are definitely tacky. We have seen the lavish, glossy spreads of his gold-plated home in the Trump Tower or the birds-eye shots of his Mar a Lago estate in Florida but how do these heirs-turned-reality-TV-show people see the world? Like a playground built for them. While Trump boasts about grabbing women by the pussy, something he can do “because he’s famous.”, Marla Maples, his ex-mistress, tried to score a free hair-do for her and Tiffany...
  The 2010 case of Chelsea Manning and the over 750,000 documents and videos that she sent to Wikileaks saw the strange marriage of two issues we don’t normally see side by side: U.S. foreign policy and transgender issues. Seven years later those issues are coming back into the public eye as Obama has just decided to commute Manning’s prison sentence. Originally sentenced to 35 years-- the longest sentence ever imposed by the U.S. for leak conviction-- Manning will now be released May 17, 2017. During her seven...
  A member of feminist activist group Femen crashed an unveiling ceremony for a new Trump wax figure in Madrid on Tuesday. Shouting “Grab patriarchy by the balls!”, referring to Trump’s infamous “grab ‘em by the pussy" comments, the topless protester grabbed the statue’s crotch before she was dragged by museum staff. Femen, an international women’s rights group known for using nudity in their protests, took credit for the protest on Twitter, tweeting, “We just grabbed him back." via Twitter/@FEMEN_Movement A spokesman for the museum, Gonzalo Presa, commented, "If they...
"Pincause,"founded by couple Kate and Nate, have designed this colorful pin for the Women’s March on Washington, with a percentage of the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. The pin was designed in partnership with artist Penelope Dullaghan and made in Cleveland, Ohio, and it depicts the American Sign Language sign for "I Love You." Dullaghan says, “Pincause Women’s Rights really hit home for me because I truly believe that compassion and understanding, for ALL people, are the keys to solving many of the world’s problems...
Abortion access is taking another quiet step backward. By the end of the month, Kentucky will be down to only one abortion provider in the entire state, thanks to the closing of the EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington. The news was announced last Friday in a post on the Kentucky National Organization For Women’s Facebook page after the clinic's six-month legal battle to obtain a state license. The EMW Women’s Clinic called the closing “a permanent casualty” of pro-life governor Matt Bevin. In a Facebook post,...
  Are you excited about the Women's March on Washington on January 21st, but overwhelmed with the resplendent litany of possible chants, rendering you confused about what your message will be? Look no further. Veteran fierce chanteuse Fiona Apple sings a to-the-point ditty composed by Michael Whalen. Over tracks of the president-elect saying “grab them by the pussy," she sings, “We don’t want your tiny hands / anywhere near our underpants.” Accompanied her signature bass piano and Whalen’s beats, the song needs no flourishes and superfluous...