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These may be days of rage for women’s rights activists burning it all down in the age of Trump, Weinstein, and #MeToo. But here at BUST, we also know that feminism can be super fun, and we’ve got a bunch of great activist-inspired workshops at this year’s BUST Holiday Craftacular—Dec. 9 & 10, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St.—that prove exactly that. First up, we have amazing talks featuring Lindy West, Amber Tamblyn, and Kristen Sollee.  Then, we've got amazing classes going on all day. Gather your girl...
  Early Wednesday morning, TIME’s Person of the Year was announced as the “Silence Breakers” — those who spoke about their own experiences with sexual assault and harassment at the hands of powerful men, and used their platforms to invite others to unlearn their own silence as well. Many felt relieved that the title hadn’t gone to Donald Trump, a known abuser and predator himself, and that Tarana Burke, who founded the movement in 2006, was given credit in the #MeToo narrative (though many said that...
  On June 26, 2017, four months before the “me too” campaign reignited, Cosmopolitan.com published the story of Calla Hales' rape in an article titled, "She Told a Guy She Worked at an Abortion Clinic. On Their Next Date, He Raped Her." No one, including Calla, could have predicted the vitriol directed at her from FOX News, the anti-choice movement (which claims Calla made up her rape as a part a pro-choice agenda), journalists, and even some feminists, all for opening up about her experience. While extraordinary...
Time has revealed its 2017 Person of the Year, and it isn’t a person — or, rather, it’s many, many people. In a powerful spread available online, the magazine honored a movement they called the Silence Breakers, referring to the litany of survivors who have spoken out this year against sexual assault and harassment in America. Edward Felsenthal, Time’s editor-in-chief, announced the choice on NBC’s Today Show. “The galvanizing actions of the women on our cover, along with those of hundreds of others, and of many...
  As the list of men accused of sexual harassment (and subsequently often being fired from their powerful positions at everything from media companies and TV networks to cultural organizations and Hollywood studios) keeps on getting longer, a new man has come under fire amid rape allegations. On Monday, December 4, Netflix announced that they are cutting all ties with Danny Masterson, the star of their show The Ranch, after rape allegations against him have emerged or, should we say, re-emerged.  In March this year, PEOPLE first detailed how...
In March 2016, Brock Turner, who the media continues to refer to as the "Stanford University swimmer" and the rest of us (rightly) refer to as the "Stanford rapist," was convicted on three counts of sexual assault: sexual assault of an unconscious person, sexual assault of an intoxicated person, and sexual assault with intent to commit rape. Turner was released after serving only three months of an atrociously lenient six-month sentence. Last Friday, Brock Turner’s attorney, Eric Multhaup, filed to appeal Turner’s conviction. According to The...
  When I was a senior in college, all that I could think about was finishing school without going insane. I was a fashion design major at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and I was sewing my senior collection eighteen hours a day. When it came down to my second to last semester, I was thrilled to have one of the shortest and easiest classes required for my degree — Computer Aided Design for Fashion. This class took place in a quiet, dark...
Actor and writer Amber Tamblyn, a longtime poetry columnist for BUST,  will be leading a panel called "Fighting Partiarchal Narratives During the Trump Era" on Sunday, December 10th, at 2pm, at the Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn NY. She'll be joined by Feminist Press executive director and fellow BUST contributor Jamia Wilson, BuzzFeed News writer Alanna Bennett, and BUST co-founder Laurie Henzel. Tickets are $10, and may be purchased here.   Tamblyn's talk is one highlight of the annual BUST Craftacular, NYC's longest-running indie-craft fair. This year's event has expanded well...

  Ever heard of No Shave November? It's that thing where all the men in your life revert back to furry cavemen and some actually donate to cancer treatments, specifically testicular cancer. There’s a running joke online that if girls participate in No Shave November, they’re going to get stuck with No Dick December — meaning that if a girl doesn’t shave, no one would be romantically or sexually interested in her. But like, who wants to sleep with someone who cares about how often you...
  NXIVM, pronounced nex-e-um, bills itself as a self-help organization with programs throughout North America and a goal “to help transform and, ultimately, be an expression of the noble civilization of humans,” according to their website. Besides the fact that statement is nonsense, the Albany-based NXIVM seems to be a lot more insidious than it comes off to be at first glance. The group has been making tons of headlines since The New York Times released an expose on the alleged sex cult offshoot of NXIVM...
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