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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...
Monica Lewinsky, whose name has been dragged through the mud for decades and whose name has become synonymous with "sex scandal," is done keeping quiet. Unsurprisingly, given her experience, she has become more of a social activist in recent years. As a white woman whose affair with the then-President of the United States, Bill Clinton, was hyper-covered by the news and is constantly still brought up, she feels she has some level of social obligation to tackle issues of sexual harassment and assault. But the...
In response to the Trump administration's removal of the Obama-era DACA program, which granted conditional residency to undocumented minors, the organizers of the Women’s March are planning a creative action in N.Y.C. this Saurday 2nd December to raise awareness and put pressure on Congress to pass the DREAM Act into law. By ending DACA, Trump has put 800,000 young people at risk of losing their jobs and being deported from the only country they know as home. The bipartisan Dream Act would protect DACA recipients...
  With almost 1,200 locations, Massage Envy has long been the largest franchise of its kind since the company was founded in 2002. On Sunday, BuzzFeed News reported on over 180 filed complaints, police reports, and sexual assault lawsuits against the spa empire—and called the franchise out for failing to take action. Among the incidents reported was Danielle Dick’s story. Dick wrote on Change.org that she was assaulted at Massage Envy’s Richmond, VA location and, after reporting her abuse to the manager on duty, was told that Massage...
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