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In 2006, few were concerned about online harassment of women —but Jac sm Kee saw darkness looming on the cyber-horizon. While working at a women’s rights organization that doubled as a domestic violence shelter, Kee saw an increasing number of women reporting harassment through internet communication technologies (ICTs). Concerned, she published a paper with the Association for Progressive Communications, highlighting the intersection between ICTs and violence against women. The paper’s message was clear: Developments in surveillance and hacking technology were allowing internet trolls to become...
If Trump’s presidency has done one helpful thing for America, it has inspired better people to run for office at all levels. And one of these better people is certified superhero (and former BUST Sales and Promotions Manager!) Gail Johnson, a candidate running for Gainesville, Florida’s City Commission. Johnson, who lives with her 8-year-old daughter and owns a catering company, was inspired to run for an at-large seat on the commission as a means of speaking up against the Trump administration. “It did not even occur...
My name is Fiona O’Neill. I am an undergraduate majoring in Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. The woman in this article, Rose, is my sister. My perspective and overall awareness regarding some of the issues in the women's prison system expanded immensely through her experience. She is my greatest inspiration. She survived her time in prison with resilience and strength because she had the support of my family, yet she still has a lot of psychological damage. Not all women are fortunate enough to...
Women’s History Month is almost halfway over, but we continue to celebrate with abandon. It’s a time to celebrate contemporary, living, kickass women. The photo series “Change Makers” does just that. Inspired by the spirit of the Women’s March on Washington, these portraits by Jena Cumbo, accompanied by written profiles, feature 33 women leaders of different backgrounds, races, sexualities, ages, and statuses. They’re activists, creators, and standouts in male-dominated fields. Two of the women featured are Jessamyn Stanley and Lauren Duca, who we've covered in...
Why Is R. Kelly Immune To #MeToo? BuzzFeed recently published an interview with Jerhonda Pace, one of the women who has come forward about being abused by R. Kelly. Pace is frustrated and hurt by the lack of recognition she and R. Kelly’s other victims have received in the midst of the Me Too movement. Despite multiple allegations of abuse, R. Kelly remains celebrated and relatively unscathed, unlike many of the other people accused of sexual assault and harassment. Tennessee House Won’t Recognize Neo-Nazis As Terrorists Tennessee House representatives...
Since the 1960s, feminists have been protesting the sexism of beauty pageants. But others have chosen to subvert these competitions from the inside, entering as a form of activism.  On a Saturday morning this past September, Anita Green walked across a stage in a black cocktail dress and pink lipstick to become the first trans woman to compete in the Miss Montana USA pageant — ever.Already well known in Montana as the state’s first trans delegate, Green entered the pageant, in part, as a political statement....
Claire Foy Didn't Get Equal Pay On The Crown Vanity Fair reports that Claire Foy, who plays the Queen of England on a show about the Queen of England, got paid less than Matt Smith, who plays her husband on the same show. Notorious for being one of the most expensive television shows in history, The Crown has a $7 million budget per episode but was only paying Claire Foy an estimated $40,000 per episode. The #NationalSchoolWalkout Is Happening Right Now NPR reports that high school students at...
You know Helen Keller, right? The deaf and blind girl who overcame early 20th century societal expectations to get a good education and become a humanitarian? Now, many people know Helen as an "inspiration," the stuff of milquetoast Saturday morning educational TV, with approx 2000 sappy TV movies about her. BUT if Helen Keller knew about the saccharine way she’s been remembered… well, I’d watch out. See, Helen was one of history's baddest bitches! She is actually reading a book on kicking the shit out of arse...
A musty odor fills my 160-square-foot bedroom. A small box heater is rumbling gently in the corner, fighting the 32-degree temperatures right outside the window. Sunlight attempts to break through the dark gray curtains but is unsuccessful. Swaddled in a deep blue comforter, I lay, now mid-afternoon, and stare at the barren off-white walls. My head, encompassed by the caseless pillow, is pounding slightly. I can hear water droplets falling outside my window, plummeting from the balcony above onto the concrete ground below. Playing on...
Dan Harmon is known to the public as the creator of Community and the executive producer of cult favorite animated series Rick and Morty. In January, Harmon was confronted with and forced to address sexual harassment allegations against him. While Community was being produced, Harmon had taken advantage of his position in power and repeatedly sexually harassed Megan Ganz, a young writer who was just starting her career in the entertainment industry. Without a doubt, Harmon shook Ganz's perception and confidence as a woman, a...