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  Today one store in Britain, Tesco, is now selling its female razors at the same price point as its male razors. The difference: pink versus blue. Those blue disposable razors were commonly sold at 10 pence while their pink counterpart was sold for twice the amount at 20 pence. The disparity does not end there. Not by a long shot. A study last year showed that “women are paying 37% more than men for equivalent products.” Paula Sherriff, a new Labour MP has been vocal about...
In a time when our country feels so divided and many are feeling helpless, where do we turn to fight back and stand up for our rights? Lip gloss. Beautiful Rights lip products are the newest and most stylish way to stand up for gender justice. The beauty brand donates 20% of all sales—not profits—to your choice of women’s rights organizations. Just a few names on their roster are Planned Parenthood, MomsRising, and the American Civil Liberties Union. Just about everything that Beautiful Rights does...
2016 was a trash fire of year for many, many reasons. But one 2016 trash fire you may not have thought much about is the quickly-shrinking landscape of women’s media. 2016 saw several much-loved women’s websites shut down: most recently XOJane, but also The Toast and AfterEllen, and with recent developments over at SpinMedia, the future of The Frisky isn’t looking too great either. Many other women’s sites have had huge layoffs or reduced their publishing schedule. The result is a media world where fewer women — and...
Simone de Beauvoir in her studio, Montparnasse, Paris, March 1986. “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” Ever wanted to figure out how to get into Simone de Beauvoir’s head? The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC has put together an installation of the thinking space of one of feminism’s most influential women. “From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir” is an interpretation of her Paris studio that encourages visitors to reflect on her wide-reaching, patriarchy-smashing impact. Let’s reflect on that impact for...

The aftermath of this election has been tough for all of us, and it’s hard to know what to do or what actions to take to make our country feel a little safer for women and girls. We strive to make BUST one of those safe places, but we need your support now if we’re going to keep providing a voice for those who need us most over the next four years. BUST has been the magazine “for women with something to get off their chests,” for...

  These steps to overcoming the injustices and of a Trump administration or just generally aiding a cause in a time of need, are great ways to get involved. Whether you’re dipping your toes or taking the plunge, here is your guide: 1. TEXT for DAILY ACTION!This is one is easy and is far more efficient than a disgruntled tweet. Sign up for Daily Action’s text message service that alerts and you will just open a single text message every day, tap the phone number included, and...
I remember going with my father to open my first bank account when I was around seven years old. NationsBank (since acquired by Bank of America) had a branch inside our grocery store and we made a special trip to sign me up for a savings account. I squirmed as my father signed one form after another; starting a bank account sure was boring! I can’t remember if my dad let me sign on any of the dotted lines, but I do remember him explaining...
  Add this to your Christmas wish-list: Women’s Reproductive Rights Bandanas. Jen Maravillas has created these intricately-detailed, hand-dyed bandanas depicting women's rights and the struggle to acquire them. If you look closely, you will see many symbols for woman and the vagina, surrounded by traditional contraceptive plants and women protestors from around the world in communal struggle.   According to the description: "This is the first in a series of unique hand-dyed bandanas depicting social movements and revolutions. Jennifer Maravillas began this scarf in reaction to the U.S. presidential election of...

President-elect Trump's cabinet is shaping up to be a majority male, white, mega-rich crew of business leaders-turned-lawmakers. But there is no doubt that the winners of a Trump presidency are white women. The takeover and rise of power of the conservative right puts this class of women in a seat of unauthorized approval. The fact that 53% of white women voted for President-elect Trump inadvertently positions white privilege back into the White House. Trump advances and sources elitism further into the white family, re-surging the...
Straight from the ad pages of your favorite magazines, here’s your guide to being a girl in December. Take notes. 1. Stay cozy. Wear a baby. If you play your cards right, your sensitive, goateed dad/boyfriend/professor will reward you with a pair of socks made out of his extra sweater sleeves. 2. Flaunt your complexity. Show off all your many dimensions at once. When planning outfits for your holiday soirées, think: “I’m an heiress and an Italian professor at this upscale tropical funeral.” 3. Represent feminine softness in a hard...