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We at BUST would like to wish a very happy birthday to the legendary Grace Jones! Jones started her modeling career shortly after immigrating to New York when she was 13. Her androgynous appearance catapulted her to international recognition, appearing on the covers of Vogue and Elle while working with fashion houses like Yves St. Laurent. She forayed into the music world in 1977, when she signed with Island Records, and went on to release many popular albums. Jones also acted in many mainstream films; her...
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instagram/janetmock Janet Mock - TV host, author, and trans rights activist - just published the first essay of her new Allure column "Beauty Beyond Binaries" and we're hooked, as always, by the honesty of her writing. The powerful essay recounts how bonding over makeup with her best friend as a 13-year-old gave her the confidence to slowly begin to live in her truth. Waxing poetic about first meeting her best friend, Wendi Miyaki, Janet recalls, "she was carefree and confident in her nonconformity as a 13-year-old trans...
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Poptarts is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first half of each episode is devoted to a hot topic in entertainment, and in the second half, a segment called "Whatcha Watchin'?," Callie and Emily dig into all the shows, movies, books, music, videos, and podcasts they've enjoyed since the last episode, and either praise or pan each experience. In Episode 8, available now, the hosts welcome Lizz Winstead—the groundbreaking comedian, activist, and author...
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Susan B. Anthony and Marion H. Skidmore on the porch steps of Marion's cottage On November 5th, 1917, Carrie Chapman Catt pleaded with New York Times readers to vote for women's suffrage: "Remember that our country is fighting for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own government. Vote for woman's suffrage, because it is part of the struggle towards democracy." The next day, women in New York State were granted the right to vote in all elections. Three years...
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Women Working for Women began as a Facebook group in response to the election as a place for women to connect to each other and inform one another. It has since turned into “IRL” groups in cities across the country. I attended the inaugural meeting of the New York City chapter on February 18th. The event took place in a cool Chinatown loft and featured wine donated by Vinfluence, a company that supports various nonprofits. “I was drawn to help build Women Working for Women because I...
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  The FBI released its file on Gamergate, an online movement that looks to stop feminist criticism of video games. How did they look to stop these types of critiques? With constant online harassment of avid female game journalists and bloggers, such as Brianna Wu and Anita Sarkeesian. ...and the FBI refused to prosecute these men, who went as far as to send death and rape threats, even when they confessed to the harassment. Because who cares about the safety of women, right? One specific incident, heavily referenced...
Support Feminist Media! During these troubling political times, independent feminist media is more vital than ever. If our bold, uncensored reporting on women’s issues is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $25, $50, or whatever you can afford, to protect and sustain BUST.com. Thanks so much—we can’t spell BUST without U.
Fight the power and grab some sassy accessories at the BUST Craftacular this weekend, May 6 & 7 at Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse from 11 a.m – 7 p.m. Nasty RibbonsNasty Ribbons! They're cute, witty, and small so you can put them almost everywhere.  Get your Nasty Ribbon at the upcoming Craftacular and pass that sass with understated style. *nail polish emoji* Wear the term “Nasty Woman” as a badge of complete honor from Nasty RibbonsSend out a clear message á la Kat Stratford “Don’t Tell Me...
Support Feminist Media! During these troubling political times, independent feminist media is more vital than ever. If our bold, uncensored reporting on women’s issues is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $25, $50, or whatever you can afford, to protect and sustain BUST.com. Thanks so much—we can’t spell BUST without U.
Margaret Atwood famously, apocryphally, said, "Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them." This quote is being played out all too literally, because a woman now faces up to one year in jail for the “crime” of laughing at Attorney General Jeff Sessions. According to the New York Times, three members of activist group Code Pink were convicted yesterday “on charges related to a protest at the confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions for attorney general.” The court...
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Sexual assault and domestic violence is never the victim's fault, yet the GOP's newest health care amendment seems to punish survivors by potentially stripping them of their rights to affordable health care coverage. Because calling a man with countless sexual assault allegations made against him president wasn't painful enough, now survivors must deal with the ramifications of the newly introduced MacArthur-Meadows Amendment.  The amendment, aptly named for two men, will allow states to deny coverage for preexisting conditions. And they’re including sexual assault and domestic violence, as...
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We’ve seen the rise in the “trendiness” of feminism, with more and more brands offering merch that empowers women - from Feminist Apparel to the abundance of Etsy shops selling unique feminist-themed items. And apparently, some “pro-patriarchy” men are pretty upset by this. Enter Patriarchy Tees. According to their website, they are “an Anti-Feminist, Anti-Racist, Pro-Patriarchy company” that believes “America has gone a little looney by letting women be too much in charge.” Their slogan is “Patriarchy Tees: A t-shirt company for men with balls and the women who...
Support Feminist Media! During these troubling political times, independent feminist media is more vital than ever. If our bold, uncensored reporting on women’s issues is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $25, $50, or whatever you can afford, to protect and sustain BUST.com. Thanks so much—we can’t spell BUST without U.