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Google Maps is supposed to make our search for goods and services easier — want Chinese food at 2 am? Unexpectedly got your period and need to find a laundromat ASAP? Or maybe you finally tried parkour and need medical attention? Type “where can I get stitches” into the Google search bar, and a map appears in your browser, showing the locations of all the hospitals and Urgent Care centers within a ten-mile radius, including their hours, what they offer, contact information, and reviews. This...
On Tuesday, Chloe Kim killed it when she won a gold medal in the women’s halfpipe, making history as the youngest woman to ever win an Olympic snowboarding medal. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, it took only one day for a public figure—Patrick Connor of Barstool Radio’s SiriusXM show Dialed-In With Dallas Braden—to sexualize Kim, who is also only 17 years old. Following immediate backlash, Connor was fired from his job at San Francisco-based radio station KNBR-AM, reports Deadspin. Bye! To be fair, all three men—Connor, his co-host Dallas...
We’re trying a new feature here at BUST.com—a roundup of the day’s biggest feminist political and pop culture news. Here’s our picks for February 15, 2018. The majority of mass shooters have one thing in common: a history of domestic violence. Nikolas Cruz, the man who killed 17 people in a shooting at a Florida high school yesterday, fits the bill. Read more about the 19-year-old’s history of violence at Quartz.  You might know her best for her Emmy-award winning performance on Master of None, or maybe...
We’re trying a new feature here at BUST.com—a roundup of the day’s biggest feminist political and pop culture news. Here are our picks for February 14, also known as Valentine's Day.  Frederick Joseph raised over $40,000 on GoFundMe to take Harlem children to see Black Panther in theaters, and he’s encouraging other communities to do the same with the Black Panther Challenge. Over 400 campaigns have raised over $400,000 to support kids with donations from everyday superheroes from all 50 states and 40 countries. Frederick says,...

We’re trying a new feature here at BUST.com—a roundup of the day’s biggest feminist political and pop culture news. Here are our picks for February 13, 2018, a.k.a. Galentine’s Day. Give your girls huge hugs and maybe, you know, handmade mosaic portraits a la Leslie Knope, and read about what’s happening in the world today. Photo via NBC / Parks and Recreation Just today, American snowboarder Chloe Kim made history as the youngest woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal for her sport. Congratulations, Chloe!...
In 1887, 68 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Alabama, Ida B. Wells rejected racial segregation, refusing to sit in the “colored only” section of a train car. Born on the cusp of emancipation in Mississippi on June 16, 1862, Ida B. Wells was a journalist, educator, activist, and cofounder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). A bona-fide badass long before the term was part of our cultural...
If anyone was going to write a poem called “Ode to My Bitch Face,” it would be Olivia Gatwood. Even as a teenager, she was tough: At 16, she led 20 women in a class-action sexual harassment lawsuit against her boss at a local bakery — a lawsuit that she later won. A year later, she was a vocal opponent of her soccer team’s bikini-based car washes. Eight years later, society still harasses and commodifies women at astounding rates. But now, the 25-year-old Gatwood has a...
Award winning author, activist, professor, and poet, Alice Walker is a force to be reckoned with. She's best known for her National Book and Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Color Purple (1982), which was adapted for the screen in 1985 by Stephen Speilberg and stared stared Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey, and later for the stage, running on Broadway twice, from 2005 to 2008, and again from 2015-2017. Before she became an author or fought for civil rights, she was just a kid growing up in...
  In October 2017, an 18-year-old girl — known as Anna Doe in court documents and who posts on social media under the screenname Anna Chambers — came forward to accuse two NYPD cops of arresting, then raping her. Six months later, she's still fighting for justice, and her story is inspiring a fight for legislation to make it illegal for cops to have sex with people they arrest — something that is legal in 35 states, including New York.  We've been following Anna's story since October,...
I’m fat in ways that white girls won’t understand. I’m fat in ways that my white mom didn’t understand, and still doesn’t; nearing 75, she diets and rebels, diets and rebels. (When she sleeps at our house, she sometimes waits until the lights are out, then pads to the kitchen and eats more, leaning alone against the counter. At Thanksgiving, the table in candlelight, she says, “Starting tomorrow, no more sugar and no more junk.” She is my mom; I wish she were free.)  I’m fat...