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"You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill... and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes." So says Morpheus to Neo in The Matrix.  For Rep. Robert Fisher (R-NH), the "rabbit hole" is feminism. Though Fisher has demonstrated misogynistic views in the past and has publicly defended the misogynistic actions of his colleagues, the extent of his idiocy was unclear until Tuesday, when an investigation by The Daily...

A recent article in Marie Claire explores that sexism in medicine is costing women their lives. The article, entitled “Women Are Dying Because Doctors Treat Us Like Men,” delves into the world of gender-biased medicine, revealing that female patients are often overlooked by healthcare professionals and their symptoms are rarely taken seriously. This lack of consideration leads to sometimes fatal misdiagnoses. The problem is systematic —most medical research is conducted exclusively on male cells, male mice, and men, and medical students are trained by a curriculum...
Today in “man in position of power not-so-secretly hates women”... Be careful what you say online. The Daily Beast has linked a New Hampshire state politician back to an account responsible for the creation of Reddit’s The Red Pill, one of the most well-known hubs of misogyny and "Men’s Rights Activism" on the internet. Following an online paper trail through a series of Reddit posts, blogs, and his personal Facebook account, Bonnie Bacarisse has connected pk_atheist, a well known Reddit figure who thinks women are subordinate to...
If you've been online in the past few days, you've probably seen a headline about a new "sex trend" — "stealthing." “Stealthing” is a nonconsensual and frankly disturbing sex act which refers to when a man secretly removes his condom in the middle of sexual intercourse. So, yeah, this isn't a "new sex trend." This is sexual assault. A report by the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law led by Alexandra Brodsky features interviews with victims and a look into online communities that encourage "stealthing." Brodsky...
Serena Williams just casually reclaimed her number one ranking, announced her pregnancy with an ode to her unborn baby, and served some serious realness to the racist haters. Just in case you were wondering, Serena is a certified bad ass.  After returning to the top of the WTA world rankings earlier this year, Serena shared news of her pregnancy, first with a Snapchat, followed by an Instagram letter to her baby-to-be in which she spoke of the strength, serenity, and peace she has gained and her excitement to share...
We here at BUST are suffering from a case of Michelle Obama withdrawal. You probably are too. Here, then, are a gathering of inspiring quotes and photos to help soothe the pain. 'Let's be very clear: Strong men — men who are truly role models — don't need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful. People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.' image via Instagram/MichelleObama44 'Every girl, no matter where she lives, deserves the opportunity to develop...
This weekend's March for Science drew crowds of thousands in cities all over the world, from the march's home base of D.C. to Sydney, Australia. The march had over 600 "Satellite" marches all over the world. The goal of the march was to speak up and protect that values and importance of science which are now being attacked under the Trump administration. The March for Science website says, "The March for Science champions and defends science and scientific integrity, but it is a small step...
In the latest alt-right ass-kicking news, a young woman at Auburn University shut down white supremacist Richard Spencer. In order to fully bask in the awesomeness that is this shut down, you should know a little background about Spencer and the event. Richard Spencer is the president of the National Policy Institute which claims to be "dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States, and around the world,' (AKA White Nationalists). Spencer is a leading voice for the...
Serena Williams, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, announced yesterday that she's pregnant, sending the internet into a frenzy. The tennis superstar dropped the news through Snapchat; the caption "20 weeks" accompanies the photo of Williams in a yellow bathing suit sporting the beginning of a baby bump. Williams, 35, announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit in December. The picture that broke the news (photo via Serena Williams' Snapchat) This announcement comes on the heels of her success at the Australian...
Hillary Clinton, the first female major party nominee for POTUS, has apologized many times. She apologized during her campaign, while her shameless, apology-resistant opponent stood on a stage and bragged that he could shoot someone and not lose voters. She apologized for using a private email server, despite the fact men have done the same thing and it's been NBD. "That was a mistake. I'm sorry about that. I take responsibility." She admitted fault for voting to invade Iraq in 2002, something 77% of the senators (and 58% of...