Sixteen year old burgeoning model and actress Lily-Rose Depp just came out as sexually fluid via Instagram in the most epically casual way, and frankly, I’m ecstatic for her. The news broke by way of a photo taken for artist iO Tillett Wright’s Self Evident Truths project, a series depicting 10,000 people in the U.S. who identify as “not 100 percent straight.”  “She falls somewhere on the vast spectrum,” Wright wrote in the Instragam caption. “And I couldn't be happier to welcome her to the family."   I'm so proud of my baby girl @lilyrose_depp. Read More
Welcome Week is a brief, halcyon period at the beginning of every college student’s academic year – a time for moving back to campus, a time for involvement fairs and mixers, a time for savoring the last bit of summer before classes begin.  Some frat stars at Old Dominion University, however, had other ideas. Yesterday, the upstanding men of Sigma Nu were suspended from fraternal activities for posting controversial banners outside their off-campus house. Read More
Aaliyah, R&B’s definitive female voice of the '90s, died tragically 14 years ago today. At only 22 years old, she had a double platinum album, many awards, the beginnings of an acting career, and the respect of everyone in the music industry for her immense talent. Though she is gone, she is far from forgotten. To celebrate her legacy, here are five of her best music videos: Via AaliyahMusicVideo 1. "Rock The Boat" Sensual and smooth, this song is a perfect example of Aaliyah's vocal ability. Read More
Flibanserin, also referred to (incorrectly) as “female Viagra,” has been a hot news topic lately. A few weeks ago, BUST wrote a story about this pill, and I couldn't stop think about what this whole thing would mean for women who identified as asexual. After years of debate, flibanserin, the first drug designed to boost women’s libido, was finally approved by the FDA last week. Most feminist communities had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the pill and its approval. Read More
Like many sexually active, heterosexual women, I have had my fair share of experiences with men trying to explain to me that condoms just don’t “work” for them. I’m a little embarrassed to report that in my younger years when I was less experienced and much less confident, I might have tried to convince them otherwise or negotiate some way for us to have sex anyway (usually ending up doing it on his terms). Thankfully, these days I have no problem just saying, “that’s bullshit” and “this ain’t happening unless you wrap it up. Read More
Disney Channel star Rowan Blanchard found a special place in our hearts after being cast as the daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews from the 90's hit Boy Meets World. Now, she's rekindling our love through her personal essay on intersectional feminism, which she posted to her Instagram. Read More
Apparently, laughing while black can be dangerous. A group eleven women — ten of them black — were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train for laughing too loudly during a book club outing. The Napa Valley Register writes that the women boarded the Wine Train at 11 a.m. on Saturday and were told to leave the train in St. Helena, reportedly because of noise complaints. The women, including an 83-year-old grandmother, were escorted through six cars and off the train, where police were waiting for them. A van then took them back to Napa. Read More
If you watch Game of Thrones, you’re surely familiar with the super-badass youngest Stark daughter, Arya. I personally find myself living for Arya’s scenes because she’s just plain spunky. It turns out, however, that the actress who plays Arya, Maisie Williams, is just as cool, clever, and courageous. This became clear after her interview last week with Evening Standard, where she spoke up about being a woman in Hollywood. Read More
During an interview with an Islamist sheikh, news anchor Rima Karaki probably didn't expect her subject to demand she stop talking. The sheikh, Hani al-Sibai, is known for being an extremist, most recently he was accused of supporting the terrorists of al-Qaeda. Now, Sibai can add sexist to his list of radical tendencies – during the short-lived interview, he can be heard saying, “It’s beneath me to be interviewed by you. You are a woman who…” before Karaki cuts him off completely. Read More
To all the females who walk the streets of New York in fear of getting catcalled, this mural is for you. The mural, created by artists Danielle McDonald and Jazmine Hayes, will be revealed in full on August 28 at 10 a.m. next to a Food Bazaar Supermarket in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn.  As depicted in the teaser above, this form of sexual harassment is not a compliment and it needs to be stopped. Although a mural is hardly the end-all to the problem, it does detail the reality of what it's like to be a woman in the city and is a start nonetheless. Read More