BY Ada Guzman
on Feb 09, 2015
Last night’s Grammys were full of moving performances, funny and awkward moments, and empowering red carpet interviews—but obviously here at BUST we were on the lookout for feminist moments, and we've narrowed it down to our top five.
This last year has shone a lot of light on domestic violence and assault issues, so we’re dedicating our first three moments to the three people that rose to the occasion about brought awareness and empathy to this year's Grammy awards.
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BY Marissa Dubecky
on Jan 21, 2015
We watched with bated breath last night during the SOTU...and were happy to find that women's equality issues came up a lot (deservedly so, of course). But for those of you who tuned out somewhere around the ISIS part or maybe missed the speech altogether, these were the five feminist items that stuck out the most to BUST editors. Drum roll please...
1. The pay gap has got to go. Congress is responsible for passing a law that ensures “a woman is paid the same as a man for doing the same work.” With a slightly disgusted laugh, the President stated, “It’s 2015. Read More
BY Holly Trantham
on Dec 22, 2014
If you do a quick Google search for “Obama’s year-end press conference” you will notice one very big trend in the results: each headline, rather than quoting the President or taking note of the nation’s biggest changes over the past year, focuses on the fact that he only took questions from female reporters.
This move drew a lot of outrage from conservative pundits, which in turn—and as expected—caused many a response from liberal news sources. Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Dec 02, 2014
Elizabeth Lauten, a GOP congressional staffer and communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), has announced that she will resign from her position after her viral Facebook rant reprimanding the Obama girls for their appearance at the annual White House turkey pardoning. Read More
in Eat Me
on Jun 06, 2014
National Donut Day, aka my third favorite not-real holiday after Rex Manning Day and Flag Day, happens to fall today, on this very June 6th 2014. Now what does this mean to you? EVERYTHING, this holiday should mean everything to you. Donuts are my favorite circular shaped food, which means a lot considering most delicious things in the world are circular: pizza, pie, chicken pot pie, bagels, onion rings, sushi rolls, waffles, pancakes, hamburgers and even that one circular McNugget you get in your set of 20 (the rest are kinda shaped like a rhombus or like a tiny fried Ugg Boot). Read More
BY Abigail Nutter
on Apr 04, 2014
Phyllis Gould, 91, is one seriously awesome lady. As one of the original members of the “Rosie the Riveters”, she has been working since the Clinton Administration to receive White House recognition for the original “Rosies” and their indispensable contributions during WWII.
And, luckily for us, Vice President Joe Biden is the first politician to ever respond and invite a group of six women (including Gould) to the White House for a “long overdue honor. Read More
In the wake of Barack Obama’s “State of the Union” address, it’s important to consider the State of the Uterus. With impeding abortion regulations, limitations on birth control access, and proposed rape audits, our uteri stand at the forefront of one of our country’s most contentious battles.
Thank goodness that the esteemed Madame Uterus graced us with her own speech streamed last night at LadyPartsJustice.com immediately following Obama’s address. Read More
Robert Redford thinks women and young people might be the solution to ineffective and less-than-unified government (ahem, shutdown). The actor, now seventy-seven, tells CNN that we should “give [women] the reins [...] they can do better than we have.” I don't take his words as a reiteration of the controversial ideas of feminists who believe that women are inherently more nurturing and therefore can build a more cooperative government. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Sep 26, 2013
Hillary Clinton has always been a favorite politician of mine. Without going into a full on political debate here, I think she has an amazing work ethic and solid ideas for the country. In a recent New York Magazine article entitled “Hillary in Midair,” she comes off as refreshingly normal.
“We get to be at home together a lot more now than we used to in the last few years,” says Clinton of her family. “We have a great time; we laugh at our dogs; we watch stupid movies; we take long walks; we go for a swim. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Aug 06, 2013
There's nothing like plot twist hotness. You know what we mean: like seeing Pornstache sans stache or flipping through the "he'll never have a girlfriend" meme, there's a sick thrill from watching people morph from blah to babe. And while I'm personally attracted to older men (like I'm gearing to be some ex-grunge musician's third wife some day) we've collected shots of celebs in their prime looking surprisingly smoking.
Disclaimer: we fully acknowledge that what we have ahead is some blatant male sexual objectification, which kinda conflicts with our usual ethics. Read More