BY Marissa Dubecky
on Jan 16, 2015
Happy Friday, BUSTies! We made it. Here are some noteworthy pieces of feminist news we know you wouldn't have wanted to miss along the way:
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s very sweet and inspiring Golden Globes speech about the burgeoning “wealth of roles for actual women.”
The US receives a “D” for reproductive rights on NARAL Pro-Choice America’s report card.
This cute music video about douchebags made by some badass ladies.
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BY Hannah Baxter
on Dec 16, 2014
2014 was, by most accounts, a pretty rad year for the ladies in the crowd. Politically, we’ve got more woman than ever before in Congress (100 to be exact), the first African-American Republican Congresswoman, and a blatant smack down of extreme anti-abortion laws. Women have thoroughly flexed their social media muscles, creating trending hashtags like #YesAllWomen, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft that united women and allies against violence, misogyny ... Read More
BY Holly Trantham
on Dec 15, 2014
In this season of giving, I’d like to take the time to talk about that piece of ourselves which is sometimes the hardest to give: our time. It’s no secret that volunteering is a beneficial activity for anyone, both mentally and physically. Not to mention the fact that there are always others who will benefit from you donating some of your time.
I have only recently made volunteering a part of my routine. After graduating college and moving to New York, ... Read More
After being found unconscious in a freezing Winnipeg river, having survived a near-lethal assault, 16-year-old Rinelle Harper made an influential appearance at the Assembly of First Nations.
Rinelle Harper is the victim of, unfortunately, one out of the many violent attacks that happen yearly against aboriginal women. While she was being hospitalized, her family granted the police homicide squad permission to release her name to the public to search for any ... Read More
It's Throwback Thursday. You've probably already posted your Instagram picture (#tbt) and are now anticipating Flashback Friday with a mid-afternoon coffee in hand.
In honor of the day we (randomly) associate with looking back, here is a list of 9 inventions that were created by ladies. Let me add "badass" to that last statement.
1.) Grace Hopper
Admiral Grace Marry Hopper joined the military in 1943 ( there's the "throwback"). She was stationed ... Read More
BY Madison Nicole Nunes
on Dec 11, 2014
It’s only good vibrations from here on out. There’s a new bedroom accessory coming (pun intended) and it’s in pursuit of pleasure equality.
DAME Products, the Brooklyn-based sexual health startup has made “the first hands-free, strap-free, non-intrusive couple’s vibrator” that closes the pleasure gap. EVA has flexible wings that can retract when pressure is put on them, and that makes EVA discreet and ... Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Dec 10, 2014
In 2008 Kathy Griffin became the first woman to make it to #1 on the Billboard Top Comedy List, and five years later she became the third female comedian ever to win a Grammy. As 2014 comes to close, Griffin is keeping busy on a nationwide comedy tour, preparing to replace her late hero Joan Rivers on E!’s Fashion Police, and will be honored in Monday’s release of MAKERS: Women in Comedy on PBS.
The show will explore how the comedian fought to find a ... Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Dec 09, 2014
Our BUST Craftacular is a week away from going down in London; it’s only natural we pay some homage to a Union Jack-sporting female.
You know all of those cool photographs you see on your Tumblr and Pinterest dashboards that show ever-fashionable mods, punks, and rockabillies? Of course you do! You've probably even re-blogged a couple to boot.
It's possible Anita Corbin took the images you've been looking at; she photographed the "informal uniforms" ... Read More
We've all seen it. At some point in our lives we've passed by a group of people trying to guilt the universe out of being Pro-Choice. At best this is mildly annoying, but usually these activists, who utilize gory posters, "dead" baby dolls, and shaming, make women feel criminal.
Journalist Sunny Hundal was in for a renewal of faith in humanity when he started filming anti-abortion activists ( members of Abort67) outside of a London clinic.
Hundal was ... Read More
BY Lauren Clemente
on Nov 25, 2014
On the cult comedy Community, Gillian Jacobs’ character, Britta, is a fan favorite. Here, she dishes on her childhood as a “baby feminist,” her upcoming role on Girls, and the trouble with balls
When I meet Gillian Jacobs for lunch at Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills, it’s kind of a banner day. Alison Bechdel, originator of the Bechdel test—a handy way to determine whether a movie is sexist—has just been awarded a MacArthur ... Read More