BY Holly Trantham
on Feb 27, 2015
We know you’re busy kicking ass at whatever you do in the world, and we wouldn’t dare expect anything less from you. But all that ruling so hard can get in the way of some good ol’ internet reading, right? We got you, girl. Here are our top five stories from the week:1. Several brands are stepping up and embracing body diversity, both in their ad campaigns and in their products. We’re especially excited about these six.
2. What can we say? Ladies just rock harder. These tribute bands are totally worth checking out. Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Feb 15, 2015
“Don’t need a Hercules, Lancelot or Bond/Don’t treat me like some dumb blonde.”
Damn straight. Cute, upbeat, and right to the point with lines like “I didn’t go to school to be a victim in dress”, Rebecca Juliet’s “Damsel in Distress” may be February’s new feminist track. Full video below—it's definitely worth a watch.
So dudes, take note: Nothing is less unsexy than telling us to sit back and look pretty while you fight ninjas. We GOT this. Read More
on Feb 13, 2015
You say you want to express your love, but you don't want to fall into patriarchal, cheesey, bogus stereotypes? Well feast your eyes on these three Feminist Valentine's Day cards, created by BUST's own Mary Rockcastle. Read More
BY gabrielle kupfer
on Feb 12, 2015
We’ve dug up a special throwback treat from our 1997 Spring/Summer issue: Tori Galore dishes with Blume about exploring feminism from married life in the Jersey ‘burbs during the budding second wave, childhood recall and more.
Happy birthday Judy! We’re so glad you were born to write the tomes of our youth.
Nervous? You bet. But different from meeting-a-dishy-actor-or-famous-rock-star nervous. Its more personal, slightly vulnerable—like the nervous I get when meeting some-guy-I-really-like's mother for the first time. Read More
BY Jamie Bogert
on Feb 12, 2015
A meme can speak a thousand words—or more like, can garner tens of thousands of clicks, which, though less poetic, is more accurate when we’re dealing with the black hole of the Internet. This is what Sara Sangster and Linzi Williamson, PhD students of psychology at the University of Saskatchewan, set out to explore. Their research focused specifically on the famed Feminist Ryan Gosling meme-turned-book-turned-best thing to hit our lives ever. Read More
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.
10 ways women can stop manterruptions in meetings, courtesy of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg. Read More
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 and sexism. 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, I was feeling a little lost—I needed to find a way to integrate myself into the city and meet some new people. 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 information about the assault. Soon after, the police arrested two men and charged them with attempted murder. 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 at Harvard where she began work on the IBM Mark I. Read More