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(And speaking of Gloria Steinem…)  Here at BUST, Gloria Steinem is our golden girl, and apparently the White House thinks so too. The Associated Press reported last Thursday that Ms. Steinem was among the 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor. Four other women were also chosen to receive the award: Oprah Winfrey, Sally Ride, country singer Loretta Lynn and glass-ceiling-breaking judge Patricia Wald. Honorees are recognized for their contributions to society, in all shapes and sizes. Read More
  Gloria Steinem's Golden Bra Award acceptance speech was one of the highlights of our 20th Anniversary Extravaganza. (Let's be real--it was fan-fucking-tastic.) Luckily, artist Gail Ahlers captured this magical moment on camera...and we're so excited to share it with you! The video also includes some nifty behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the Golden Bra statuette. Read More
Whew! We had quite a time this past Thursday at the 20th birthday celebration of BUST. There were loads of amazing ladies and dudes who rolled out to help us get down and have a good ol' time. We laughed, we cried, we danced, we ate cupcakes. It was an incredible, unforgettable experience (for at least this BUSTie) and it reminded us of how much BUST changed our lives and why we love it so, so much. (Sorry for the cheese, but it was kind of a big deal.) We're forever grateful for everyone who came out and helped make it happen. Read More
It was reported today that beloved co-founder of Ms. magazine passed away after a collision with a car on Friday. The car hit Thom who was riding her Honda Magna motorcycle on Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers. We at BUST are mourning a great loss, along with the countless others Thom affected as a writer, editor, and feminist icon. After co-founding Ms. magazine with Gloria Steinem and Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Thom went on to become an editor and later an executive editor at the publication. Read More
Mama, I love you. Mama, I care. Mama, I love you. Mama, my friend. The Spice Girls really summed it up in "Mama," didn’t they? Moms are super special and should be honored. Share your Momma Love by helping photographer Ali Smith publish Momma Love, a book about motherhood. Watch this video and find out more:   For the past 12 years, Smith has been working on Momma Love: How the Mother Half Lives, which features compelling stories and portraits of 40 mothers. Smith says: “Six months ago, I signed a publishing deal for Momma Love. Read More
In a recent interview with HollywoodLife.com, Gloria Steinem said she approves of Lena Dunham. The interview took place at the DVF Awards, a ceremony that honors women who have "leadership, strength, and courage in their respective fields." Steinem said she believes the world is very different from when she first started fighting for women’s rights. She also said she is pleased the younger generation is “stepping up like never before.” “There are many more young feminists now than there are older ones," Steinem continued. Read More
Iconic feminist and activist Gloria Steinem will guest star on a 30-minute special on Nickelodeon's news show, Nick News, to discuss the Equal Rights Amendment and women's rights. She'll be joined by host Linda Ellerbee and a group of teenagers for "Are We There Yet? Women's History, Past, Present, and Future," which premieres tonight at 8pm ET/PT. The kids featured on the show bring up the lack of emphasis on women's history and suffrage in schools today. They also observe the negative connotations associated with the word "feminism. Read More
I’m not going to lie. When Rihanna took Chris Brown back I was not happy. In fact, I bordered on morally outraged. How could the girl who had me fantasizing about singing, "Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world" to the boy who was breaking my heart be so…stoopid? How could the star that millions of young girls idolize set such a bad example as to take a man who has abused her back? Easy. Rihanna is human, young, and (somehow) in love. Does this give the media the right to criticize or mock her decisions?  Apparently, it depends who you ask. Read More
{SPONSORED POST} March is Women’s History Month. That women have a month at all is somewhat disheartening—implying, as it does, that the other 12 belong to men. It can often feel as if (to paraphrase the great philosopher Paula Abdul) for every two steps forward, we take two steps back. But we’ve come a long way. One hundred years ago, women were fighting for suffrage. Today, we’re debating the intricacies of Sheryl Sandberg’s manifesto. Still, we’ve got a long way to go—for women in the US and for those around the world. Read More
I know, I know. We’re a little more than obsessed with PBS’ kickass project “Makers: The Women Who Make America.” But can you blame us? It’s all about strong, confident women who have fought hard for what they believe in and changed America forever. Read More