BY Madison N Nunes
on Apr 09, 2015
One hundred thousand. That's the number of signatures it takes for a petition to be viewed by the President's administration, and the quantity of names on the call to action written in honor of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen who committed suicide last year. The petition proposes "Leelah's Law," which—if enacted—would require all states practicing conversion therapy to stop.
Conversion therapy is a practice based off the belief ... Read More
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 ... 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.
In an online post, Lauten criticized Sasha (13) and Malia (16) Obama for their choice of dress, teen attitude, and essentially being the children of President Barack and Michelle ... Read More
Back in April, a White House task force released a twenty-page report that proposed steps to address the disturbingly high rates of sexual assault on college campuses (1 in 5 women is sexually assaulted in college, often by someone she knows, often in her first two years at school). The report outlines ways the federal government can better understand and prevent this epidemic. These include demanding access to accurate data from universities, engaging men in ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 01, 2014
Well it’s about time! This week, President Obama gave a speech in Kansas City, where he talked about a letter a young girl had recently sent him. The girl had asked why there weren’t any female faces on our paper currency. She attached a list of possibilities, and the president said he thought it was "a pretty good idea.”
While we don’t know who exactly was on the girl’s list, New York Magazine has created their own list ... Read More