Girl just can’t get a break. After tweeting about a totally sexist wardrobe note for Adam Sandler’s upcoming movie, Rose McGowan reports (via tweet) that her acting agent fired her for speaking out. In an interview with EW, McGowan said of the wardrobe note, “This is normal to so many people. It was probably even a girl that had to type it up. It’s institutionally okay… I’m not trying to vilify Adam Sandler.” The note was a painfully clear example of the casual, everyday sexism that goes on in Hollywood. Read More
BY Isabel Bartholomew
on Jun 11, 2015
In an interview with Jezebel, baby-faced OITNB actor Matt McGorry discusses feminism, something he has spent the last couple of years learning (and tweeting) about. “For lack of a better term, I’m balls-out,” he says.
He tells Jezebel that we need to make it “okay for people to fuck up” when talking about feminism and intersectionality, particularly in conversation with people who are new to these social justice issues. “It’s this dangerous, slippery slope where, sometimes if you aren’t an expert, people want to crucify you, you know?” he says. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 05, 2015
Happy Friday BUSTies! It’s officially the weekend, and we know you deserve a treat after a week of kicking ass. So, here are some of this week’s feminist new stories to catch up on while you unwind with a few cocktails or an entire pizza, whatever strikes your fancy ‘cause it’s the freakin’ weekend. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jun 01, 2015
Badass Twitter activist Mikki Kendall created the hashtag #FirstHarassed to open up the conversation about when women first begin to experience sexual harassment. Unsurprisingly, the phrase quickly went viral; also unsurprisingly, harassment starts early for most girls. Ugh.
The anecdotes that have been accumulating on Twitter are substantiated by recent research from Hollaback! and the organization's survey on street harassment — the biggest and most international one to date. Read More
BY Veronica Santos
on Mar 29, 2015
In Egypt and many parts of the Middle East, men do not speak their mother’s names aloud in public spaces. Doing so is considered wrong and makes the mother vulnerable to ridicule by others who may drag her name through the mud by making it a source of mockery and shame. Instead she is referred to as “the mother of (x),” and as time goes on, her name is forgotten and no one remembers it. She becomes literally defined by her status as a mother.
Thankfully, some are taking a stand against this habit. Read More