BY Olivia Harrison
on Aug 31, 2015
Whether you’re in homeroom or at the water cooler, chances are the people around you are talking VMAs today. From JBiebs’s tears to Kanye’s presidential candidacy announcement, there’s plenty to discuss on the topic. One major thing of note from last night’s award ceremony is that the ladies of the music world were totally kicking ass right and left. Here’s our list list of the top 5 feminist moments from last night. Spoiler alert: Nicki and T-Swift are at the center of most of them.
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BY Hanna Lustig
on Aug 26, 2015
Today is Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of (pardon me, *white) women gaining the right to vote in 1920. We started in Seneca Falls, and now we’re here – 95 years later, fierce and feminist as ever. To celebrate, we’ve compiled fifteen "Suffrage Jams" paying homage not only to the activists who pushed for the 19th Amendment, but to the millions of badass women who have since enjoyed and exercised that right. There’s still room for progress, of course – when it comes to politics, women are a long way from getting fully even. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jul 23, 2015
After the announcement of the Video Music Awards, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to thank MTV for the nominations she earned—Best Female Video for “Anaconda,” Best Hip-Hop Video for “Anaconda,” and Best Collaboration for her work on “Bang Bang.” Here’s where it got messy: She also tweeted that she felt “Anaconda” was snubbed for the Video of the Year award, which is considered the seminal award of the night, and that her collab with Beyoncé, “Feeling Myself,” deserved attention too. Read More
With 17 GRAMMY awards, a record for the most BET nominations ever, and the impressive ability to drop a 14-track visual album with five million in sales worldwide (sans PR), it’s no surprise that Beyoncé is getting a skyscraper.
The skyscraper, dubbed Premier Tower, is projected to reach 741 feet and will stand flawless near Melbourne’s Southern Cross railway station. Yes, that’s right, Melbourne, as in Melbourne, Australia. Read More
In her thoughtful and eloquent TED Talk, Roxane Gay breaks down why the phrase “bad feminist” (the one she became so well-known for) is a bit of a misnomer. It began as something of a joke with herself—Gay asks whether she’s a “bad feminist” for listening to misogynistic rap or enjoying fashion magazines. But, as Gay explains, it’s more complicated than that; feminism has become “an F-word, and not a nice word.” It is an accusation, creating a culture of criticism and fear. Read More
Illustrator Ellen T. Crenshaw has created a series called “We Are Entitled To Wear Cowboy Boots To Our Own Revolution,” giving us an awesome lineup of badass women and their thoughts on feminism. The Huffington Post describes them as "feminist baseball cards," a term we think is pretty apt. Check out the full collection here.
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BY Madison N Nunes
on May 01, 2015
Haters gonna hate, but the members of The Prancing Elite aren’t letting that stop them. “When you’re a Prancing Elite, you come in fighting,” member Adrian Clemons, 24, told Kevin Fallon about the criticism the troupe faces dancing in their hometown of Mobile, Alabama. Suffice to say it isn't easy to be black or gay or both in certain red states.
In order to counter bigotry and keep fighting that good fight, the Prancing Elites teamed up with PFLAG to create a PSA. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Apr 23, 2015
"I am such a big fan of Britney Spears. I love ALL her songs which gave me reason to create a portrait of her in Corn Flakes form," explains artist Sarah Rosado, who clearly wasn't listening when her parents told her not to play with her food.
Rosado is based out of the Bronx, where she creates images of famous female singers using cornflakes and kitchen utensils. Her inspiration? A breakfast playlist that inspires her to get crafty. Not only do we love cereal (especially the chocolate-y kind); we also love Rosado and her creative take on some of our favorite ladies. Read More
Happy International Women’s Day, BUSTies! In honor of today's very important celebration, we've compiled a list of awesome quotes from our favorite feminist trailblazers. You know, the badass ladies who impacted (and are impacting) our history in unforgettable ways. From Jane Austen to Malala Yousafzai, these women have inspired us to stand up and fight for what we believe in. And here’s to many more years of celebrating YOU, lovely readers! Because, well, you rock and are totally inspirational for us as well.
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Last week, a fan site released un-retouched photos of Beyoncé that committed the heinous crime of letting us know she’s human. It’s unfortunate enough that as a musician her appearance warrants to much scrutiny (we don’t remember au naturale pictures of Jay-Z ever unleashing so much controversy), but what’s sadder is the weird, beauty-normative ways viewers responded: Many fans claimed the photos weren’t real and that blemishes had been Photoshopped onto her skin; others expressed their outrage that they had to see their idol untouched. Read More