BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 23, 2012
Women’s issues have been an intense topic in this election, and our rights are important, especially considering we make up more than half of the population. In this awesome new PSA, entitled “You Don’t Own Me,” a multitude of women stand up for--and lip synch!--to Lesley Gore’s song of the same name (Lesley herself appears at the beginning to 'approve this message'!). As the vid’s description states,
“Women, let's rise up. Our vote alone can win this election. A vote for Obama is a vote for your health and your right to choose. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 16, 2012
In the now-infamous video of Mitt Romney speaking to some of his contributors (you know, the one where he basically said he could care less about half of America ‘cause they’re all freeloaders), Mitt also talks about his father, who was white but was born in Mexico. Mitt said that “had he been born of Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot of winning this. And I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.”
Hahaha! Oh wait, no. Not funny. Although the people he’s speaking to seem to find it hilarious. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Oct 09, 2012
Engaging lady voters is critical to winning the upcoming election—we are the majority of the population, after all—but looking at the “female vote” as a monolith ain’t the way to do it.
A panel of four prominent political women, including Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, MSNBC host and writer Melissa Harris-Perry, pollster Kellyanne Conway, and strategist Margaret Hoover, gathered at this year’s New Yorker Festival this past Saturday to take on the complexities of the female electorate. In short, it was ah-may-zing. Read More
BY Chloe Finch
on Oct 04, 2012
If there’s two things I’m sick of hearing about, it’s Chris Brown’s continued existence and the women’s reproductive rights debate. Frankly, I’m just too busy to worry what goes on with my vagina, and I’m a little insulted that some politicians assume that women are obsessed with reproductive rights. If they even took two seconds to open an issue of Glamour, they’d know we care about a wide range of things, like Fall’s Nine Hottest Nail Polish Colors and Three Totally Chic Ways to Wear a Cape. Read More
BY Intern Stephanie
on Aug 23, 2012
Fifty Percent. 50%. Half.
I hope it’s not news that women comprise fifty percent of our country- and of course our world’s- population. This very simple fact, one should hope, would translate into the equal distribution of power. However, this is not the case and I find it ceaselessly perplexing. The government remains an elite and exclusive club inundated with (white) men. Read More
BY Intern Scarlet
on Aug 23, 2012
We’ve heard a lot about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the news lately. And for good reason, there's an election coming up (real) soon. Reading the strong opinions thrown around the Internet, you’d think that most people would be all set to head to the polls. However, this is not the case. Many who participate in democracy online, are not doing it in real life. A staggering amount of US citizens in the 18-29 demographic are still not registered to vote. Up until a month ago I was one of them.
That’s right. Read More
She's senator and she knows it.
Mindy Meyer, a 22-year-old orthodox Jewish law student from Flatbush is running for New York state senate on the Republican and Conservative Party lines against Democratic State Sen. Kevin Parker. And these colors don't run- specifically, the color pink. Mindy's website may hurt your eyeballs with its decor, or your ears with LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know it" on repeat in the background.
Her slogan is "I'm Senator and I Know it. Read More
BY Intern Christina
on Jul 17, 2012
Past BUST cover girl and comedienne Sarah Silverman made headlines this week with her indecent video proposal to billionaire Sheldon Adelson. In the video, she asks him if he will scissor with her, and goes as far as to demonstrate the act in a bikini, with a small puppy playing the role of the elderly billionaire himself.
Sarah isn't just jonesing for the oldies. In fact, she's taking one for the democrats by asking Sheldon to scissor her in return for donating $100 million to Barack Obama instead of Mitt Romney. Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Jun 05, 2012
Calling all sluts! Need to register to vote? Look no further. You can Rock The Slut Vote right here.
This is a movement which was created to “fight the GOP effort to bully, subjugate and silence women,” and “wrest the power from the word slut and help women get informed, get involved, get registered and vote”.
The word slut was used publicly by Rush Limbaugh earlier this year to describe Sandra Fluke, who testified on behalf of women’s right to contraception at a Congressional hearing. Read More
Now that you've watched Barack Obama get down with the music stylings of Carly Rae Jepsen, it's time to get back down to serious political business. Or not so serious, depending on how much you believe the democratic party's attempt to pass a bill in the senate that would help close the wage gap between men and women in the US.
The paycheck bill would ban companies from responding against any workers who inquire about pay disparities. It would also allow employees to sue for punitive damages if they find any "broad" differences in compensation between male and female workers. Read More