BY BUST Magazine
on Nov 20, 2015
From left to right: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Haudenosaunee woman, Matilda Joslyn Gage
Where did early suffragists ever get the idea that women should have the same rights as men? The answer may be in their own backyards—in the egalitarian society created by Native Americans
"One day, a [Native American] woman gave away a fine quality horse.” The audience of women’s rights activists listened attentively as ethnographer Alice Fletcher addressed the first International Council of Women. The scene was Washington, D.C. The date was March 1888. Read More
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
With Target coming forth in its decision to move away from gender-based signs, the world is one step closer in the battle for across-the-boards equality. Like any battle, there are two sides: those in favor of Target's decision and those who just cannot.
She can't. UGH.
Absolutely, 100% unable to even.
Caitlyn Jenner is behind this now. Read More
That’s great you’re a humanist, Sarah Jessica Parker – it’s good you’re pro-equality for everyone, but I think you’re missing the point.
To better elaborate, a humanist by definition is “a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.” This is just a fancy way of saying humanism values everybody collectively using a rational way of thinking for the benefit of our society. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on May 21, 2015
Representation matters—even in your iPhone’s Emoji inventory. Recently, the Emoji app incorporated more people of different skin tones, but their options for women are still lacking.
MAKERS, an organization that aims to create the largest-ever collection of women’s stories, made the call for “Femojis” in a blog post yesterday. They commented on why Apple's new Emoji "diversity" still leaves much to be desired: “While this initiative is certainly commendable, their collection of female emojis remains limited to being a bride, a princess, or a geisha. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Apr 30, 2015
Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed her optimism earlier in February that the court will eventually rule in favor of gay marriage. However, the Supreme Court was still deeply divided on Tuesday when they started to hear oral arguments to the historic Obergefell v. Hodges—even though anti-gay activists are also expecting gay marriage to ultimately win out.
Accepting possible defeat (and being on the wrong side of history) didn’t stop anti-gay activists from making some bogus arguments during the Court's session. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Apr 09, 2015
There are more people involved in the body positivity movement then ever before as we strive to move towards a day when we will no longer have nine year old boys and girls trying to figure out what degree of "hot" they are. And the movement is neither synonymous to being "plus sized" or being "progressive." Beauty is in the eye of the beholder—so much so that an actual definition of beauty doesn't even exist—or shouldn't, anyways. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Mar 27, 2015
The weekend is coming. We're super stoked to go home and curl up in our beds with some Outlander before it comes back (shout out to BUSTies Holly and Princess), but first, here are five feminist news stories you might have been too busy being a killa' queen this week to catch:
Rihanna is Making History as the First Black Representative of Dior
It's ridiculous that it took Dior seventy years to have a black representative, but we’re pretty psyched that it finally happened. Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Jan 22, 2015
Roxane Gay has always had a full schedule, and fortunately for her followers, it seems she’s only getting busier. Following the May 2014 release of her first novel, An Untamed State, Gay’s collection of essays titled Bad Feminist became a New York Times bestseller. Its success sent her on a national book tour and propelled her in the direction of “household name” status (a feminist scholar developing this much clout? We are so excited about Gay. Read More
BY Holly Trantham
on Jan 12, 2015
Ava Duvernay might not have taken home a Globe last night, but that doesn't mean her mere nomination isn't a landmark. Duvernay is the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe, insane as that sounds in 2015.
Wait a minute, you may be thinking: We’ve never had a black woman win a Golden Globe for best director before?! Before this year, a black woman has never even been nominated? Sad, but true. Ava DuVernay’s nomination last night was not only well-deserved, it was also ridiculously overdue. Read More