BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 01, 2015
The fourth and final of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, “The Story Of The Lost Child,” was released today, and it seems like everyone is catching “#FerranteFever.” Ferrante’s four-volume series follows the complicated friendship of two women, Elena and Lila, as they grow up in Naples, Italy in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s.
If you haven’t picked up the Neapolitan Novels yet, you should. Here are five reasons to love Elena Ferrante with all your feminist heart.
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In an exclusive interview with Yahoo! Beauty, Meg Cabot dishes on our favorite fictional princess, Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renald of Genovia, and her stance on feminism.
Both Cabot and the character she created are proud feminists, and we at BUST couldn't be happier. She understands the power of a princess on young women (and old), and uses it to empower our gender. Read More
BY Kathryn Hensch
on Aug 26, 2015
Paris’s streets are named after important people in history. That’s all fine and dandy, except for one thing: only 2.6 percent of those streets are named after women. Seems like "people" in this case actually means men. A group of Parisian feminists decided to take a stand and cover the old boys with some powerful ladies.
Quai de Nina Simone certainly does have a nice ring to it. See the new and improved streets below.
All images via The Local
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BY Kathryn Hensch
on Aug 13, 2015
Judy Blume is no stranger to female empowerment. She’s authored books that portray girls and women exactly as they are. Blume doesn’t shy away from topics like puberty and sex – she embraces them. She’s told Makers about how feminism shaped who she is. In a recent interview with 92nd Street Y, Judy spoke of how tired she is of feminism being treated like a “dirty word.”
“You’re this or you’re that,” she says of what people attach to the label. “Yes, I’m a feminist!” she exclaims. Read More
Starting my period the night before a marathon would absolutely lead me to withdrawing from the race and eating several pints of Ben & Jerry’s instead. This is exactly why Kiran Gandhi is a hero and deserves all of the gold medals.
Gandhi is a Harvard Business School Graduate, drummer (playing along side M.I.A.), and all around badass. Instead of reaching for chocolate, she woke up, put her running shoes on, ditched the tampon, and finished her race in 4 hours, 49 minutes and 11 seconds.
Did you just say ditched the tampon? Yes, yes indeed, I did. Read More