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Being pregnant doesn’t spare women from the constant criticism about their bodies. In some cases, people feel the need to critique them even more, as newscaster Kristi Gordon has noticed. This isn’t Gordon’s first time dealing with rude comments. Her experience from her first pregnancy was so bad that after announcing her current one, she asked people to “be nice” to her. Read More
The Piplantri village in Rajasthan, India is becoming known for its eco-feminism. Former village leader Shyam Sundar Paliwal launched the practice of honoring newborn female babies by planting 111 trees every time a girl is born. The village now abounds with neem, sheesham, mango, amla and other tree varieties. The project was named after Paliwal’s daughter, Kiram Nidhi Yojana, after she passed away at a young age.  The community is taking action in other ways in order to ensure their daughters have the best life possible. Read More
During a time when it’s almost impossible not to feel insanely frustrated about the state of women’s reproductive rights, we can take solace in incredible activist/artists like Michele Pred. Pred’s work stands out at first glance because it's eye-catching (and super badass), but her pieces are powerful beyond their awesome aesthetic: Their messages are—unfortunately—very relevant to issues women in the U.S. face daily. And while her presentation is refreshingly accessible, it’s also impressively layered. Read More
One of the most famous faces in the world Frida Kahlo (born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter whose self-portraits beautifully and honestly expressed the female form in a new way. Self-taught, Kahlo created at least 140 paintings, as well as dozens of drawings and studies. The great artist died in 1954 and was cremated, while an autopsy was never done, it was determined that her official cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. Read More
Jazz Jennings is the new representative for Clean & Clear's #seetherealme campaign—and she's the first ever trans teen to do so. Already an author and LGBT activist at just 14 years old, this girl is spreading her story and breaking through all the gender stereotypes. Looking for more body positive accounts to follow on Instagram? We've got you. Get your self-lovin' on (take that as you will). Check out these must-haves for the rainy spring season (whenever that arrives). Ever wonder who inspired Betty Boop? Turns out it was Esther Jones, a Harlem Club singer... Read More
  Can we ever have too many versions of Little Women? We say no, and luckily, so does Sony Pictures. There are tons of reasons we're pumped about an updated version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic, the main one being the obvious fact that we are long time Little Women lovers. Alcott’s book was fiercely pro-women and inspiringly ahead of its time, and for that alone we’ll always be thrilled to see its story honored.   But there are plenty of other factors that are making us believe this adaptation of Little Women will be especially incredible:  1. Read More
Words can hurt, but even more hurtful is the silence that surrounds them. We are too hard on ourselves, too ashamed of our scars, too determined to be unbreakable; so we have a good cry and internalize and  become victims of an emotionally oppressive society. By giving voice and validation to women and their stories Jamie Oliveira's new project (More Than) Dust aims to help heal broken hearts. Read More
BUSTies, unite! We’re extremely excited to be media sponsors of the 2015 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference happening in Arlington, VA (right outside of DC) this weekend. This awesome event will be a great opportunity for young feminists to network with like-minded ladies and learn about important issues women are facing in our country and around the world. Also, the lineup of badass female speakers in attendance is pretty incredible: - Feminist theorist Kimberle Crenshaw (sa-woon)- U.S. Read More
So Disney has decided it wants to continue milking the cash cow that is Frozen. (Insert Let it Go pun here.) Even those who consider Frozen overhyped cannot deny that it's become a phenomenon that has little girls (and boys) screaming for more Elsa, Ana, and Olaf (…not much love for Kristoff.) Elsa and Ana’s story has driven tons of feminist think pieces about female relationships, the modern fairytale, and stories that don’t need to end in love triangles. Read More
Happy Friday BUSTies! The weekend is coming so we know there are tons of shows you need to catch up on, but before finishing up Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, here are a few stories you might have skipped this week: 1. Amy Schumer keeps it 100%, discussing the issue of not quite looking like Megan Fox or Kate Upton  in a world where the fact that Beyonce may not have the skin of a newborn is considered news. 2. Looking for some Feminist swag to wear? Well we have 10 awesome Feminist buttons to add to your summer accessories collection.  Oh yeah, and they are all under $3. 3. Read More