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BUSTies, meet Alyssa Carson, your new role model. Although she’s only 13-years-old, Alyssa already has huge ambitions. She plans to be on the first human mission to Mars, which is predicted to take place in 2030. Despite her young age, Alyssa means serious business. She has gone to more than 20 space camp sessions and has become the first person to attend all three NASA world space camps. Alyssa studies space history and modern scientific developments. And despite her seemingly busy schedule, she has time to play soccer and piano. Read More
Menstrual pads and street art activism have finally united in one young woman's fight for gender equality. Elone has been putting up period pads with feminist messages about rape all over her German city, and the response is already worldwide: After launching the campaign on International Women’s Day (March 8th), women in Brazil, Sweden, and the US have contacted Elone in hopes of starting similar campaigns in their own cities. This trumps any criticism and controversy the young feminist may be receiving from those who are offended by her use of feminine hygiene products. Read More
Sure, you could wear your heart on your sleeve ... but why not wear an awesome button on your chest, backpack, or pretty much anywhere else instead? On our search for fearless feminist buttons, we discovered we're actually budding button hoarders—but how could we not be when there are so many amazing options, all under $3. Let's do this: 1. Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda Available on Etsy 2. Rosie the Riveter Available on Etsy 3. Break Gender Rules Available on Etsy 4. Don't Tell Me to Smile   Available on Etsy 5. Read More
Happy Friday BUSTies!  Before you go out and kick ass this weekend by being your fabulous selves, here are a few stories you may have missed throughout the week: Ever been curious about squirting? How to Vajaculate: If You Build It She Will Come is a video that plays around with the female orgasm. Featuring Wanda Sykes, Nina Hartley and Maja D’Aoust, this video is sure to make you laugh out loud, pussy juice blasting the patriarchy. Read More
  As a white,wealthy land and slave owner who played a large part in ruining the lives of thousands of American Indians during his presidency, why is Andrew Jackson still on our twenty-dollar bill?  We wish we had an answer for you that wasn't simply “patriarchal tradition,” but unfortunately we don't. On the bright side, though, it seems like things might be looking up, thanks to one smart lady: Barbara Oritz Howard, a previous canvasser for Hillary Clinton, began to pay attention to the parts of her life that were seemingly male dominated when she realized U.S. Read More
It’s hard not to imagine Mindy Kaling as anything other than her “delusionally confident, unapologetically selfish” character of Mindy Lahiri in “The Mindy Project." But at 19 she was just a lowly intern on Late Night with Conan O’Brien—although she says she was "less of a 'make copies' intern and more of a 'stalk Conan' intern." Okay, so that’s totally believable; but she’s come a long way from stalking Conan O’Brien. Read More
Cannes Lions is fighting gender discrimination with its new award, the Glass Lion: The Lion for Change. The Glass Lion was created with support from LeanIn.Org, and recognizes work that challenges gender bias and stereotypes about men and women in marketing media. The decision to launch this award was fueled by the festival’s belief that images in marketing play a huge role in shaping our culture. Read More
This exclusive interview is from BUST's Feb/March 2015 issue, on stands now! Female fans around the world are downright obsessed with 
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s hit comedy series Broad City. Here, the pair gets real about Girls, plays “Fuck/Marry/Kill,” and recalls how Amy Poehler made them freak out Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are two of comedy’s hottest stars, and they are about to drive a convertible off a cliff. Read More
With heavy hearts, tomorrow we say goodbye to one of our all-time favorite television series. Parks and Recreation ends, and we’ll greet our favorite Pawneeans armed with waffles, Snake Juice, NutriYum bars, and the cheapest red wine we can find because we can’t tell the difference...And, of course, plenty of tissues. The show’s real magnum opus, of course, was the creation of character Leslie Knope, one of the funniest and most feminist characters in TV history. Read More
While the internet is loving and hating Patricia Arquette on the grounds of her Oscar acceptance speech, the truth is that the actress said nothing especially remarkable. Until, that is, she arrived backstage and unintentionally maligned queer and people of color by insinuating that their moment in the struggle spotlight is over—and it was time they focus their energies on helping women achieve equality. Old news: Marginalized communities are used to maneuvering feminist spaces with their guards up. Read More