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As far as meme-worthy flubs go, Mitt Romney’s “Binders Full of Women” moment was pretty much the crème de la crème. Inspiring a multitude of glorious homemade Halloween costumes, not to mention the EPIC Tumblr account, it has unfortunately gathered a bit of dust in the sphere of popular culture. But fear not, for there is plenty of misogyny and covert sexism to fill the binder-shaped void. If you, as a well-informed and media-savvy ... Read More
France is seeking to ban dressing sexy in public, because apparently policing women’s bodies is easier than checking male privilege. According to the Criminal Law of France, prostitution is legal, but there are laws against soliciting in public places. “Passive Solicitation” is the name of the new crime, according to the Mirror, and while no parameters have been set as to what kinds of clothing break the law, it is clear that the ... Read More
  Wage inequality is one of the major battles women of all backgrounds are currently fighting around the world, and Sarah Silverman is joining the fray with her new video for #Ask4More. #Ask4More is part of Levo League, with the goal of educating women and men about the history of pay inequality and how it affects women in their day-to-day lives. The organization also encourages women to negotiate their pay rates, gives them with tips and techniques, while ... Read More
Women need to be featured more prominently on certain things: money, monuments, and of course, ice cream. If manufacturers can use women's bodies to sell cars, beer, and other various dude-bro products, then why can't something that is stereotypically marketed to women empower us as well? We want girl power ice cream, and since Ben & Jerry's is already known for making political stances, why not insert some witty feminism into the flavor arsenal?  All of ... Read More
On March 9, 2015, the 59th session of the Commission of the Status of Women began at the United Nation Headquarters in New York, and will last until the 20th of this month. Representatives of Member States, UN Entities and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (oh that’s what NGO stands for!) from all around the world are meeting to discuss what often feels like the never ending fight for international women’s rights. According to the UN ... Read More
March 8th was International Women's Day, and images poured in from around the world on social media and throughout major news organizations. We here at BUST are so excited that women's issues, as well as the call for international equality and justice, were given the attention they deserve. We hope that this annual celebration will continue to gain traction and spread the message about the need for women and girls to gain equal footing with men and boys in each ... 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. The hope is that by showcasing the accomplishments of those ... Read More
According to a recent study by San Diego University, not much progress is being made in the movie biz regarding female directors, producers, and execs. The percentage of women doing major behind-the-scenes work -- from writers to cinematographers – was only 17%, which was the same number in 1998. This fact is even more disappointing when the data shows that it was a 1% increase from 2013’s figures. This means that there was a slight regress rather than ... Read More
Terry Crews, the former NFL player, current Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor, and author of Manhood: How to Be a Better Man - or Just Live With One, delivered the keynote address at a conference addressing violence against women and new directions for masculinity. So, now I’m sitting here watching this guy -- speak candidly with Elamin Abdelmahmoud about feminism: What we’re talking about is gender equality -- true gender equality. But the ... Read More
Prepare to get your girls out, because the Free the Nipple film trailer is finally here! If you’re someone who is generally not concerned with the liberation or censorship of half the population’s areolas, let’s back up a step and fill in the holes. In America today, there are 37 states that prohibit a woman from appearing topless in public, and that includes breastfeeding. Illegally exposing her nipple can result in up to three years in jail and ... Read More
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