BY Taia Handlin
on Oct 29, 2015
Unsurprisingly, when asked about the gender wage gap, none of the GOP candidates had anything useful to say during the debate last night. Carly Fiorina took the time to attack Hillary Clinton because of President Obama’s economic policies:
“It is the height of hypocrisy for Mrs. Clinton to talk about being the first woman president when every single policy she espouses, and every single policy of President Obama has been demonstrably bad for women. Ninety-two percent of the jobs lost during Barack Obama's first term belonged to women. Read More
BY Taia Handlin
on Oct 23, 2015
The latest Congressional Giant Waste of Time, A.K.A. hearing on Benghazi, was a GIANT WASTE OF TIME. Republicans should shut the fuck up about Benghazi. It has been a sham to prevent Clinton from becoming president and executive ordering them all off the island and everybody knows it. Shut. The. Fuck. Up. Here are five reasons they need to SHUT THE FUCK UP.
1. The amount of money and time wasted
The Minority Site of the Select Committee on Benghazi estimates that $4,819,205 (as of 3:30 p.m. Read More
BY Jenavieve Hatch
on Oct 23, 2015
In a must-read interview earlier this week, Gloria Steinem sat down with Cosmo to discuss everything from Miley Cyrus and threesomes to finding the balance of traveling and building a home, and, of course, how to respond to being called a “bitch.” Here are our favorite moments from the interview:
On the lack of women who pursue top leadership positions:
"Until men are raising children as much as women are, women won't be able to be equal in the work place, and we are so behind as a nation, in terms of flexible work patterns and parental leave. Read More
The terms paid maternity leave and paid vacation have been circulating around the news cycle as the primary elections swiftly approach. Candidates like Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both have advocated for paid leave policy in the United States, which is great, but is policy enough? A study by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development on paid leave entitlements found that the United States is the only advanced economy offering zero paid maternity leave, while countries like the United Kingdom offer up to 39 weeks of paid leave for new mothers. Read More
BY Taia Handlin
on Oct 14, 2015
The entire Democratic debate on CNN was an intellectual oasis in the desert of nonsense that is the Republican primary. Aided by Anderson Cooper’s sharp moderating, the candidates managed to step outside their talking points, and talk like humans with nuanced thoughts on complicated issues. Though we are still fairly set on Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton, we here at BUST were unable to come to a consensus on a “winner.” But we have plenty of time to decide. So for now, let’s all just luxuriate together on the five best moments from the debate.
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With the 2016 Presidential Campaign rapidly approaching, it is an awesome time to get to know the candidates. Recently Lena Dunham interviewed Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton for her email newsletter Lenny. (Lenny is an awesome email newsletter described as "a snark-free place for feminists to get information: on how to vote, eat, dress, fuck, and live better" started by Lena and Girls' producer, Jenni Konner. Read More
BY Hanna Lustig
on Aug 14, 2015
The esteemed Rachel Maddow made the pointed observation that media outlets cover Hillary Clinton "like a criminal," dissecting her every move for shreds of news and dog-piling at the slightest hint of scandal. Their attention is not so much flattering as unavoidable – a norm of political life Clinton has likely long since accepted.
So too is the sexism, and not only from reporters. Read More
You probably saw Humans of New York’s heartbreaking photo of a little boy, head in his hands, with the caption, “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me.” It quickly went viral, getting nearly 59,000 shares (and counting) on Facebook. Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton and talk show guru Ellen Degeneres showed their support on Friday.
“Prediction from a grown-up: your future will be amazing,” Clinton wrote in a Facebook comment. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jun 15, 2015
Kim Gordon may be best known for fronting the alt-rock band Sonic Youth, but she’s an artist in many genres: She’s written a book, curated art shows, been involved with fashion, and now has a show of her own in NYC. Her career began as a visual artist, and we're excited to see her creativity shine once again in her original medium!
In an interview with Humberto Leon, she made awesome points about the political consciousness of her art. Read More
Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, is expected to announce her candidacy for President of the United States on May 4th. We've got the main points you need to know about her:
She’s a staunch Republican. Although according to a national CNN poll released last week, only 2% of Republicans named her as their first choice in the presidential election, less than 12 other candidates and likely candidates.
She has never held elected office. Read More