BY Emma Tilden
on Aug 01, 2014
Domestic violence. It is an unbelievably complicated issue. It seems like it should be easy—if you are being abused, leave your abuser—but it’s not.
Approaching abuse with that attitude is called victim blaming; it places the responsibility for resolving an abusive situation on the victim of the abuse, rather than holding the abuser responsible for his/her/zir actions.
Ending an abusive relationship is complicated. Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed
on Oct 02, 2013
In case you hadn’t heard, the government is taking a little break (which does not mean you can smoke weed at school, kids). Also, in case you hadn’t heard, Senator Elizabeth Warren is a badass.
Monday night, she took to the Senate floor to call out Republicans for irresponsibly taking the U.S. economy hostage in order to get what they want. Warren explains that in order to uphold an archaic view on access to birth control, the Republican Party is putting millions of Americans at financial risk. Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci
on Aug 23, 2013
Trigger Warning: This post discusses the sexual assault of a minor.
In a new segment called “This Sucks,” BUST presents this horrific news story, hot off the press:
A Massachusetts minor was only 14 when 20-year-old Jamie Melendez raped and impregnated her. As if that weren’t horrific enough, it turns out that Melendez has sued for visitation rights with the child, rights which would force the victim into a 16-year relationship with her attacker.
Astonishingly, he offered to drop his contest for paternal rights if his $110 weekly child support payments were waived. Read More