BY Holly Trantham
on Dec 22, 2014
If you do a quick Google search for “Obama’s year-end press conference” you will notice one very big trend in the results: each headline, rather than quoting the President or taking note of the nation’s biggest changes over the past year, focuses on the fact that he only took questions from female reporters.
This move drew a lot of outrage from conservative pundits, which in turn—and as expected—caused many a response from liberal news sources. Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Dec 02, 2014
Elizabeth Lauten, a GOP congressional staffer and communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), has announced that she will resign from her position after her viral Facebook rant reprimanding the Obama girls for their appearance at the annual White House turkey pardoning. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 01, 2014
Well it’s about time! This week, President Obama gave a speech in Kansas City, where he talked about a letter a young girl had recently sent him. The girl had asked why there weren’t any female faces on our paper currency. She attached a list of possibilities, and the president said he thought it was "a pretty good idea.”
While we don’t know who exactly was on the girl’s list, New York Magazine has created their own list of women they’d like to see on the $20 bill (replacing Andrew Jackson, who was a total dick, let’s be honest). Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on May 21, 2014
Beyoncé is the definition of famous. She's loved and praised by pretty much everyone that walks the earth--well, that assuming The Beygency captures all the haters.
And except for a recent incident involving her sister Solange and Jay Z, Queen B. has managed to keep her personal life out of the papers. In fact, she always seems to beat the paparazzi to the punch by either releasing a public statement, or spontaneously making a documentary about herself.
Beyoncé's rabid fans revere her for her astounding singing/performing, her poise, and her ridiculous good looks. Read More
BY Brittany Allen
on Apr 24, 2014
I vaguely remember being eleven or so and going to Take Your Child to Work Day – I sat on the floor of my mother's office and took an aptitude test, and then I played with dolls as she, you know, worked. I still can't say how seeing a real-live attorney's office up close in my formative years has impacted my particular (read: vague) career trajectory...but I do remember how curious it was to see “work” demystified. Here was my mom's office, I remember thinking. Where she spends most of her time. And these are the desks and tables, this is the common room... Read More
“All kids need to know this message […] you can be great,” explains the photographer Eunique Jones of her project Because Of Them We Can, a series if images in which kids dress up as inspirational figures in African American history and women’s history. The children, in engaging with figures who have achieved great acts of courage and activism, work to challenge prejudices about both race and gender.
Seen here as those social justice and feminist activists who came before us, these children are the movement’s future. Read More
First lady Michelle Obama is slated as a guest speaker in New York’s upcoming Democratic Women’s Network conference. Chaired by Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin, the group supports women in office and supports women who hope to be elected.
The conference will be geared towards discussions of policy on women’s economics, women’s health, and the environment, and will raise funds for more female-oriented political events. Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jul 02, 2013
Well I never thought I’d see the day. An Obama-Bush combo. But it's happening now with these ladies over in Tanzania. Michelle Obama and Laura Bush are opening a summit aimed towards promoting women’s health in and the well-being of Africa. Michelle, while visiting Tanzania during the Obama African tour, met up with ex-First Lady Laura to open up the African First Ladies Summit in Dar Es Salaam.
The strange Obama-Bush pairing emphasizes how important Africa is to the U.S. in terms of human rights and politics generally. Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha
on May 03, 2013
BUST’s Creative Director got gifted this awesome Michelle Obama tote bag that is wonderfully cute – and we wanted to share it with all of you! Is it not perfect and amazing?
Made 95% out of recycled materials, the tote perfectly mixes girly with serious, taking a new spin on presidential memorabilia, aptly calling Michelle Obama the “First Lady of Fabulous.”
The tote bag can be found online at Blue Q, along with other fun accessories, home décor items, and t-shirts. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Feb 26, 2013
Though some viewers thought that Michelle Obama’s moment on the Oscars was exciting, show-stopping, or (at the very least) innocent enough, there were many others who expressed outrage at her appearance. In Iran, the network Fars News photoshopped the First Lady into a more modest ensemble, adding sleeves and a higher neckline to her Naeem Khan gown.
An Iranian woman appearing on state TV must wear a hijab that covers her arms, legs, and hair. Men must also dress appropriately according to these rules, and only sports players are allowed to bare their legs on the boob tube. Read More