BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 21, 2014
At this point, if you are a feminist you are probably aware of the absurd squawkings of Phyllis Schlafly, the anti-ERA, hyper-conservative, anti-feminist activist--her most recent offense being an op-ed authored for the Christian Post about how us poor feminist are going to die alone if we get equal pay.
No, really. She actually believes it. From BUST's blog response to the op-ed:
The most shocking and insulting words perhaps are these: “the pay gap between men and women is not all bad because it helps to promote and sustain marriages. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Mar 28, 2014
In case you've been lucky enough to evade the ignorance displayed by the total idiots who shared shockingly casual racist comments about Lorde's boyfriend James Lowe, good for you. Just to give you and idea of this bullshit, when you being to type "Lorde's boyfriend" into Google, one of the top suggestions is "Lorde's boyfriend is ugly." DO PEOPLE HAVE NO HEARTS? We think they're pretty cute. Read More
Open letters to children have become a viral sensation this year, capable of permanently cataloguing personal words of wisdom for public inspiration. Yes, there have been some failures, like the letters scolding teens for taking selfies or shaming them wearing certain clothing items. But there have also been those special letters from parent to child, promoting freedoms of self-expression and comfort amidst the pains of growing up. Dr. Kelly Flanagan’s compassionate message to his daughter is one such letter. Read More
An open letter addressed to Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, (the two members of Pussy Riot who appeared at the Amnesty International Human Rights Concert at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday night and the same two who recently interviewed on the Colbert Report), by the still anonymous members of Pussy Riot stated quite simply that the two are no longer considered members of the group.
Their actions have been considered, by the remaining anonymous members, to contradict the very principles of Pussy Riot. Read More
BY Emma Pacchiana
on Feb 03, 2014
Young Dylan with her mother Mia Farrow
In the wake of the publication of Dylan Farrow's open letter this Saturday, which included a full explanation of the years-old accusations of molestation by her adoptive father Woody Allen, a statement from Allen's publicist has been the second highest-profile rebuttal of her accusation of abuse by the famous director. The first, a Daily Beast article published even before the letter came out, which opened up a heated discussion about Allen's culpability, and Hollywood's treatment of the men who do these horrible things. Read More