BY Tess Duncan
on Jan 04, 2013
You might have heard about Oxygen’s newly proposed reality show, “All My Babies’ Mamas,” which spotlights rapper Shawty Lo’s eleven children and their ten different mothers. If that premise wasn’t appalling enough, the entire show is styled after cheesy dating game show parodies such as Flavor of Love and Rock of Love. Each woman is given a ridiculous nickname, meant to seem playful or funny I guess, that includes the ... Read More
It’s about time that Hasbro began marketing their famous Easy-Bake Oven, which has been aimed towards preteen girls since its conception in the 1960s, in a more gender-neutral manner. Inspired by her little brother, one 13-year-old New Jersey girl has started a petition on Change.org to get the company to make the toy oven more boy-friendly.
McKenna Pope of Garfield, N.J. wants the company to drop its all-girl advertising in hopes that boys like ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Oct 01, 2012
Not too long ago, the BUST Blog covered a New York woman’s efforts to re-vamp Verizon’s cancellation policies for domestic violence survivors.
Almost 200,000 signatures later, her petition was successful!
Today, as part of its annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Verizon is implementing some brand-new policy changes to better assist victims of partner violence. Customer service reps now have specific protocol for assisting survivors with contract ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Sep 13, 2012
It seems like Verizon can charge you for anything these days. Though skyrocketing fees are a mere annoyance for some, they also can mean the difference between life and death for victims of domestic violence.
Cynthia Butterworth, a resident of Rochester, NY, was shocked when her sister was brutally beaten by her boyfriend—and even more shocked when she learned that Verizon Wireless was planning to charge her $500 to end the cell phone contract she shared ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Apr 18, 2012
Equality in this country seems to be tricky business. Sure, LGBT people can vote! Marry each other (in six states of our fifty nifty)! Get elected to public office!
Apparently not on the list? Serve as a den leader for the Boy Scouts.
Jennifer Tyrell, who volunteered to take the position as den leader for her son's Tiger Scout troop in Ohio, has been forced to resign because she is a lesbian. Tyrell acted as den leader for over a year, a period in which she and ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson
on Jun 29, 2011
On February 11, 2011 CBS reporter Lara Logan (above) was beaten and sexually assaulted while covering the celebrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square following Hosni Mubarak's resignation. Just months after Logan was assaulted, Dan Rottenberg, editor of the online arts magazine Broad Street Review, released an attack of words through an editor’s note titled, “Male sex abuse and female naiveté”. The photograph accompanying the article is of ... Read More