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Earlier this week, local Portland hero and overall badass Mary Numair cleared out a protest at her local Planned Parenthood by enthusiastically chanting, “yeast infection” over and over until the protestors left.  In an interview with Buzzfeed, Numair, who supports Planned Parenthood – especially after they helped her with her UTIs, yeast infection, and contraception – said that, “Planned Parenthood is vital resource for so many people. Read More
Students in Charleston, South Carolina are attaching letter As to their clothing to protest sexist dress codes at their school. Their protest comes in tandem with those of other girls across the country, who are starting to ask questions like, “Why are schools calling our bodies ‘distractions,’, instead of calling on boys to treat our bodies with respect?” It seems like these policies are ripe with double-standards. Read More
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because…Donald Trump,” Stachyann Chin shouted into the mic yesterday to the laughter and cheers of a passionate crowd gathered to stand in solidarity with Planned Parenthood. Foley Square, Manhattan was just one of the rallies taking place all over the country yesterday to protest the house vote to defund Planned Parenthood through blocking Medicaid reimbursement and withdrawing Title Ten Family Planning Program funds. What would our country look like without Planned Parenthood? Well, considering that Planned Parenthood provides care for 2. Read More
Over 50 disability rights activists were arrested this Monday for “blocking passage” outside the White House. These peaceful activists were part of ADAPT, a disability rights group who organized some 200 individuals to protest. The demonstrators were voicing their request for President Obama to address the “critical civil rights of persons with disabilities” ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this summer. Read More
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom focuses on ending war by finding its roots. This month they will be commemorating 100 years of fighting the good fight. In celebration, they will be holding a Centennial Congress at the Hague where they first organized during WWII. This will be followed by an international conference (April 27 - 29, 2015) during which WILPF's international global campaign, Women's Power to Stop War, will culminate. Read More
The ladies of Pussy Riot are at it again. This time, however, they won’t be found at Christ the Savior Cathedral punking out in protest, and their balaclava’s need not be worn – their new project is all about transparency. Started in September in collaboration with The Guardian’s New East network, MediaZona is Pussy Riot’s latest endeavor post jail time. Read More
Last Wednesday the United State's failed again. Charges were not pressed against Eric Garner's assailant, a U.S. police officer, who was responsible for Garner's death. This is the second time in the last two weeks that a grand jury, in the Land of the Free. has not indicted police officers responsible for unjust deaths.    Coffins were seen being carried across the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday in response to the public's disappointment. Read More
The New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women will be rallying today against the latest poll from TIME magazine that said they would like to ban the word "Feminist" from our lexicon in 2015, along with the words "bae" and "kale." NOW is having none of this nonsense, even after TIME's sad attempt at an apology for the poll results.  The protest will be today (November 19) from 12:30pm-1:15pm at TIME Headquarters, 1271 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave. between 50-51st). Read More
When officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the town of Ferguson, Missouri erupted into a justified rage. With local the police force increasing militarization, including the use of tear gas and violence against protestors and reporters in order to quell the riots, there has been an flood of information from every corner of the internet on what is going on, from protestors to citizen journalists and everyone else on Twitter. Read More
It’s no secret that over here at BUST we consider ourselves huge fans of all things knitting (Stitch ’N Bitch, anyone?). But knitting as activism? Way cool.  Last week in South Burlington, Vermont, five women took to the lobby of a Vermont Gas Systems office, staging a “knit-in” to protest a pipeline expansion. According to the research of one protestor, Jane Palmer, they had reason to believe that a pipeline permitting process was being mishandled (which requires a series of applications and regulations for the company to fulfill). Read More