BY Holly Trantham
on Jan 28, 2015
We're pretty disheartened about the state of women's reproductive rights at the moment: It seems like every other day there is a new obscure abortion restriction law threatening to undo all the work Roe v. Wade set out to accomplish more than four decades ago.
Reading this op-ed on Ohio.com, then, makes us feel a bit more at ease about what’s to come on the reproductive rights front. There, Congressman Tim Ryan shares his evolved stance on abortion—and ... Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 23, 2015
Yesterday, House GOP members passed abortion legislation banning federal funding for abortions. The legislation was substituted for a more strict bill that would have capped abortions at 20 week, and being pushed for by right-wingers who claim a 20-week-old fetus may feel or perceive some pain during the procedure.
Though we’re glad that one was shelved (for now), the new legislation negatively affects the health of hundreds of ... Read More
BY Jamie Bogert
on Jan 23, 2015
In 2007, then 18-year-old Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez was sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder in El Salvador after suffering from a miscarriage. The mother of one was rushed to the San Bartolo National Hospital, a public health clinic, the day she faced complications with her second pregnancy. The doctors almost immediately called the police and arrested her under suspicion of murder.
Though there was no indication that Vasquez ... Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Jan 16, 2015
Happy Friday, BUSTies! We made it. Here are some noteworthy pieces of feminist news we know you wouldn't have wanted to miss along the way:
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s very sweet and inspiring Golden Globes speech about the burgeoning “wealth of roles for actual women.”
The US receives a “D” for reproductive rights on NARAL Pro-Choice America’s report card.
This cute music video about douchebags made by some badass ladies.
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BY BUST Magazine
on Dec 26, 2014
The Lady Parts team at The Deep End Store in N.Y.C.
Lady Parts Justice Uses Humor to Fight for Women’s Rights
There’s a comedy video on YouTube in which Jesus Christ appears to comedian Sarah Silverman to spread a message of religious tolerance. When he sticks around to watch a marathon of NCIS, she asks him a hot-button question: When does life begin? “At 40,” deadpans Jesus. “But fertilized eggs aren’t people. ... Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Dec 17, 2014
You might think that since scientists have been working on a male birth control option for ages, there would be a solution by now. Unfortunately, since the creation of the birth control pill (and since the beginning of time), the responsibility onus has largely fallen on women.
Now, new trials in Indonesia suggest we might have a male birth control pill in the near future. That’s right: boys and men, on the pill. This could be a reality very soon. For ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Nov 03, 2014
Rachel Maddow resorts to schooling the outdated beliefs men may have by reporting from a man-cave. This educational video is a battle between politics and science because Republican candidate Bob Beauprez is running for governor yet again in Colorado, and is convinced that IUDs cause continual abortions in a woman's body.
This very misinformed statement will be involved in the ballot for Colorado tomorrow, Nov 4. It will be on the Personhood Amendment, which ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 28, 2014
Midterm elections are a week away and there couldn’t be a more important time to vote! Statewide laws will show up on ballots across the country that will harm our sisters in Texas, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Ohio, Arkansas, and many other states. We need to fight for our rights over our own bodies, our voices, and basic human equality. The time is now to say NO to laws that allow rapists custody and rights to a child resulting in rape (29 states), and ... Read More
In the past, Bollywood actresses, like many Indian women, were dissuaded from speaking about important women's issues like feminism, menstruation, and reproductive rights; however, that has, thankfully, begun to change. Notable actress Parineeti Chopra has used her role in the spotlight to step up and speak about taboo topics concerning women and their lives, like rape and domestic assault, which often plague the lives of Indian citizens. Chopra's ... Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Oct 28, 2014
Nov. 4 marks midterm elections in the United States, and MoveOn is one organization that wants to make sure everybody gets out to vote!
MoveOn is a community of 8 million Americans who share the common goal of winning campaigns for progressive change. The organization is asking for volunteers at its field offices to come in, step up for progress, and call women voters located in important battleground states, like Colorado, Iowa and North Carolina, to make sure ... Read More