Hiya, BUSTies! The August/September issue of BUST is on newsstands today, and it’s full of goodies you’ll want to sink your teeth into. Cover girl Jenny Slate (who is taking over our Instagram today!) talks business, comedy, and being a grown-ass woman; Princess Weekes dishes on everything you need to know about IUDs; Jemaine Clement lets us into his life post-Flight of the Concords. We’ve got a round-up of fall’s best music, movies, and TV, including Beach House, Junglepussy, Grimes, Suffragette, and Samantha Bee’s new late-night talk show. Read More
“We’re in every home. We’re half the human race. You can’t stop us all.”
Get ready to feel some feelings. Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, and Helena Bonham-Carter star in the upcoming film Suffragette, a historical drama about the fight for women’s voting rights in Britain. Streep plays Emmeline Pankhurst, founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union, an activist known for her radical—and often violent—protest tactics. Suffragette tells Pankhurst’s story, as well as the stories of other women who fought alongside her. Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jun 04, 2013
As the centenary of Emily Davison's death approaches, we're reminded of how far we've come over the years, but also of the tough road that still lies ahead for women's rights. Davison was an incredibly prodigious activist in both life and death.
She fought arduously for women’s suffrage in Britain, leading her to be arrested nine times and force-fed a whopping 49 times. Her most infamous stunt involved stepping in front of King George V’s horse at the Epsom Derby, which injured her to the point of dying four days later, on June 8th of 1913. Read More