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I don’t think I can articulate any kind of answer for this article’s headline, but I’ve sure as heck been trying. (In case you live under a rock, Rachel Dolezal is the white lady who says she “identifies” as black, and until recently, was the president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP.) We have some thoughts about Rachel, and here’s a round-up of news stories and clips in the hopes of making some sense of all that’s gone down in the past few days. Read More
The Human Rights Campaign is a civil rights organization whose entire purpose is to achieve equality for LGBTQ individuals. Reportedly, its office is home to the same exclusionary employment practices against which they fight. As one employee put it, “We are supposed to be fighting for people who are being discriminated against and marginalized, however we at HRC are discriminating against people and marginalizing people in the workplace.” The Pipeline Project did an extensive review of HRC’s workplace culture last fall. Read More
Like many fledgling gamers growing up in the early 2000s, I spent a sizable chunk of my childhood trying to rescue Princess Peach. Jamming the buttons of my silver Gameboy SP with primal ferocity, I crossed harsh, distant lands and ground-pounded pixelated Goombas for her, collecting bonus coins, mushrooms, and 1-ups along the way.  She was the perpetual damsel in distress – the delicate, classically beautiful prize waiting in a flouncy pink ball gown at the end of every Super Mario Bros. adventure. Read More
“OK,” says BUST photographer Ramona Rosales to actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani halfway through their shoot at a bar near his home in L.A. “Now it’s time to bring the sexy.” Raising his extremely expressive eyebrows, the 37-year-old replies, “I thought I was bringing the sexy. That was my 11. Read More
Civil rights activist and Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal has been revealed to be white—despite identifying as a Black woman, according to her parents. Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal provided the media with pictures of her birth certificate and personal photos of Dolezal when she was younger, that paint a very different image of what Dolezal actually looks like. The Dolezals say they are of European descent—Dolezal, however, says otherwise. She identifies as Black and says Lawrence is simply her stepfather and that her father is actually a Black man. Read More
Stock photos permeate what we see on the Internet every day, and Getty Images is one of the most popular online photo sources. This Father's Day, we're excited about their collaboration with Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Together campaign. Together, they're working together to create and spread images of men as fathers in caregiving positions, such as reading with their kids, cradling a baby, or doing laundry. Last year, Getty created over 2000 images of women in more empowering roles than in typical stock photos; this year, they followed up with an equally important campaign. Read More
BUST interns even got in on the action! The latest selfie trend is here: People are taking pictures with tampons to break the taboo around menstruation. Why should we be ashamed about a natural function of our bodies?!Plan UK paired up with V Point News to start this trend. The companies want to not only address stigmas and taboos about period, but raise awareness for the millions of woman around the world who go without sanitary products. You can text TAMPON to 70007 or go online to donate £3 to the cause. Read More
What do a pack of cigarettes, an ex-husband, and the nation of Cuba have in common? According to last night’s Women of Letters, a literary salon, they’re all someone’s Greatest Teacher. For those unfamiliar, Women of Letters is an Australian non-profit that celebrates women’s voices and the (nearly) lost art of letter writing while raising funds for various charities. Each night hosts six different women who come write letters on a common theme, which last night was “My Greatest Teacher. Read More
We're heartbroken and infuriated by a recent video from McKinney, Texas, where a police officer—now identified as Cpl. Eric Casebolt—attacks and yells at teenagers attending a pool party. What really happened in McKinney? As you might suspect, the police and attendees have very different opinions. The video shows Casebolt chasing after young black men, forcing them onto to the grass and handcuffing them. Casebolt then grabs a girl in a bikini, indentified as Dejerria Becton, by the head and uses his weight to keep her on the ground. Read More
We met Caitlyn Jenner less than a week ago, her landmark Vanity Fair cover debut capturing the attention of readers and the Internet hivemind alike. The impact was instantaneous, spawning dialogue, support and scrutiny across the country and well beyond. Amid the chatter, roommates Crystal Frasier and Jenn Dolari offered the world a shift in perspective, not to mention a much-needed reminder. Read More
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