BY Hanna Lustig
on Jul 07, 2015
Guess who landed an internship with HBO’s Girls? The president’s accomplished first daughter, 17-year-old Malia Obama.
An aspiring filmmaker, Malia has been working on set in Williamsburg with show creator Lena Dunham and actresses including Jemima Kirke. The internship, however, is hardly Malia’s first foray into entertainment. Read More
Add a base primer of “Bye-bye DOMA,” foundation in “Obergefell v. Hodges,” and eye shadow from the “YAS” palette for the ultimate marriage equality look. Sound confusing? Have a look for yourself:
YouTube comedian, Megan MacKay hilariously celebrates the SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling by giving the issue a makeup tutorial. Read More
You probably saw Humans of New York’s heartbreaking photo of a little boy, head in his hands, with the caption, “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me.” It quickly went viral, getting nearly 59,000 shares (and counting) on Facebook. Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton and talk show guru Ellen Degeneres showed their support on Friday.
“Prediction from a grown-up: your future will be amazing,” Clinton wrote in a Facebook comment. Read More
BY Alice Lawton
on Jul 06, 2015
A new proposal that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is considering could mean hell for some domain owners. Currently, when you register a domain, you are required to provide a host of personal information, including your mailing address, a phone number, and your email address. Anyone can look that information up on whois.icann.org. Luckily for those who would like a bit more privacy, there are companies you can pay to hide your information for you. However, this new proposal could take away that privacy for many domain owners. Read More
BY Alice Lawton
on Jul 02, 2015
In a huge win for world health, Cuba has become the first country ever to receive validation from the World Health Organization for ending mother-to-child HIV and syphilis transmissions. An estimated 1.4 million women with HIV and 1 million women with syphilis give birth every year. Children born from a mother with HIV have 15-45% chance of being infected with the virus. Syphilis can cause death in fetuses or leave children with horrible neonatal infections.
Cuba has been working for many years to end the mother-to-child transmission of these infections. Read More
“There’s only me. I am the law,” Buffy says to her friends in one of the final episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This is what I wanted: To be singular, and singularly powerful.
My sophomore year of high school, I could never concentrate in class because I was constantly thinking about two things: my after-school snack and watching an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The former was always a piece of toast or a bowl of cereal, and I fantasized about it for basically the entire second half of the school day. Read More
BY Elizabeth Ollero
on Jul 01, 2015
There's something about embroidering your snark to really pack a punch. We've come up with a handful of ways to offend your friends and family with darling-looking cross stitches!
Damn right, we wanna have fundamental human rights. Stitch it loud, stitch it proud!
Tell them who you really are. Remind them that you will, no doubt, ruin all parties and social events with heated feminist debates. It's just in your blood.
And when they ask if your emotional outburst is because it's your "time of the month," maybe these kind words are the way to go. Read More
BY Elizabeth Ollero
on Jun 30, 2015
Which sounds more deadly: pregnancy or heart attack? What about blood clots? Stroke? Apparently NuvaRing thinks these risks are a fair price to pay for preventing unwanted pregnancies. “Like pregnancy, combination hormonal birth control methods increase the risk of serious blood clots,” so while you get to skip the baby, you can’t avoid the side of effects of pregnancy! You lucky girl.
Erika Langhart, 24, was a victim of NuvaRing, which caused “pulmonary embolisms, heart attacks and subsequent irreversible brain swelling. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 29, 2015
As three more victims of the South Carolina church massacre were being laid to rest this Saturday, Bree Newsome, a 30-year-old Charlotte-based activist, took a stand. Newsome climbed the 30-foot flagpole in front of South Carolina's State House to remove the Confederate flag.
As the Capitol police ordered her down, Newsome continued her act of civil disobedience and took down this symbol of oppression. She paused in her descent to declare, “I come to get you in the name of God. Read More
BY Hanna Lustig
on Jun 26, 2015
Just in time for NYC’s Pride Weekend, we’ve got some great news to share from the Supreme Court. As of Friday’s 5-4 ruling, same sex marriage is legal nationwide. That’s right BUSTies – thanks to Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, and so many activists before him, the states can no longer deny gay couples the right to marry.
This watershed moment comes on the heels of many smaller victories, but reflects a sea of change in American governance and public attitudes alike. Read More