Category » Feminism
          Saint Friday is here! And so is our weekly round-up of feminist new stories: Curated just for you, BUSTies, we aim to keep you in the know while you're out changing the world (and the glitter status of your eyebrows at Primped!).  Photos of Kabul’s Littlest Skaters Totally Shredding Afghan woman aren’t allowed to ride bikes—so instead they’ve taken to skateboarding in Jessica Fulford-Dobson’s ... Read More
Rosie The Riveter has been a feminist icon for decades, but who really was the bandana'ed heroine? Well, she wasn’t just one woman: She was a symbol of the 60,000 who joined the workforce during WWII. When men left their jobs to enlist in the armed forces, women’s employment rose from 27% to 37%, with most of them taking on jobs in defense industries. In 1942, The Westinghouse Power Company commissioned Jay Howard Miller to create a promotional poster ... Read More
In the decades since Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights for women are still ripe with stigma and judgment from others. Women are still socially expected to keep to themselves about their abortions, like a dirty little secret. Thankfully, women, like Girls actress, Jemima Kirke, have not kept silent about their choices.   Back in 2007, Kirke became pregnant by her boyfriend at the time. Not feeling financially ready or wanting to be attached to the boyfriend for ... Read More
To teach her daughter about inspiring African American women, Chauncia Boyd Rogers dressed Ava Noelle up as some of the most influential ladies in American history. Despite the fact that they're just taken with a cellphone, these photos give us all an adorable HER-story lesson.    Phillis Wheatley is both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman.  Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was the first black, ... Read More
  History usually chooses to ignore female revolutionaries who fought alongside glorified men like Che Guevara and Martin Luther King Jr. But inspirational women have been shaping our landscape throughout the course of time, and the lesser-knowns deserve some credit.  Here are ten incredible women (in no particular order) you might not be familiar with who taught us how to fight for what we believe in: 1. Celia Sanchez Most people associate the Cuban ... Read More
Feminism. The term sometimes gets a bad rap because people don’t fully understand what it actually means. (side note: LOOK THAT SHIZ UP) Delve deeper into the various facets of feminism, and things can get even more convoluted. But fear no more! Akilah, Obviously, the mastermind behind the smoothiefreak channel on YouTube, has created a video that explains intersectionality in feminism. WITH PIZZA. It's fantastic and exactly spot on, so check it out, ... Read More
Emmy-award winning director Elizabeth Rohrbaugh met Carlene Borden when she was 65 years old and had already served over three decades in a Missouri prison for the murder of her husband, Delbert. The court refused to enter the years of physical, verbal, and emotional abuse she endured at Delbert's hands into evidence. It didn’t consider the time he severely beat their daughter, following her recent spinal surgery. It failed to acknowledge the fact that every ... Read More
Almost one year ago, more than 200 girls were abducted in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria by the group Boko Haram. The internet was in uproar, people published graphic after graphic, world leaders swore to be involved—but in spite of all those promises and stances, 219 girls are still missing. A series of turbulent events both in the United States and internationally has turned media attention away from these young women and to other issues. International ... Read More
Despite the progress women have made in education and all the campaigns that encourage women to seek out more fulfilling job opportunities, women are still not on track to attain equal pay with men—at least in our lifetimes. IWPR’s series, Status of Women in the States: 2015, released its latest installment, and reported that the number of women living above the poverty line has dropped from 87.9% in 2002 to 85.4% since 2013. According to Daily Beast, ... Read More
Contemporary feminists do not whisper. We have developed a bold, unapologetic, and free voice. But this liberal tone didn't happen overnight—it's something that’s been incubating for centuries. Our foremothers transgressed the boundaries of the time periods they were born into: Fifty years ago, wearing a pair of pants in public was radical. Today, making art with your period blood is the new feminist norm. One of the women we have to thank for stepping ... Read More
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