Category » Feminism
Whether you’re in homeroom or at the water cooler, chances are the people around you are talking VMAs today. From JBiebs’s tears to Kanye’s presidential candidacy announcement, there’s plenty to discuss on the topic. One major thing of note from last night’s award ceremony is that the ladies of the music world were totally kicking ass right and left. Here’s our list list of the top 5 feminist moments from last night. Spoiler alert: Nicki and T-Swift are at the center of most of them. 1. Read More
Chrissie Hynde will go down in history as many things: one of the first women to front a rock band, a songwriter of revolutionizing titles including “Brass in Pocket,” and now, as a sympathizer of rapists. But Hynde isn’t backing these horrendous criminals blindly. No, in fact, she’s been there as a victim herself, so don’t tell her she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Because, you know, rape victims did ask for it. All women are asking for it. Read More
Okay, so of course all sexist jokes are dumb, but it turns out we can now say for certain that all those jokes about women being bad drivers are just plain false. Let's look at the facts.  According to a study from Quality Planning, a research firm that works for insurance companies, men are 3.4 times more likely than women to get a ticket for reckless driving and 3.1 times as likely to be cited for drunk driving. This is due to the fact that "women are on average less aggressive and more law-abiding drivers -- attributes that lead to fewer accidents. Read More
                Paris’s streets are named after important people in history. That’s all fine and dandy, except for one thing: only 2.6 percent of those streets are named after women. Seems like "people" in this case actually means men. A group of Parisian feminists decided to take a stand and cover the old boys with some powerful ladies.  Quai de Nina Simone certainly does have a nice ring to it. See the new and improved streets below. All images via The Local Read more on BUST. Read More
Today is Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of (pardon me, *white) women gaining the right to vote in 1920. We started in Seneca Falls, and now we’re here – 95 years later, fierce and feminist as ever. To celebrate, we’ve compiled fifteen "Suffrage Jams" paying homage not only to the activists who pushed for the 19th Amendment, but to the millions of badass women who have since enjoyed and exercised that right. There’s still room for progress, of course – when it comes to politics, women are a long way from getting fully even. Read More
Halloween is pretty much the only time you can wear something absolutely ridiculous without judgment. Maybe there’s someone out there who wants to dress up as a giant lobster everyday. If you’re that person, keep doin’ you 'cause you're bold as hell. The rest of us are probably going to stick to wearing something of that caliber on October 31st only. Read More
Laura Nowak decided to include that she was a feminist in her Tinder bio. Turns out, a lot of dudes didn't like this. She took to Instagram to post the dating app misogyny encountered and thus, Feminist Tinder was born. The best part of the posts are the witty responses that Laura bites back with, including "Do you watch a lot of Fox News?" Spoiler alert: infuriating messages lie ahead. Feminist Tinder can be found here in its entirety, but some highlights are below. All images via Feminist Tinder Read more on BUST. Read More
Disney Channel star Rowan Blanchard found a special place in our hearts after being cast as the daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews from the 90's hit Boy Meets World. Now, she's rekindling our love through her personal essay on intersectional feminism, which she posted to her Instagram. Read More
Apparently, laughing while black can be dangerous. A group eleven women — ten of them black — were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train for laughing too loudly during a book club outing. The Napa Valley Register writes that the women boarded the Wine Train at 11 a.m. on Saturday and were told to leave the train in St. Helena, reportedly because of noise complaints. The women, including an 83-year-old grandmother, were escorted through six cars and off the train, where police were waiting for them. A van then took them back to Napa. Read More
To all the females who walk the streets of New York in fear of getting catcalled, this mural is for you. The mural, created by artists Danielle McDonald and Jazmine Hayes, will be revealed in full on August 28 at 10 a.m. next to a Food Bazaar Supermarket in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn.  As depicted in the teaser above, this form of sexual harassment is not a compliment and it needs to be stopped. Although a mural is hardly the end-all to the problem, it does detail the reality of what it's like to be a woman in the city and is a start nonetheless. Read More