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  Hair has always been a big part of feminine culture. From virtue and class to health, hair and hairstyles are part of a long history of female identity — particularly for black women. The texture of black hair is something that has long fascinated and befuddled people with other types of strands, and styling black hair has its own complicated, and sometimes divisive, history. Amandla Stenberg recently released a video talking about the cultural ... Read More
In the realm of iconic female characters, Miss Piggy reigns supreme. Introduced in 1974, at forty-one she has lasted far past the f**kable age usually given to female celebrities, and shows no signs of stopping. Her loud, charming, abrasive attitude combined hyper-femme style makes her an excellent recipient of the New York Museum Award. According to AP, the Brooklyn Museum announced that the winner of feminist award would be Miss Piggy. She will join the ranks of ... Read More
  Stacey Dash commented on Rita Wilson’s new video about the gender wage gap, and her response is so much more awkward that you could imagine. Sitting across from Meredith Vieira, Dash is quite perceptibly uncomfortable. In between sweeping her hair out of her face and appearing not to breathe, she explains to viewers why she’s not a fan of the MakeItFair video. Now this isn’t because of celebrity drama or something that would make more ... Read More
The first few times Poppy Smart was catcalled by construction workers on her way to work in Worcester UK, she tried to ignore it: "I started wearing sunglasses so I didn't have to look at them. I started putting headphones on so I didn't have to hear them," she told BBC news. But, after a month of street harassment, she decided enough was enough, and reported the workers to the police.   Woah, the police?! That seems extreme, right? Wrong. As long as women ... Read More
More fantastically depressing news on the government regulated abortion front: North Carolina Republican State Rep. Jacqueline Schaffer addressed the North Carolina State House on Monday to pass a 72 hour waiting period for abortions. “The poorest decisions that we make are the ones that we make under pressure and on impulse and so we want to ensure that women have ample amount of time to receive that information so that they can make the best ... Read More
The 6th annual Women In The World Summit was held in New York City this past week, and amidst an extraordinary collection of female speakers and panels, one pint-sized presenter is making a huge impact. 10-year-old Eunice Akoth, a sixth-grader at Kibera Africa's first all-girls school, delivered a rousing poem about life in Nairobi, Kenya's largest urban slum. She speaks with impressive gravitas for someone so young, and her passion and desire to share her ... Read More
There is speculation that if we put a face to discrimination (racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.) then it will be easier to combat; however, the truth is that prejudice comes in many forms, from explicit hatred to micro-aggressive comments. A recent study also show that even those who claim to support equal rights can harbor internalized bias. Psychology of Women Quarterly released a study examining the implicit and explicit bias in a group of men who interviewed ... Read More
  Orange Is the New Black star and upcoming BUST cover girl (!!!) Laverne Cox praised Bruce Jenner’s courage for coming out as transgender in an interview at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. “I think a lot of people tuned in expecting to see a spectacle, and they tuned in and saw a profoundly nuanced, complicated human being,” Cox said. “I thought ABC handled it really beautifully. I had spoken to Brue several months back. ... Read More
A new week is upon us and it's out with the old in with the new. It's time to think big this spring and we have a group of ladies that are a That's why we are so excited to share these awesome Instagram accounts with all of you. We obviously love Instagram (which is where you should be following us for BUSTie updates) and ladies, so what better way to combine two of our favorite things than with these Insta accounts?  @educationinfeminism: A smorgasbord of ... Read More
From Rand Paul to plus sized dancers, we've got it all in this week's round up of feminist news stories. We know you've been busy running the world (or at least fighting off the patriarchy), so go ahead and take a breather. Grab a coffee, check out this blog post, and start your glorious weekend off right.  Meryl Streep Just Started A Screenwiring Lab For Hollywood Lepers (Women Over 40)  Meryl Streep is taking yet another step on the path of being ... Read More
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