Category » Feminism
While reading the March/April issue of “Lego Club” little girls everywhere will finally be able to answer one of life’s most pressing questions: What haircut looks best with my face shape? It’s obvious that Lego was simply trying to HELP their five-to-twelve-year-old audience solve a baffling beauty conundrum. Because WHY ELSE would Lego need to create Lego ladies—who, by the way, are not shaped like blocks, but instead like slender ... Read More
Have you ever smoked a cigarette? Eaten too much? Had breasts? Well, you, my friend, are a bad girl... or at least that’s what these 12 illustrations tell us. Furqan Jawed, an undergraduate design student at one of Bangalore’s Srishti Schools of Art, created this satirical poster to draw attention to India’s treatment of crimes against women, and unfortunately his examples aren’t far from the truth. In India victim blaming is often the ... Read More
BUSTies, unite! We’re extremely excited to be media sponsors of the 2015 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference happening in Arlington, VA (right outside of DC) this weekend. This awesome event will be a great opportunity for young feminists to network with like-minded ladies and learn about important issues women are facing in our country and around the world. Also, the lineup of badass female speakers in attendance is pretty ... Read More
Yet another frat has failed to surprise us with their disgusting behavior, this time unleashing their brazen stupidity in the not-so-private world of the Internet. Penn State's Kappa Delta Rho's "2.0" Facebook page—which shared members' pictures of nude, unconscious women, drugs, and hazing with its 144 members—has been under police investigation since mid-January. The frat's first site (so cleverly named “Covert Business Transactions") featured ... Read More
  Last week, we here at BUST were so excited to discover that visionary journalist Maia Weinstock had created a set of Legos featuring the four past and present women of the Supreme Court. O’Connor, Ginsberg, Sotomayor and Kagan, the whole gang, their bench and the SCOTUS library were ready and submitted to Lego Ideas- the platform that allows people to submit designs for potential products with the company.  But five days after proposing her ... Read More
Injustice takes many forms in our society, and one of its most cruel is our legal system's treatment of rape victims.  Not only is rape under prosecuted and devastatingly traumatic, the victim often seems to be offered little in terms of closure. Currently in the United States, there is an estimated 400,000 rape kits that remain untested; that is 400,000 people (mostly women) denied the opportunity to seek out justice for the crime committed against ... Read More
During her first year living in New York City, Madonna was raped at knife point on the rooftop of a building. She first told this to Harper’s Bazaar back in Oct 2013; in a March 11th interview with radio show host Howard Stern, she explained why she didn’t report the attack at the time. Sadly, it's the same reason so many women keep their rapes to themselves. “You've already been violated. It's just not worth it. It's too much humiliation,” ... Read More
Happy Friday BUSTies! The weekend is coming so we know there are tons of shows you need to catch up on, but before finishing up Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, here are a few stories you might have skipped this week: 1. Amy Schumer keeps it 100%, discussing the issue of not quite looking like Megan Fox or Kate Upton  in a world where the fact that Beyonce may not have the skin of a newborn is considered news. 2. Looking for some Feminist swag to wear? Well we have ... Read More
In the war against sexism, we are taught to be resilient against slut-shaming, sandwich jokes, and gendered slurs, but what about when sexism is presented as chivalry? A new study suggests that micro aggressions are shown to be even more problematic than hostile sexism, especially because they are more difficult to pin down. Jin Goh and Judith Hall of Northeastern University have developed the first study to capture both nonverbal and verbal expressions of hostile ... Read More
We’re annoyed that workplace inequality is still A Thing, but as long as it persists, we need to keep talking about it. As you’re well aware, the wage gap is alive and well—and unlikely to close anytime soon. It’s also commonly known that some areas of the U.S. are much worse than others when it comes to circumstances for working women. A new study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research took to ranking each state based on four ... Read More
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