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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
It’s time for Missouri Capitol interns to update their wardrobe! After sexual text messages between House Speaker John Diehl and an intern were released, as well as two accusations from interns of sexual harassment against Senator Paul LeVota, Representative Kevin Engler lead the revision of the Missouri House’s internship policy. In addition to a minimum GPA and mandatory training, Representative Bill Kidd suggested that the interns have a dress code. You know, to prevent sexual harassment. Read More
  If you love music mash-ups, you’ll love this video by MediaMatters4America on YouTube. Seventy clips of Fox News being sexist have been woven together for your viewing pleasure! It’s hard to believe, but these aren’t vintage clips I’m sharing with you. That’s right – these lovely reports and interviews, ripe with sexism, are ultra-modern. Not only are these clips modern, but they’re super diverse. We have sexism ranging from male dominance, to women in the kitchen, to slut shaming, so if you have a preference, I’m sure you’ll find it. Read More
It's not news that advertising is pretty damn sexist. Women are seen as objects. By that, I mean they're portrayed as if they exist only for men's pleasure. But also, they are literally made into objects. As bad as it is now, ads back in the day made women out to be ridiculously dumb. Car companies were some of the worst culprits in this trend because, you know, a woman can't possibly know anything about cars. Here's a few examples that will drive you insane:   Image via Jalopnik 1. Read More
The University of Alabama’s Alpha Phi sorority made a recruitment video, like many other sororities do, and posted it to various social media outlets. What made this specific video different is how it was greeted –  with pretty intense backlash. Deemed “worse for woman that Donald Trump” by A.L. Bailey on, the video is a montage of attractive women laughing, blowing glitter into the air, and waving from various locations in slow motion. Bailey called it “hyper-feminine, so reductive and objectifying, so Stepford Wives: College Edition. Read More