Category » Feminism
Indonesian sports apparel manufacturer, Salvo, just brought us back to the 1950s with some solid advice on how to properly wash clothing. The short answer? By re-establishing antiquated gender roles. It’s a well known fact that misogyny leads to cleaner laundry, and now we have some direct instructions. Thanks to Salvo, men no longer have to struggle to understand complicated terms such as “tumble dry low” or “hand wash only," and us women ... Read More
Planet Fitness Center has revoked the membership of a Michigan woman after she made transphobic comments about another member. Yvette Cormier’s problem began when she saw a transgender woman walk into the women’s locker room at her local Planet Fitness. Cormier was taken aback because the woman was not dressed in traditional women’s clothes and seemed to be a “man.” "I wanted to know why there was a man in the women's locker room," ... Read More
On March 9, 2015, the 59th session of the Commission of the Status of Women began at the United Nation Headquarters in New York, and will last until the 20th of this month. Representatives of Member States, UN Entities and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (oh that’s what NGO stands for!) from all around the world are meeting to discuss what often feels like the never ending fight for international women’s rights. According to the UN ... Read More
March 8th was International Women's Day, and images poured in from around the world on social media and throughout major news organizations. We here at BUST are so excited that women's issues, as well as the call for international equality and justice, were given the attention they deserve. We hope that this annual celebration will continue to gain traction and spread the message about the need for women and girls to gain equal footing with men and boys in each ... Read More
A Belgian advertisement for the upcoming 2015 E3 Harelbeke cycling competition released an image of a male biker reaching up to grab a woman’s exposed behind. The tagline: “Who squeezes them in Harelbeke?” Not only is this ad disgusting, but it says zero about the actual sport and alienates any female cyclists who might want to participate as equals. Sigh. The design was inspired by previous winner Solvak Peter Sagan, who pinched a woman’s ... Read More
Happy International Women’s Day, BUSTies! In honor of today's very important celebration, we've compiled a list of awesome quotes from our favorite feminist trailblazers. You know, the badass ladies who impacted (and are impacting) our history in unforgettable ways. From Jane Austen to Malala Yousafzai, these women have inspired us to stand up and fight for what we believe in. And here’s to many more years of celebrating YOU, lovely readers! Because, ... Read More
Here at BUST, we don’t need one specific day to celebrate the beyond impressive accomplishments of women across the world, but when the opportunity to party over lady power even harder than usual presents itself, we never say no. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “Make it Happen,” so we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite gals who’ve done and are doing just that all across the globe. Warning: this list ... Read More
When Brooklyn-based artist Caledonia Curry, AKA "Swoon," found herself at a table with activist, writer, and all-around goddess Gloria Steinem, she literally gave her the ring off her finger. We are all green with envy. It was the all too perfect scenario of meeting your feminist role model while wearing a vagina-inspired accessory and having the gusto to be like, “Gloria Steinem, will you wear my clit ring?” (Okay, so she probably didn’t ... Read More
Happy Friday BUSTies!  Before you go out and kick ass this weekend by being your fabulous selves, here are a few stories you may have missed throughout the week: Ever been curious about squirting? How to Vajaculate: If You Build It She Will Come is a video that plays around with the female orgasm. Featuring Wanda Sykes, Nina Hartley and Maja D’Aoust, this video is sure to make you laugh out loud, pussy juice blasting the patriarchy. Looking for those ... Read More
We are still super excited about the potential of a woman being on the $20 bill and the effort that Womenon20.org have put into this campaign. Going through the 15 potential list of candidates, we reflected on all the great women who sacrificed so much for us. Of course, we noticed some omissions; how can there only be 15 women worthy of minting? We thought of five (well, technically four) more women who should deserve consideration. Not just for the ... Read More
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