Category » Feminism
Ever heard of cookies for a cause? Well, these students in Utah are fighting for equal pay for women through a bake sale that has been attracting some controversy. The cookies are being sold for $1 to boys, and .77 cents for girls. Why? "Because in America, for every dollar a man makes, a woman only makes 77 cents. So we're raising awareness for this,” says Kari Schott with the Young Democrats Club at Jordan High School. There has been plenty of support ... Read More
Jazz Jennings is the new representative for Clean & Clear's #seetherealme campaign—and she's the first ever trans teen to do so. Already an author and LGBT activist at just 14 years old, this girl is spreading her story and breaking through all the gender stereotypes. Looking for more body positive accounts to follow on Instagram? We've got you. Get your self-lovin' on (take that as you will). Check out these must-haves for the rainy spring season ... Read More
In a particularly blatant instance of victim blaming, Danielle Hicks-Best recently came forward to tell the story of the police’s disturbing reaction to her childhood rape: Hicks-Best was sexually assaulted twice by a group of young men when she was only 11 years old. Despite the fact that her rape kits showed evidence of assault, the rapists were never convicted. What’s worse is that weeks later, Hicks-Best was arrested herself for filing a ... Read More
D.C. has the unparalleled job of publishing "comic books about the greatest heroes in the world, and the most evil villains imaginable" so it makes sense that infamous T. Joker is being honored with re-envisioned covers in celebration of his birthday, but—much like in Gotham—chaos has reared its ugly head. Spurred by one of the variant covers intended for release in June, readers are reacting strongly to an option for Issue #41's cover art, which ... Read More
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
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