Category » Feminism
  Unsurprisingly, when asked about the gender wage gap, none of the GOP candidates had anything useful to say during the debate last night. Carly Fiorina took the time to attack Hillary Clinton because of President Obama’s economic policies: “It is the height of hypocrisy for Mrs. Clinton to talk about being the first woman president when every single policy she espouses, and every single policy of President Obama has been demonstrably bad for women. Ninety-two percent of the jobs lost during Barack Obama's first term belonged to women. Read More
San Diego-based artist and entrepreneur Krissy Sunflower is trying to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research...but Facebook keeps getting in the way. Krissy’s company, Twin Peaks Apparel, recently created T-shirts for breast cancer awareness: the front of the shirt shows one of her designs, and inside the shirt, against the skin, is a drawing of boobs - perfect for “flashing it forward.” Or, as the shirts say, "Join the Boobment."  Krissy told BUST she was inspired when her boyfriend and friends created a joke T-shirt featuring a similar boob design. Read More
Earlier this week, local Portland hero and overall badass Mary Numair cleared out a protest at her local Planned Parenthood by enthusiastically chanting, “yeast infection” over and over until the protestors left.  In an interview with Buzzfeed, Numair, who supports Planned Parenthood – especially after they helped her with her UTIs, yeast infection, and contraception – said that, “Planned Parenthood is vital resource for so many people. Read More
Last night, Gloria Steinem sat down with Roberta A. Kaplan at the New York Public Library and talked about feminism past and present, LGBT rights, intersectionality, her abortion at age 22 and so much more. Gloria Steinem, of course, is a feminist icon who’s been working tirelessly for women’s rights since the 1960s; Roberta A. Kaplan is the LGBT activist and lawyer who successfully argued that the Supreme Court invalidate a crucial section of DOMA in United States Vs. Windsor. The first question set the tone for the night, with Kaplan talking about her experiences as a lesbian. Read More
On Halloween 15 years ago, I was raped. I was 15, I was a virgin and I don’t know who did it. I’m not going to go into any more details except to say that it was as traumatic as you’d expect, and for a while my life really, really sucked. This is not an article about being a rape victim or a rape survivor. It’s not an article about the emotional after effects or how I came to terms with what happened. Read More