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Happy Monday! While you're sipping your coffee, maybe you also spend a few minutes going over what happened last week to launch you into this one, yes? Yes. LET'S DO THIS. Women in Congress are breaking records and taking names, and we're not just talking about the Notorious RBG. Hey, Hollywood might be working on its lack of diversity... or maybe not. A new fitness campaign is giving us great body positive vibes by reminding us 'to jiggle is to be.' Points for ... Read More
Emma Watson has warmed our hearts and empowered our vaginas once again!   Some of you may recall the speech she delivered at the UN earlier in 2014. It was there that she announced her campaign HeforShe, a "solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity.” Watson’s efforts have been doing just that: She was joined by UN leader Ban Ki-Moon who said, “HeForShe has ... Read More
    Yesterday, House GOP members passed abortion legislation banning federal funding for abortions. The legislation was substituted for a more strict bill that would have capped abortions at 20 week, and being pushed for by right-wingers who claim a 20-week-old fetus may feel or perceive some pain during the procedure. Though we’re glad that one was shelved (for now), the new legislation  negatively affects the health of hundreds of ... Read More
    In 2007, then 18-year-old Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez was sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder in El Salvador after suffering from a miscarriage. The mother of one was rushed to the San Bartolo National Hospital, a public health clinic, the day she faced complications with her second pregnancy. The doctors almost immediately called the police and arrested her under suspicion of murder.   Though there was no indication that Vasquez ... Read More
Christy Nielsen is a Harvard grad and blogger who has gotten some flak for her choice to be a stay-at-home mom. On HuffPost Live Monday morning, Nancy Redd interviewed her along with two other Harvard alumnae who chose to lean into childcare instead of corporate America. All three women expressed the extreme gratitude they feel for having the financial option to be stay-at-home mothers (which is key in making them relatable, because so many women just do not have ... Read More
On a day that granted women the basic human right to their own bodies 42 years ago, the GOP passed new restrictions in the House of Representatives that would legally prohibit federal funding for abortions. The bill would prevent a woman's ability to buy private insurance plans that cover abortions, deny small businesses tax credits if they include abortion care in their insurance plans, and restrict women from having their abortions ... Read More
A documentary is in the works on legendary comedian Gilda Radner, the first female cast member of Saturday Night Live and an inspiration to many.  "LOVE Gilda: The Legacy of Gilda Radner" is directed by filmmaker Lisa D'Apolito, who wanted to capture how Radner inspired thousands through both her humor and her determination to help those affected by cancer.  Radner’s comic genius was very much inspired by her vulnerability and honesty about her ... Read More
Roxane Gay has always had a full schedule, and fortunately for her followers, it seems she’s only getting busier. Following the May 2014 release of her first novel, An Untamed State, Gay’s collection of essays titled Bad Feminist became a New York Times bestseller. Its success sent her on a national book tour and propelled her in the direction of “household name” status (a feminist scholar developing this much clout? We are so excited ... Read More
  Here at BUST we agree wholeheartedly that women belong in the House. But let’s make one thing clear: They belong in the Senate, too. We were thrilled to see a record breaking 104 women (!) represented in the 114th congress this term, with 84 serving in the House of Representatives and 20 in the senate.   Representation is still low, though. Lawmakers remain overwhelmingly male and white. But women are making major strides in government and ... Read More
A New York Times article is encouraging sororities to throw parties as part of a larger effort to minimize the risk of sexual violence against women at campus Greek parties. The article claims that if sororities offered alternatives to frat parties, they would prevent some of the obvious dangers that many frat parties tend to have and create safer spaces for women to enjoy themselves. “Instead of only regulating fraternities,” the article says, ... Read More
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