Category » Feminism
You say you want to express your love, but you don't want to fall into patriarchal, cheesey, bogus stereotypes? Well feast your eyes on these three Feminist Valentine's Day cards, created by BUST's own Mary Rockcastle. Just find the one you want, download it, and share it far and wide with all of your lovahs! ... Read More
“Authentic love does not devalue another human being. Authentic love does not silence, shame or abuse. If you are in a relationship with someone who does not honor and respect you, I want you to know that you are worthy of love. Please reach out for help. Your voice will save you. Let it extend into the night, let it part the darkness. Let it set you free to know who you truly are -- valuable, beautiful, loved.” These are the powerful words advocate ... Read More
  A meme can speak a thousand words—or more like, can garner tens of thousands of clicks, which, though less poetic, is more accurate when we’re dealing with the black hole of the Internet. This is what Sara Sangster and Linzi Williamson, PhD students of psychology at the University of Saskatchewan, set out to explore. Their research focused specifically on the famed Feminist Ryan Gosling meme-turned-book-turned-best thing to hit our lives ... Read More
Boobs--we strap them in, we push them up, and if they get any attention at all, it's usually not by invitation. But lately our lovely lady lumps have been getting a lot more notice, and not in the typical eye-roll-worthy fashion. A woman's right to breastfeed in public is a trending topic, and the #freethenipple campaign is fighting to allow females to be as shirtless in public as any man. Boobs are really having a moment. Here are some of our favorite companies, ... Read More
Obviously, the best way to get women interested in securing their financial freedom is to lure them in with perfumed credit cards, right? That’s one marketing strategy an Islamic bank has implemented in order to grab the attention of the growing population of women working in the Gulf region. Al Hilal Bank PJSC, a Shariah-compliant lender owned by the Abu Dhabi government, has been wafting The Laha Card (whose Arabic name translates to “for her”) ... Read More
Just when we thought we wouldn’t hear much more on the subject of rape from GOP lawmakers, one West Virginia delegate decided to chime in. How, do you ask? By essentially insinuating that rape is beautiful because a child can result from it. In a public hearing last Thursday, Brian Kurbaca (R) stated that, “obviously rape is awful... what’s beautiful is the child that could come from this.” The West Virginia House of Delegates was trying to ... Read More
Lately, street harassment has been getting more of the public attention it deserves, but women still have to face disgusting comments as they walk down the street. Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, 29, traveled to Mexico City and to create an installation of her street harassment project, “Stop Telling Women to Smile.” This interactive protest project showcases 76 short stories about women who choosing to speak out about their experiences with street ... Read More
  One of the Seven Sister colleges has amended its policy to include transgender students in its applicant pool. This action is a big step towards inclusion of transwomen and also raises the question of what it means to create a safe female space. On February 7th the Board of Trustees at Bryn Mawr College voted to accept the recommendation to review the university's mission regarding transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming applicants. According ... Read More
Great news: The A-Force, an all-female Avengers, will be arriving on graphic novel pages near you this spring. Writers G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennet have stepped up to the task of creating a promising new team of woman heroes with Jorge Molina behind the art for the series. The all-female team, which will be the fifteenth of its kind in Marvel history, is mostly comprised of kickass supers from different sects of the Marvel Universe, including the popular ... Read More
Nothing says I love you more than gift bags full of hand-crocheted flower pens, mosaic portraits of friends made from crushed bottles of their favorite sodas, and personalized 5,000 word essays on why they’re so great. But if you’re low on spare time and you’re not Leslie Knope, we’ve gathered 13 other ways to celebrate the true day of love—Galentine’s Day. 1. Name A Roach—Why get your bestie a cheap BFF necklace from Claire’s when you can ... Read More
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