Category » Feminism
Despite the progress women have made in education and all the campaigns that encourage women to seek out more fulfilling job opportunities, women are still not on track to attain equal pay with men—at least in our lifetimes. IWPR’s series, Status of Women in the States: 2015, released its latest installment, and reported that the number of women living above the poverty line has dropped from 87.9% in 2002 to 85.4% since 2013. According to Daily Beast, ... Read More
Contemporary feminists do not whisper. We have developed a bold, unapologetic, and free voice. But this liberal tone didn't happen overnight—it's something that’s been incubating for centuries. Our foremothers transgressed the boundaries of the time periods they were born into: Fifty years ago, wearing a pair of pants in public was radical. Today, making art with your period blood is the new feminist norm. One of the women we have to thank for stepping ... Read More
  Good news, BUSTies! We will be hosting a reading with badass ladies Amber Tamblyn, Roxane Gay, Patricia Smith, xTx, Franny Choi, and Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz at Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota this Friday (April 10th) at 7 pm. If you’re not already in Minneapolis right now for the AWP writing conference, don't fret: we will be live streaming the event. So if you can't go to Minnesota, or are in Minnesota but can’t be bothered to ... Read More
The U.S. Postal Service made a bit of an oopsy yesterday when they released a stamp honoring Maya Angelou, but somehow failed to feature a quote that was actually hers. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” was quoted by Angelou many times, but was originally from Joan Walsh Anglund’s book of poems, “Cup Of Sun.” As confusing as it is to understand how difficult it could have possibly ... Read More
For the average bride-to-be, any mention of disruption can incite a wave of nightmares about botched seating charts and drunken groomsmen. Yet that is exactly the goal of Liz Susong and Carly Romeo, the two twenty-something founders of the new feminist publication, Catalyst Wedding Magazine. They want to disrupt and revamp the image of a modern wedding, an industry that has too long been marketed to the overwhelmingly white, heterosexual, affluent and ... Read More
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