BY Maggie Carr
on Oct 01, 2012
Not too long ago, the BUST Blog covered a New York woman’s efforts to re-vamp Verizon’s cancellation policies for domestic violence survivors.
Almost 200,000 signatures later, her petition was successful!
Today, as part of its annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Verizon is implementing some brand-new policy changes to better assist victims of partner violence. Customer service reps now have specific protocol for assisting survivors with contract cancellation—and even better, can connect them with the resources they need to stay safe and start anew. Read More
Something I can get behind: a man critically evaluating how society views traditional “manhood” and how this limiting perspective is affecting women all over the world.
Tony Porter is a co-founder of A Call to Men, an organization that works to end violence against women by promoting healthier attitudes about masculinity. Porter and his co-founder Ted Bunch have spread the message of A Call to Men everywhere from the NFL to West Point to the U.N. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Sep 26, 2012
Eve Ensler is a total rock star.
She’s best known for writing and starring in the groundbreaking play The Vagina Monologues—heck, even your grandparents have probably heard of it. Not being one to rest on her laurels, she founded a nonprofit, V-Day, that combats the epidemic (and yes, folks, it is an epidemic) of sexual and domestic violence happening all around the world. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Sep 25, 2012
Everyone with a brain and a heart knows that Gloria Steinem is a brilliant, confident, and powerful woman--which is why Rush Limbaugh, who clearly lacks both of these vital organs, “has been calling [Steinem] a 'feminazi' for decades,” as she put it in an awesome short video produced by Open Road Media.
“It would be interesting to know how he got that way,” Steinem said, referring to Limbaugh. “I always wonder what happened to him. What made him think that there always has to be a hierarchy? That people can’t be linked instead of ranked. Read More
Every year, an estimated 10 million girls under the age of 18 are forcibly married. It's a scary statistic--child brides are far more likely to experience domestic violence, birth complications, and sexually transmitted infections.
The Elders, an independent group of global leaders headed by Nelson Mandela, is working to unite human-rights organizations across the globe to help end child marriage. Read More