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  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
France is seeking to ban dressing sexy in public, because apparently policing women’s bodies is easier than checking male privilege. According to the Criminal Law of France, prostitution is legal, but there are laws against soliciting in public places. “Passive Solicitation” is the name of the new crime, according to the Mirror, and while no parameters have been set as to what kinds of clothing break the law, it is clear that the ... Read More
  Wage inequality is one of the major battles women of all backgrounds are currently fighting around the world, and Sarah Silverman is joining the fray with her new video for #Ask4More. #Ask4More is part of Levo League, with the goal of educating women and men about the history of pay inequality and how it affects women in their day-to-day lives. The organization also encourages women to negotiate their pay rates, gives them with tips and techniques, while ... Read More
Although Hillary Clinton has yet to announce her candidacy for president, early 2016 polls are indicating that the former Secretary of State has already built an impressive demographic coalition. How impressive? She has already surpassed the heights that President Barack Obama reached in 2008 and 2012.   Young Voters: Numbers show that Hillary has an incredible lead over her Republican opponents when it comes to young people between the ages 18-39. Check it ... Read More
NC Republican State Representative Pat McElraft filed an anti-choice bill claiming the focus was to primarily create jobs. Her explanation? Fewer abortions equals more "little taxpayers" which somehow helps jobs, right?  The bill triples the state's waiting period for medical care from 24 hours to 72. It requires that only an OB-GYN perform an abortion; it also keeps faculty and students at UNC Chapel Hill and East Caroline University from supervising ... Read More
Canadian women are fighting to remove the Government Sales Tax on menstruation products because according to the powers at be, tampons are more of a luxury than chocolate. Back in 1991, the Canadian government decided to remove the tax on things considered basic groceries and medical needs. Under this law, items like chocolate, pizza pockets, contacts, and incontinence items fall under this category, and are therefore not taxed. Tampons, pads, and other ... Read More
BUSTies, we hope your weekend is off to a great start. Here are some stories you may want to catch up on before you go out and celebrate.  Did you know that women own and manage breweries all around the U.S? Yup, we find that to be pretty badass too. The BomBaebs released an epic Rap Against Rape video in which they speak out about the rape culture in India. Tarynn Brumfitt is the founder of Body Image Movement and the creator of new ... Read More
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom focuses on ending war by finding its roots. This month they will be commemorating 100 years of fighting the good fight. In celebration, they will be holding a Centennial Congress at the Hague where they first organized during WWII. This will be followed by an international conference (April 27 - 29, 2015) during which WILPF's international global campaign, Women's Power to Stop War, will ... Read More
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