Category » Feminism
The race for the White House has begun, and both sides are doing their best to attract female voters for their party. Democrats are riding hard on the Hillary train, knowing that she will not only perform with women but voters overall; the GOP keeps trying to get its foot in the lady door, but keeps picking complete assholes to speak on its behalf. Cue: Rand Paul. Rand Paul—in his unparalleled idiotic wisdom—said that the election of a female president would not be a huge achievement at all. Read More
In this awesome C-Span footage from 2009, Hillary Clinton responds to Rep. Christopher Smith’s question about the role of the U.S. government supporting access to safe abortion, contraception, and education on an international platform. She instantly defends the reproductive rights of women and family planning, stating: “We are now an administration that will protect the rights of women including their rights to reproductive healthcare.” Hillary also touches on the work she did as First Lady and the sorry state of reproductive health after the Bush administration. Read More
Last May, Heather Bays posted a breastfeeding selfie (now known as a #brelfie) and her Instagram account was immediately deleted. Bays complained and the account was put back up, but she didn’t stop there—and neither did women everywhere. #Brelfies became an Instagram and Twitter movement fighting for women’s rights to bare breasts, especially when it comes to actively nursing your child. The nature of a nude photograph of a woman is sexual, or sexualized. Read More
          Saint Friday is here! And so is our weekly round-up of feminist new stories: Curated just for you, BUSTies, we aim to keep you in the know while you're out changing the world (and the glitter status of your eyebrows at Primped!).  Photos of Kabul’s Littlest Skaters Totally Shredding Afghan woman aren’t allowed to ride bikes—so instead they’ve taken to skateboarding in Jessica Fulford-Dobson’s photo series “Skate Girls of Kabul. Read More
Rosie The Riveter has been a feminist icon for decades, but who really was the bandana'ed heroine? Well, she wasn’t just one woman: She was a symbol of the 60,000 who joined the workforce during WWII. When men left their jobs to enlist in the armed forces, women’s employment rose from 27% to 37%, with most of them taking on jobs in defense industries. In 1942, The Westinghouse Power Company commissioned Jay Howard Miller to create a promotional poster to boost morale amongst female employees. Read More