Category » Feminism
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 beyond her gender expectations is Jane Goodall. 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. 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. 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 thin. 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 continued policing of women’s bodies has feminist groups in France enraged. Read More