Category » Feminism
  Its easy to feel self conscious about your body sometimes. Everybody does.  When I went up to the Toronto Comics and Art Fest, I came across Every/body in my search for comics, zines, or books that focus on gender, body issues, feminism, abuse, and similar topics.  This sweet comic/zine culture anthology is all about becoming comfortable in your own skin (even though the cover model doesn't have any). The 104-page book is filled with different authors' personal explorations of body issues. Read More
Yemen’s recent revolution posed many problems for the citizens of the country for many reasons, but one big problem was electricity. On some days, communities had only an hour's worth! In this darkness, people had to continue with regular life - and for some that meant studying for exams. A group of 16-year-old girls from Sanaa decided to take matters into their own hands, and find new ways to live in the light. Read More
  Who else is sick of seeing this sexist bullshit masquerading as tongue-in-cheek comedy all over the internet? Foodie site Bon Appetit has started a food series called Dudes Grilling Things. Grilling as a dude’s domain is nothing new, but the post stated that women couldn't grill with the boys, dig sports, or BE A FREAKING FORTUNE 500 CEO! What in the royal fuck!   Is this really what these dudes think of a lady who tries to grill?   This kind of lazy sexism isn’t edgy. Read More
The fight for gender equality in fiction lives on. For the past year, gendered book covers and the people fighting against them have highlighted the inner workings of sexism in the publishing biz. Who could forget the outcry over The Bell Jar’s 50th anniversary cover?     By the way, that cover is still featured on Google’s results page for the novel. Thanks for listening, publishers. Read More
Meet Lupita López, a Mexican bullfighter who is making waves as a strong, motivated woman in a sport completely dominated by men. Coming from a long line of bullfighters - her great-grandfather, grandfather, father and brother - Lupita is the only one to reach full matador status, or in her case, matadora status. Not everyone at BUST is a fan of bullfighting (it can get pretty gruesome) but Lupida herself stands for lots of things we do believe in. She exudes strength, determination, focus, composure and most of all, passion. Read More
If you’ve ever sold yourself short professionally, there might be more at work than you think. A new study sheds light on some of the reasons why women tend to give their colleagues more credit than they give themselves, especially when working on stereotypically masculine tasks with male co-workers. The 'Who-Me?' face is probably not your best workplace look. Read More
  It all started with a vagina. Earlier this spring, a Facebook support group directed towards moms posted a picture of an anatomically correct vulva. The group boasted a readership of around 22,000, and the image was clearly meant for education, empowerment, and advocacy. It fell in line with the other discussion topics on Motherwise – which writes about “breastfeeding, parenting issues, and birthing options,” as well as serving as a platform for discourse and community. Within three hours, the picture was taken down. Read More
Hardcore punk idol Brody Dalle has changed a lot since we first met her - the tough, in-your-face musician is now a mom and a wife - and of course, still kicking ass. She gets personal and shares it all on this Saturday's Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet. Dalle was destined to be a feminist role model, accompanying her mother to anti-Bush protests, discovering Courtney Love at age 12, and joining a feminist collective before finishing high school. She started her first band, Sourpuss, when she was thirteen and went on to front the epic punk band the Distillers. Read More
  It all started with a ‘zine. Twenty years ago, we Xeroxed and stapled BUST into existence. Since then, we’ve evolved into one of the most beloved and ballsy women’s magazines in the world, surviving and thriving through some of the most cataclysmic changes in the media landscape. Read More
They're strong. They're fierce. They're CARRYING GIANT LOGS WITH THEIR BARE HANDS. Look at these women! The Lumberjills were a crew of awesome outdoorsladies who pushed up their sleeves, pulled up their britches, and chopped wood on the U.K. countryside while men were at war. In 1942 these riveting Rosies were inaugurated into Brit forces as the Women’s Land Army and the Women’s Timber Corps. Read More