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Memorial Day, the first true warm-weather holiday in months, is a great excuse for an outdoor party or picnic. Head out into the sun with some friends and a few of these delicious dishes—they won’t disappoint! 1. Strawberry Country Cake Festive red and white, this cake is layers and layers of SO GOOD. Recipe here.   2. Vegan Macaroni Salad A tangy, tasty, simple picnic staple, vegan-friendly. Recipe here. 3. Avocado Egg Rolls With ... Read More
The problem of sexual assaults on college campuses is prominent in the media, and unfortunately, it's for good reason. A new study conducted by researchers at Brown and Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine found that 18.6 percent of freshmen women at an unnamed college in upstate NY are survivors of an attempted or completed rape. This brings new light to the commonly used statistic that 1 in 5 college women experience sexual assault. ... Read More
Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and we know you wanna head to the closest possible water world. Whether you’ll be playing on the beach or pool-side sunning, you’re probably wondering what to wear. We think the distinction of size "others" people and marginalizes fatness, which is not fair. Fat-kini, skini-kini, whatever-kini —love your body and dress it in the lycra style that suits you best! All bodies and all kinis are created equal. So ... Read More
Representation matters—even in your iPhone’s Emoji inventory. Recently, the Emoji app incorporated more people of different skin tones, but their options for women are still lacking.  MAKERS, an organization that aims to create the largest-ever collection of women’s stories, made the call for “Femojis” in a blog post yesterday. They commented on why Apple's new Emoji "diversity" still leaves much to be desired: “While this ... Read More
We’ve been expecting the Amy Winehouse documentary for a while now. Its creation was announced, trailers were released, and all the while we’ve been yelling, “are we there yet?!” Well, we have some good news, BUSTIEs: we got what we wished for! Asif Kapadia’s Amy was played for some very lucky pairs of eyes at The Cannes Film Festival this past week and selected to potentially win the Palme d’Or award. We can’t wait until ... Read More
In an interview with Ellen Degeneres, superbabe Melissa McCarthy explains how she engaged with a critic at the Toronto Film Festival who told her she “really looked bad” in her most recent film. She responded kindly and wisely, causing the critic to step back and reconsider. “I just think we tear down women in this country for all these superficial reasons,” McCarthy says. “And women are so great, and so strong.” Check out the ... Read More
As a Columbia University sophomore, Emma Sulkowicz was sexually assaulted in her dorm room. Now a senior, she has carried the mattress she was raped on to classes and appointments as a part of her thesis, entitled "Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)," after the university failed to take legal action against her attacker. On Tuesday, Sulkowicz carried the mattress to Columbia’s graduation ceremony amidst cheers and applause. Sulkowicz has been drawing ... Read More
According to one of the most unsettling, and relentless, social norms, a woman's value is directly proportionate to her physical beauty. It’s the idea that if we don’t meet outdated physical standards- namely small, petite, dainty, meek—then we become invisible. If we are too fat, too tall, too masculine, too loud, too bold, or if we claim empowerment and visibility on our own terms, then society wants to look away. Luckily, there are growing ... Read More
As far as meme-worthy flubs go, Mitt Romney’s “Binders Full of Women” moment was pretty much the crème de la crème. Inspiring a multitude of glorious homemade Halloween costumes, not to mention the EPIC Tumblr account, it has unfortunately gathered a bit of dust in the sphere of popular culture. But fear not, for there is plenty of misogyny and covert sexism to fill the binder-shaped void. If you, as a well-informed and media-savvy ... Read More
The star-studded Cannes Film Festival has found itself in hot water after reportedly turning away female attendees for the film Carol (ironically, a film full of feminist topics) wearing flats instead of heels on the red carpet. Many actors have spoken out against this archaic standard, most notably Emily Blunt during a press conference for her new film, Sicaro, in which she plays a badass FBI agent.  “That’s very disappointing,” Blunt said ... Read More
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