I never thought getting arrested would be a positive, or preferred, outcome of any given situation, but according to these protesters, it was a relief.   Last week FEMEN activists took to a mosque in Stockholm to protest the sharia, or Islamic moral code, in Egypt. These women donned long, black robes and shed them at Stockholm’s central mosque. Phrases like, “My body is mine, not somebody’s honor” and “Gender equality” were ... Read More
Well I never thought I’d see the day. An Obama-Bush combo. But it's happening now with these ladies over in Tanzania. Michelle Obama and Laura Bush are opening a summit aimed towards promoting women’s health in and the well-being of Africa. Michelle, while visiting Tanzania during the Obama African tour, met up with ex-First Lady Laura to open up the African First Ladies Summit in Dar Es Salaam.   The strange Obama-Bush pairing emphasizes how ... Read More
  Who you gonna call? Filibuster! Or Kristen Schaal, because this woman is a filibustering machine. Last night's Daily Show had Kristen satirically riffing the most prominent women in Texas this week - Wendy Davis and Jodie Laubenberg. Schaal didn’t equate Laubenberg to Davis, but proclaimed that Laubenberg was hands down more impressive! Say what?     Equipped with her hot pink Mizuno Wave Riders, a portable bathroom, and a chest ... Read More
  Civil rights, you're doing it wrong. The Supreme Court has decided to strike down sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 - taking some major steps backwards for fair democracy in our country. The Act was made to protect the minority vote and was a huge victory for the Civil Rights Movement in the '60s. All states run their own elections; that’s part of the deal, but the federal government provides the guidelines to do so via the VRA. Now those ... Read More
  Women’s position in Egyptian society has become so dire that they are disappearing from the public sphere just so they don’t have to deal with men. The sexual harassment and assault that occurs everyday has dramatically increased within the past year, most likely due to interior instability. After the Arab Spring, Egypt has really been in political and social limbo, and the women are suffering most of all - an environment with an undercurrent of ... Read More
Who knew our favorite feminist author was so into DIY culture? Woolf collab'd with her newphews, Julian and Quentin Bell, to create a self-published family newspaper. What started as charming words and illustrations developed into The Charleston Bulletin, a series of publications about happenings and events in the household. They mainly consisted of stories and sketches that use wit and a critical eye to talk about the goings-on within the family. The ... Read More
After 30 years,  photographer and professor Christine Osinski has finally discovered a way to print the gorgeous images she shot back on Staten Island. She photographed in NYC in the 1970s and 80s until she and her husband got pushed out of their lower Manhattan apartment so the landlord could flip it (sound familiar?). Osinski was looking to buy a place so this wouldn't happen again, which inspired their move to Staten Island. Osinski attributes Staten ... Read More
Want to keep rape fantasies off the radio? Don't tell Tyler, the Creator, unless you're ready to be called a "fucking whore dyke." That's the message he's broadcasting to the world lately. After an Australian woman named Talitha Stone criticized the rapper for rhyming about his hateful, necrophilia-inspired rape fantasies, Tyler and a slew of his fans verbally attacked and threatened her. Tyler then called her out during an (all-ages!) performance saying, ... 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. This group of young women joined an ... 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 ... Read More
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