Today in awkward slut-shamey advice, Beijing officials are telling women to shield themselves with newspapers in order to avoid sexual harassment.  The cops gave out this hot tip now because of China’s rising summer temperatures – they know that logically, people will be wearing fewer layers and shorter clothes to beat the heat. And police brains often seem to think that shorter clothes = more harassment = under a woman’s control, so lo and behold; it’s yet another case of body-policing police. Read More
It’s finally summertime! Looking for the kind of fun you can have without sweating your tanned little booty off? BUST hand-picked a crop of movies we'll be watching from that sweet, sweet movie theater air conditioning - without stressing about which character will make the next sexist dig. We know that dick flicks usually dominate the summer movie scene, but 2013 is another good year for the ladies. Read More
So exciting! Cody Tubman is her high school’s first ever transgender prom queen, crowned by classmates in Middleborough, Massachusetts. Does anyone else wish they went to Middleborough High? Cody came out as transgender in her freshman year, and she stopped wearing boys’ clothes the year after that. Her mama was loving and supportive from the start, her school was down with her using the girls’ washrooms, and Cody says most of her classmates really accepted her for being herself. Read More
Should we take away this woman’s camera, or…? Wowza. Jill Greenberg calls herself “The Manipulator.” For her exhibit and book "End Times," she armed herself with lollipops and tempted children into making these terribly exquisite faces of absolute despair! Who knew making great art was as simple as literally taking candy from a baby? Look at these goobers!   Not everyone loves Greenberg’s tactics for getting these shots, but the subject matter (children in pain) is purposely politicized. Read More
Ring the alarm! Can you believe this? Somebody smacked Beyonce’s Bey-hind while she was performing in Copenhagen. Yes, a complete douchebag reached his hand out from Beyonce’s audience and slapped her on the butt. Dude, what were you thinking?! Beyonce’s ass is Beyonce’s ass. No matter how much you spent on your concert ticket, you cannot buy the right to touch her bootylicious self. Or anybody’s self for that matter, bootylicious or otherwise, unless they give their permission. The magic word is CONSENT. If you ain’t got it, you can’t touch it. Read More
Sad news: Debbie Martin, Angelina Jolie’s maternal aunt, died this Sunday after a nine-year battle with breast cancer. This comes less than two weeks after Angelina’s breast cancer story rocked the world and sparked widespread talks about the disease and its treatment options. Debbie was the younger sister of Angelina’s mother, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007. All three women carried the “faulty” BRCA1 gene that Angelina describes in her now famous New York Times Op-Ed. Read More
Hey girl. The Beautiful Cervix Project wants you to know you’re beautiful on the inside. Way, way in. The project uses workshops and toolkits to help women explore the deepest parts of their vaginas, all to show them how “beautiful” their cervixes are. The official website is packed with info about the mighty cervix and the joys of examining it. First question: do we really need to see that? Errrr nope, no we do not. Read More
If two trains are heading to the same destination at 60 miles per hour, and x = zero, what is your cup size? School just got a little more exciting in Derby, England, where 11 year olds will soon be taught “bra fitting” alongside math and science in their yearly curriculums. Derby High School will give this essential know-how to its classes of preteen students starting next year. Led by Mrs. Karan Hopkinson, girls will be taught how to properly measure themselves, find their sizes, and choose bras that offer the support they should have based on their unique needs. Read More
  Wait - what?! It's awful but true - a case is moving through Mississippi’s court system that could set precedent for pregnant women to be jailed for their own miscarriages or stillbirths. The case is Nina Bukhalter’s. She took meth while she was pregnant, and her baby girl died at two months old due to issues with the substance withdrawal. Now Nina is on trial for her daughter’s death. The courts are calling it manslaughter, and that is a big problem. Read More
  Breaking news: Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina was just denied parole, for the second time since the band's initial arrest. This comes after she declared a hunger strike yesterday in protest of unfair treatment by the Russian court system. Maria wasn't allowed to attend her own hearing in person - she was told to watch it via video link from her prison colony, which she said violated her rights. Have you had enough of the Russian government's bullshit? Sir Paul McCartney has. Read More
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