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We’re trying a new feature here at BUST.com—a roundup of the day’s biggest feminist political and pop culture news. Here’s our picks for February 9, 2018. Rachel Crooks, one of the many, many women (22 at last count) who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct, is fighting back by running for a seat in the Ohio legislature. Read about her campaign at The Guardian. This Texas teacher made a powerful—and heartwarming!—statement about representation when she came to school with the same hairstyle as one of her preschoolers....
  We’re trying a new feature here at BUST.com — a roundup of the day’s biggest feminist political and pop culture news.   Nancy Pelosi strutted her stuff on the House floor yesterday. Wearing four-inch heels, the House Minority Leader filibustered for a record setting nine hours, trying to ensure protection for Dreamers. The heels doubled her glory, which you can read about over at The Cut.  Today’s Google doodle is of German artist, Paula Modersohn-Becker, the first woman to ever paint a naked self-portrait. An influential 20th century artist, read...
We're bringing you this delicious-sounding recipe as an excerpt from Vegan Food for the Rest of Us by Ann Hodgman. The day of chocolate mousse has come and gone. But not for vegans, who haven’t been able to eat it in decades. When you serve this, you’ll find that no one will say, “Isn’t this kind of . . . dated?” It sounds slightly insulting when a recipe calls for “high-quality” chocolate. Not the kind you’d usually buy, you cheap slug. Here, though, you should go for...

Tonight, I was meant to go on a first date with a man who I met online. He seems funny, clever, kind and cute, but I’m relieved he canceled. Instead, I’ll be taking the bus home where I will cook some pasta with halloumi and chorizo and watch Insecure until I fall asleep on the sofa. My new plan is hardly exciting, let alone romantic. So why do I feel so content? It’s not because the guy no longer appeals to me — he likes “Sexy Sax...
If you’re an early riser and live in the United States, you might see something pretty cool tomorrow morning: a rare lunar eclipse known as the “Super Blood Blue Moon.” At around 5:51 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, the Earth will move in between the sun and the moon, creating a fiery, copper color in the sky —this is what we know as a blood moon. Because the moon will be closer to Earth than usual, it’ll be a supermoon, and because this is the second...
Mom always told me to listen to my gut, so when Chris and I were introduced through eHarmony’s trusted and, as advertised, scientifically validated matchmaking formula, I was immediately convinced of our compatibility, confirmed by the tickle in my stomach. It was, after all, a bit more serious than other dating sites like Tinder. His first email to me was from an airport lounge: “I can’t wait to speak with you.” Forty-eight hours later, we had our first voice conversation. Over the phone, he told me about...
  Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) announced her pregnancy on Tuesday, according to Time. This will make Duckworth, 49, the first member of the Senate to give birth while in office. The Senator and her husband, Bryan, are parents to Abigail, 3, and will welcome their second daughter this spring. “Bryan and I are thrilled that our family is getting a little bit bigger, and Abigail is ecstatic to welcome her baby sister home this spring,” said Duckworth. She also thanked both Northwestern and George Washington University hospitals for...
Published in 1861, Beeton’s Book of Household Management is perhaps one of the most famous non-fiction books to come out of the 19th century. At over one thousand pages long, it was the first publication of its kind to address all aspects of household management, covering everything from cooking and cleaning to childrearing and animal husbandry. It even includes a section on the law, providing the inquiring housewife with general information on leaseholds, the legal rights and obligations between husband and wife, and the questionable...

The myth of the "Tokyo Rose" can first be traced back to American soldiers stationed in Japan during WW2. Too far from home to be able to tune into US radio, they were at the mercy of Japanese entertainment. The Japanese quickly cottoned onto this and allowed American GIs to listen to their favourite songs…at a price. The music was introduced by the voice of a mysterious woman — she spoke English but also predicted America's fall and the imment deaths of the listening GIs. Not...

    History is full of ladies that never get the due they deserve. These ladies very much fit that bill! From freedom-fighting piracy to leading samurai armies and even straight up Game of Thrones-esque batshittery, it’s time we celebrated the mark left by these baddest bitches from history:   1. THE TANK-WIELDING BADASS: MARIYA VASILYENA OKTYABRSKAYAWhen Mariya’s husband was killed fighting in WW2, she did what any grieving widow would…Sold everything she owned, bought a tank, named it "fighting girlfriend," and set off to kill as many Nazis...