5 Feminist News Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

by Elizabeth Kiefer

Happy Friday BUSTies! It was a fairly quiet week in our neck of the woods (with the exception of a possible snowpocalypse that turned out to be more of a mini-blizzard). Following last’s weeks eleventh hour abortion restriction bill, we’re actually a little glad to have a slightly slower news week. Any time period where women’s rights aren’t institutionally pared down goes on the good pile, in our books.


So what did happen that you may have missed? Well…


1. Tess Munster—a Mississippi native who was bullied about her weight in her youth, was signed to a modeling contract at MiLK. Why does that matter? Because Munster is 5’5″ and wears a size 22. Beauty standard BUST. Read the story.


2. ‘Ghost Busters’ is getting a remake starring ALL OUR FAVORITE LADIES. After a couple rough weeks of Hollywood showing its true colors when it comes to gender inequity, this one was a win. Read the story.


3. Remember when you needed credentials to edit mass-consumed content? Well, now you don’t need them but you DO have to have an unbalanced sense of justice (as well as a tendency towards revisionist history): Five feminists were banned from editing the Wikipedia entries for Gamergate. We just. Sigh. Read the story 

4. Sarah Palin is “seriously” entertaining another presidential bid. This is … not good. But also not serious, because how could it possibly be? Read the story.


5. Newsweek released a controversial cover featuring a lady with a cursor up her skirt. We’re not sure which is worse: The illustration or the fact that women are still a disrespected minority in Silicon Valley. Either way, super lame. Read the story.


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