5 Feminist News Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

by Olivia Harrison

Happy Friday BUSTies! It’s officially the weekend, and we know you deserve a treat after a week of kicking ass. So, here are some of this week’s feminist new stories to catch up on while you unwind with a few cocktails or an entire pizza, whatever strikes your fancy ‘cause it’s the freakin’ weekend.


‘Mad Max’ Wouldn’t Have Been Possible Without This Badass Woman

Mad Max: Fury Road is an incredible feminist spectacle of an action film, and it was made possible in part by Dayna Grant, the stunt double for Charlize Theron’s character. In an interview for Playboy with Bust contributor Jenni Miller, Grant talks honestly about the grueling film process. We think Dayna Grant is the true action hero of this story.

#FirstHarassed Is Gathering The Stories Of Catcalls From Around The Globe

Badass Twitter activist Mikki Kendall created the hashtag #FirstHarassed to open up the conversation about when women first begin to experience sexual harassment. Unsurprisingly, the phrase quickly went viral; also unsurprisingly, harassment starts early for most girls. This (mostly) supportive online gathering of women reminds us that street harassment isn’t just happening to our sisters and friends every day, but also to the children in our lives. 

The Evolution Of The American Bra

We have been binding our busts since ancient times, but the brassiere has gone through some drastic changes since then.  This article takes you through several bust-binding trends from ancient Greece’s linen bands to modern boob ornaments.  It’s interesting to explore some historical context before the next time you bind those puppies up.

Laverne Cox Shares Her Thoughts On Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair Cover

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past week, you’ve most likely heard about Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover.  But, have you heard what actress, advocate, and BUST cover girl Laverne Cox had to say on the matter? In a beautiful post on her personal Tumblr, she saluted Jenner’s bravery, character, and beauty — on the inside and out. Cox echoed commenters’ praise, love, and support for Jenner, while also adding her own perspective on the cis-normative beauty standards perpetuated by the media.

No Tampon? No Problem. Thinx Underwear Is Made For Your Period Days

THINX has invented a product to finally put an end to the madness of maxi pads and pantiliners and the constant worry over leaks.  Now there’s a special underwear designed either to be a back up for tampons and menstrual cups or replace them entirely.  THINX CEO Miki Agrawal told us, “Our goal is to change the cultural around the time of month.” Keep up the good work THINX!

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