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Trigger warning: Triggering language and discussion of rape to follow. Last week I read news of another rape scandal hitting a big university. This time, however, it hit a little closer to home. My alma mater, The University of Colorado at Boulder, has come up in the news again. This time it isn't about weed on campus or Pac-12 football...This time it is about Title IX violation and covering up the culture of rape on the American College Campus. I know that my experience of rape culture...
No snark this morning. Just sadness. Below is a video of a little girl from Yemen named Nada Al-Ahdal, who threatens to commit suicide if her parents force her to get married. Yeah, seriously.  “What about the innocence of childhood,” she asks, as my heart sinks into my stomach. “I would have no life, no education. Don’t they have any compassion?” She says. It's heavy stuff. And then it gets worse. She recounts the story of an aunt who was forced to get married at 14, and ended up...
  Crazy talented singer-songwriter Casey Dinkin is releasing her debut album, Right Now For Now on July 28th, and boy, has she earned her stripes. Her "catchy…clever songs" (Times Union) meld soul, pop and folk influences into a soulful, melodic sound that has captured a devoted fan base. Through a successful Kickstarter campaign, they raised $10,000 in order to make this album happen, and that's a lot of love.  Since then Dinkin has been featured on NPR and has made her mark performing all over NYC, sharing...
BUST is proud to present Ladies Represent! in conjunction with the Superchief Gallery at Culturefix on the Lower East Side. The show will run from August 13 - 18 and will feature works from some of our favorite female artists, including: Beth Hoeckel, Dame Darcy, E.V. Day, Caroline Hwang, Veronica Ibarra, Alexis Mabry,Laura McMillian, Claw Money,  Kembra Pfahler, Martha Rich,Beatrice Schleyer, Lauren Silberman, Heather Vernon,Jaimie Warren, Amy Watanabe, Esther Pearl Watson,Martynka Wawrzyniak, Sarah Wilmer, Swoon, Twiggs. Be sure to come out to the opening night party on...
What’s in a name? Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet were able to forsake their last names for love. But Romeo and Juliet were idiots. What does it actually mean, in a 21st century context, to trade in your last name for your spouse’s? According to a new study (conducted by observing Facebook analytics, of all things) about a third of women who marry in their 20's choose to retain their original last name. This is a considerably larger percentage than women who...