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28-year-old Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won Tuesday night’s election against Democrat Joe Crowley on a progressive, anti-establishment platform, advocating issues including Medicare for all, abolishment of ICE, and rejection of corporate funding of political affairs. We were honored to have Ocasio-Cortez speak at the BUST Holiday Craftacular in December (photo above). Read more about her victory at BuzzFeed. Border Agent Threatens Immigrant With Daughter’s Adoption While seeking asylum in the US, an immigrant woman crossing the Rio Grande was told by a border agent that if she...
  Terry Crews has previously spoken out about having also been affected by the “cult of toxic masculinity” in Hollywood. He joined the #MeToo movement, speaking out about being groped by a Hollywood agent and adding his voice in the call for sexual assault survivors' rights. (You can read more in the BUST interview from our April/May 2018 print issue.) Yesterday, Crews gave a testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing for the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights. This bill is supposed to provide...
By the end of the Victorian era, some women were beginning to recognize the advantages of marrying a little later in life, after one had gained a modicum of maturity and life experience. In fact, according to a report in the April 19, 1901 edition of the Islington Gazette, “a spinster bride of forty is becoming more and more frequent, especially in high society.” The Gazette attributes this as much to cosmetics as to changing societal norms, stating: “For some reason the look of youthful freshness...
This Pride Month, we're celebrating LGBTQ musicians and artists who inspire us. Check out these 7 musicians to find your next queer anthem! Tegan and Sara Tegan and Sara, the twin sisters that created your favorite hits like “Closer” and even “Everything is AWESOME!!!” from The LEGO Movie, have been open about their queer identity since they debuted on the music scene in 1998. In addition to penning LGBTQ anthems such as “Boyfriend,” the sisters have started their own eponymous foundation that is dedicated to awareness...
Women make up only 19 percent of the House and 21 percent of the Senate, but hopefully in 2018, that is going to change. Unprecedented numbers of women are running for public office, and at 31 years old, Lauren Underwood is the youngest Black woman seeking a position in congress. She is running for US House of Representatives in Illinois 14th congressional district, a primarily white and Republican district. On March 20th, Underwood beat out six middle-aged white men and became the first woman to receive...