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Thousands of Amazon workers in Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, and England) are striking on the company’s Amazon Prime Day (today) in order to advocate for better working conditions and pay, the Observer reports. Workers say the demands set by the online shopping giant are so high that workers have to pee in bottles instead of taking bathroom breaks. Workers also say that the company discriminates against women who become pregnant or take maternity leave. Read more at the Observer. Inside The Detention Centers For...
  Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel are the co-founders and co-publishers of our beloved BUST Magazine, where they have been the Poptarts hosts’ bosses for a million years. In this episode of the podcast, we are celebrating the magazine’s 25th Anniversary by asking our boss ladies everything we ever wanted to know about BUST but were afraid to ask. var player = new MediaElementPlayer('#player-36');  About: BUST's Poptarts is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first half of each...
Riverdale ​and ​Stranger Things a​re two of the most popular TV series currently running, and Betty Cooper and Nancy Wheeler are two of the series’ most important characters. After following Betty’s and Nancy’s super sleuth storylines for two seasons now, I have a hunch of my own: the two are essentially the same character fighting the same fight—and together they’re rebranding the modern Final Girl.The Final Girl, a horror trope term coined by author and academic Carol J. Clover, is marked by her perceived moral...
Maya Smith, a hairstylist and salon owner with 25 years of experience, has created something that’s both familiar and fresh. With hip-hop-themed product names—Mousse Def texture foam, Fresh Rinse conditioner—and a colorful ’90s aesthetic (that she designed), The Doux natural hair care line inspires the same adoration as products like Let’s Jam and Blue Magic that many black women grew up using. But unlike those products, The Doux (now sold in Target!) is formulated specifically for unrelaxed hair.  “I try to create things that are special...
Althought it is no longer Pride month, it is always a good time to champions of LGBTQIA+ rights—so we're today we're telling the story of a stone cold butch babe, Stormé DeLarverie.  Stormè working security outside The Cubby Hole Stormé was sometimes known in LGBTQ circles as the "Lesbian Rosa Parks." She fought against "ugly" (her term for bigotry and hatred) for her entire life and always looked out for others. There's a Stormé coming. Stormé was born in New Orleans in 1920. Her mother was an African American...