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Women all over Poland went on strike to protest a bill that will completely ban abortion, even in cases or rape or incest. They effectively shut down restaurants, university classes, and access to government offices in Warsaw. Many of the protesters marched through the streets dressed in black to represent the loss of their reproductive rights, in what will forever be etched into history as “Black Monday.” The official number of protesters is unknown but it's estimated that 6 million people joined in worldwide. That's 6...
Image via Facebook This week in feel-good feminism: a 103-year-old retired schoolteacher named Ruline Steininger has cast her ballot for Hillary Clinton. Born in 1913, Steininger can remember the time before a woman’s right to vote was protected by U.S. law; she was 7 years old when the 19th Amendment was ratified. Since that historic first, she’s seen many more: the first man to set foot on the moon, the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, and the first black man to be elected president, to...
When you take a look at the entertainment industry over the last several decades, there are countless fictional characters that have caused women to question their sexuality.  Just within the past few years, straight and queer women alike have fallen for androgynous female characters such as Shane McCutcheon from The L Word, Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in The Runaways, Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and pretty much every character in Orange is the New Black. These are women who inspired...
Whether you realize it or not, you’ve spent your entire life being trained to empathize with white men. From Odysseus to Walter White, Hamlet to Bruce Wayne, James Bond to the vast majority of biopic protagonists, our art consistently makes the argument that imperfect, even outright villainous, men have an innate core of humanity. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Good art should teach us to empathize with complex people. The problem comes not from the existence of these stories about white men, but from...
To The Person Who Vandalized All BUST's Hillary Clinton Covers At The Sacramento Barnes & Noble, Fuck. You. Over the weekend, Instagram user @missmuffcake tagged us in a photo she took showing several of our Hillary Clinton issues — someone had scratched Xs over Hillary’s face in pen. She explained that she saw the issues at a Barnes & Noble in Sacramento, California, and that she bought one of the defaced issues to show support for Hillary (thanks, @missmuffcake, you are the best).   So fucking pissed. All the new issues...