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Feminism

When I was a kid, I was allergic to sitting still. Every day I sat in class, I felt like I had drunk an entire pot of coffee—before I even knew what caffeine was. One teacher's solution was to drape a weighted snake over my legs—a long, patchwork thing like a sock monkey—so I couldn’t stand up. Another teacher gave me a ball to bounce on, which probably would have been an appropriate outlet for my energy if it wasn’t so enjoyable that it made...
  Claudette Colvin is the civil rights revolutionary whose name you haven’t heard of, but you should know. In March 1955, 15-year-old Claudette refused to give up her bus seat for a white passenger. She was dragged off the bus and arrested. Her actions that day sparked a movement that would end bus segregation in the US. Sound familiar? That’s because it’s Rosa Parks' story. Except it happened to Claudette nine months earlier. And was then omitted from history. a newspaper clipping about Claudette's trial On March 2, 1955, Claudette...
Join us at the BUST School For Creative Living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, on Saturday, December 8th at 2:30pm for #WomensWave: What Is Feminism Today?, an intergenerational panel discussion on second- and third-wave feminism’s effect on the present movement, and how we envision the future. The panel features an incredible roster of talent including Jamia Wilson, Paola Mendoza, Blair Imani, Carol Jenkins, and BUST’s editor-in-chief Debbie Stoller. These women will surely leave you feeling empowered to use your voice and claim your space in this world....
Do you like singing vagina cupcakes? Singing knitted vaginas? Singing pit fruit? Sea shells? Coin purses? Clams? Self-love? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then why haven't you watched this ad already?! Released on November 23rd, this advertisement—produced by Swedish feminine hygiene company Libresse—has been going viral the last few days, amusing people all over with the world with its catchy song and clever everyday representations of the vulva. Honestly, as someone who, many moons ago, grew sick of the bombardment of harmful ads...
BUST School For Creative Living is taking place this December 8th and 9th at Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. There will be classes, panels, and workshops led by verious incredible and insightful people, and it will be happening alongside the BUST Craftacular, which will feature multiple independent artists, healers, and makers with their original creations for sale. This year, we're excited to announce the "Shout Your Abortion: Safe, Legal, and Absolutely Shameless" panel, which will be led by Shout Your Abortion co-founder Amelia Bonow and feature activists Joyelle Johnson,...
The BUST School For Creative Living will be taking place December 8th and 9th during the BUST Holiday Craftacular at Brooklyn Expo in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Kristen Sollée will be moderating a panel on exploring practical magic for artists and creatives (featuring Jex Blackmore, Dianca London Potts, Maheen Lemon, and Jaclyn Sheer), as well as teaching a sex and color magic workshop with Sarah Potter. The talk is on Sunday, December 9th at 2:30pm – can't wait to see you all there! Sollée is a writer, curator,...
  This is a letter to all the good men. To all the men who never assaulted a women. To all the men who love their mothers, their grandmothers, their aunties. To all the men who never drank too much in high school or touched a girl when she didn’t want to be touched. To all the men who think loving women is enough to stop women from being harmed. During the #MeToo movement, you said you tried to understand what we had been through, what danger...
French feminist author, activist, existentialist, and intellectual Simone de Beauvoir was a thinker far ahead of her time whose writing helped shape the modern women’s movement. Think you know how Simone snatched the throne? Then take the quiz! 1. Born on January 9, 1908, in Paris, Simone’s complete given name is _____.a. Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoirb. Simone Etta Palm d’Aelders de Beauvoirc. Simone Antoinette Fouque Monique Wittig de Beauvoird. Simone Sylvie Tissot Elsa Dorlin de Beavoir 2. Simone’s most famous work, The Second _____...
Kristen Sollée is a writer, curator, and educator exploring sex, art, and the occult. She will be joining us as a teacher at the BUST School For Creative Living, taking place December 8th and 9th during the BUST Craftacular Holiday at Brooklyn Expo in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Kristen will be moderating a panel on exploring practical magic for artists and creatives (featuring Jex Blackmore, Dianca London Potts, Maheen Lemon, and Jaclyn Sheer), as well as teaching a sex and color magic workshop with Sarah Potter. We can't wait to learn...
On October 8, 1929, Ellen Wilkinson, the Labour MP for Middlesbrough—commonly described as the "fiery particle"—gave a rousing speech on a visit to the Manchester, Salford and District Girls’ Club. Ellen was known for speeches that packed a punch. So it was no surprise that when talking about women in industry—hard-working, independent women—she summarised them in a pretty apt way: "The young woman who shrinkingly retired from view and distinguished herself by her love of housework, cooking and sewing lived up to an ideal that had now been...