Kristen Stewart Goes Barefoot At Cannes
The Daily Telegraph reports that Kristen Stewart, who is a judge at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, kicked off her heels yesterday in the middle of a red carpet moment. The festival has caused outrage for its a strict heels-only policy (only for women, of course) and in 2015, festival organizers have turned women away for wearing flats.
Pauley Perette Speaks Up About Assault On The Set Of NCIS
Pauley Perrette has spoken up about her departure from NCIS, claiming that she was physically assaulted multiple times. In a series of emotional tweets, she said there’s a “‘machine’ keeping me silent,” and “I'm trying to do the right thing, but maybe silence isn't the right thing.” Read more at People.
Invasion Of Privacy Charges Against Missouri Governor Dropped
NPR reports that invasion of privacy charges against Missouri governor Eric Greiten’s trial were dropped yesterday, but authorities say they will refile the case with a special prosecutor. Greiten was accused of taking a nude photo of a woman without her consent. He denies taking the photo and has issued a series of self-righteous tweets since the charges were dropped.
Uber Wakes Up From Deep Misogynistic Slumber
Quartz reports that Uber will stop requiring its US riders, drivers, or employees to arbitrate individual claims of sexual assault or harassment. Uber has been under fire for over a year after Susan Fowler, a former employee, wrote a blog post that went viral about the intense sexual harassment she dealt with while working there.
New Look Charges Plus-Size Shoppers “Fat Tax”
The BBC reports that a customer is calling out British retailer New Look for imposing a “fat tax” on plus-size shoppers. The UK fashion brand is reportedly charging 15% more for items in their plus-size line that are nearly identical to their straight-size counterparts. Some fashion people claim it’s necessary because plus-size clothing uses more fabric than straight-size, but others say higher prices are discriminatory and inherently shaming. In a statement, New Look said, "We are in the process of reviewing the pricing structure of our Plus Size collection in a way which works best for our customers and our business."
published May 15, 2018
top photo: Personal Shopper, IFC Films
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Elizabeth F. Olson is an editorial intern at BUST. She mostly writes about her experience with mental illness through a feminist lens, and sometimes she writes fiction. Find her on Instagram and Twitter.