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In January 1818, on the second page of a small Irish newspaper, was a brief article with the sensational headline: “Projected Divorce in High Life.”  This case, which would soon become notorious in both England and France, was not, in fact, a divorce. It was an action for criminal conversation—a tort, long extinct, in which an aggrieved husband could make a claim for damages against the lover of his adulterous spouse.  These sorts of cases were always deliciously scandalous, and none more so than that...
Congratulations, Tammy Duckworth! Tammy Duckworth’s office announced that the Illinois senator’s daughter, Maile Pearl, was born yesterday—making Duckworth the first senator to give birth while in office. Though she served in the House of Representatives when she gave birth to her first daughter, Abigail, in 2014, Duckworth took maternity leave. This time, CNN reports, Duckworth was determined to stay in D.C. in case she needed to vote. Read more on CNN Politics. F.B.I. Raids Trump’s Lawyer’s Office Yesterday morning, F.B.I. agents raided Trump’s longtime confidant and lawyer...
McWomen’s Day, Anyone? To celebrate International Women’s Day, McDonald’s took an interesting stand against the patriarchy by turning the trademark golden arches upside down at a location in Lynwood, California, and all over social media. Toygar Bazarkaya, the chief creative officer of the agency that helped pioneer the idea, said that it is “as simple as it is bold” in a statement. Many people are rightfully criticizing the company for celebrating women through a bizarre performative campaign instead of, you know, providing change and support for...
  If you’re in New York and feeling crafty, we’ve got you covered on February 9 at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave). Following a successful event last November, Dusty Rose Vintage is presenting a rendition of Our Damn Selves, the store’s independent business marketplace that aims to raise funds for important causes while promoting local artists and retailers. Last year, the fundraiser benefited Planned Parenthood, but this year’s focus is on queer advocacy and fighting homelessness. The entry fee is $3, and all money raised will go...

  If you’ve been following BUST closely, you may notice that we’re currently re-sharing our most popular posts of 2017 on social media. We’ve decided to bring them to you in a post as well. We were excited to see that many of our most popular posts were about politics and activism, as well as what not to put in your vagina (seriously, keep away from the glitter!). And now, without further ado, our most popular posts of 2017: 15. "Unicornland": A Webseries About Polyamory That...
  If you’re like me, then you want hibernate through the entire holiday season and avoid images of burly men with white beards at all costs. With Christmas right around the corner, however, and in honor de-emphasizing men in our holiday iconography, here’s a list of women that you may consider celebrating (or hiding from) instead of St. Nick:   Photo via Pexel 1. La Befana Similar to Santa, but way better because she’s a woman, La Befana is an Italian Christmas witch. During the Feast of the Epiphany —...
  This weekend at the Brooklyn Expo Center, the BUST Holiday Craftacular—along with the brand-new BUST School for Creative Living—will make all of your crafty feminist dreams come true with a plethora of speakers, musicians, teachers, vendors, and everyone in between. Tickets are still on sale for individual workshops and performances, but we’ve also got day passes and several awesome events for no cost at all. Here are just seven of BUST’s top picks you won’t want to miss this weekend. Check ’em out: 1. Amber Tamblyn’s Sunday talk...
  This year, BUST’s annual Brooklyn Craftacular will feature the BUST School for Creative Living, a catalog of over a hundred crafting and wellness workshops, panels and talks with established writers and activists, and a lineup of kickass female-fronted bands and artists. The two-day celebration will take place at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint this weekend, December 9th and 10th. On Saturday, memoirist and New York Times contributor Lindy West, #ShoutYourAbortion Founding Director Amelia Bonow, and artist Poppy Liu will discuss Storytelling as Activism, and the...
The holiday season is upon us all, and for better or worse, there is no way to put it off any longer. You know what we're talking about: the inevitable, sometimes tedious and tense, stress that is gift shopping. And following that comes the art of wrapping, which in recent years seems to have become an prestigious competition in its very own creative league.  But don't worry, this holiday season, your BFFs', older cousins', and maybe even your cool and somewhat out-there aunt's gifts will have...
 Once a year, the canyon spirit of Southern California comes into full bloom in the form of Mercado Sagrado. The Mercado draws together like-minded individuals, lovers of the earth, spirit questers and those seeking a way to express their joy while focusing on developing a more beautiful, insightful, and deliberate way of living. The two day lifestyle fair takes place annually, nestled deep in the canyons of Malibu. The attendees enjoy a free spirit and fresh air in a secluded area that tourists rarely find. The...