We’re trying a new feature here at BUST.com—a roundup of the day’s biggest feminist political and pop culture news. Here’s our picks for February 9, 2018.
Rachel Crooks, one of the many, many women (22 at last count) who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct, is fighting back by running for a seat in the Ohio legislature. Read about her campaign at The Guardian.
This Texas teacher made a powerful—and heartwarming!—statement about representation when she came to school with the same hairstyle as one of her preschoolers. Read about it at MadameNoire.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos—you know, the one who decided to rescind Obama’s sexual assault guidelines for college campuses, for which she is currently being sued by 18 states—unironically told reporters that “It’s hurtful to me when I’m criticized for not upholding the rights of students.” Laugh with us and read more at The Hill.
When a professor told this London art student to “dial down the feminism” in her work, she had the perfect response. Read the full story at Newsweek.
The New York Times Magazine just published a comprehensive look at how online porn affects teenagers—and how a class called Porn Literacy might help. Read about it here.
A former prison guard published a powerful essay about the sexual harassment she faced on the job—at the hands of her inmates. Read her story at The Marshall Project.
GabiFresh, one of our favorite plus-sized bloggers and designers, is an all-around badass in the fashion community—Vice is looking back at how she rebranded the bikini.
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Victoria Albert is a Boston-born graduate journalism student. She covers reproductive justice, health policy, and feminism, and has written for In These Times and Alternet. She tweets at @victoria_alb3.