BY Daisy Becerra in General on Jun 26, 2013 |
It’s a major victory for same-sex marriage supporters, believers in equality, and pretty much everyone in the human race. In a 5-4, ruling, the Supreme Court deemed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, as it was a “deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.” Here’s what you need to know about what went down:By striking down DOMA, the Supreme Court has declared that legally ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra in Boob Tube on Jun 22, 2013 |
Five illustrations of girls in blue dresses and bows appear against the white canvas. “Show me the ugly child,” says the soft-spoken woman to the young black girl barely above the table’s edge. The illustrations are an array of five different skin shades--light to dark. The little girl’s finger lightly touches the last illustration on the canvas. Her tiny hand darts back.
“And why is she the ugly child?”
“’Cause ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra in Feminizzle on Jun 19, 2013 |
Sarah Fraunfelder was about to embark on a college tour with a group of other high school students when it happened. According to the 15-year-old, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer at the security checkpoint in LAX glared, mumbled, and then said, “You’re only fifteen, COVER YOURSELF!” after she inquired about his hostile behavior.
Shaken up, Sarah texted her father, Boing Boing blog co-founder Mark Fraunfelder, who recounted ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra in Feminizzle on Jun 18, 2013 |
(Of all time!)
When the web gives us wonders like Feminist Ryan Gosling, Feminist Harry Potter, and now the ultra-viral Feminist Taylor Swift account, it seems like the whole cyberverse explodes—and for good reason. Feminist Taylor Swift is probably my favorite parody to come out this year, and it’s all thanks to Brown University student Clara Beyer, whose quest for lyrical justice began like most movements: out of frustration.
As both a fan and ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra in General on Jun 17, 2013 |
Here at BUST, we strive to give you the latest in feminist news, pop culture, and, of course, baby animals. Because we all know the world would be a darker place without them.
Today we’ve got a whole new load of photos from my new favorite species. Meerkat siblings Fips and Luck were born on April 23 at Aachen Zoo in western Germany and were unfortunately rejected by their mother. The zoo staff has since been dedicated to the cuddly twosome as their ... Read More