The Ugandan government has proposed a bill that will allow women to be arrested for wearing skirts above their knees in public. This proposed law, which directly targets women, isn’t entirely new to the Ugandan people. Uganda’s third President, Idi Amin 1971-1979 (who you may remember as depicted in the film The Last King of Scotland), also banned short skirts in a decree during his time in office. Currently wearing short skirts is not ... Read More
With the second series of Girls wrapped up, it's apparently time for bros to take over. The BUST office is cracking up over this new YouTube series, Bros, which spoofs Dunham's Girls, focusing instead on a group of douchey dude-friends living in Brooklyn.
The bros encounter plenty of the same difficulties as Hannah and co.--parent and career troubles, fashion disasters (our favorite quote: "It looks like you skinned a mermaid")--and some ... Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha
on Apr 05, 2013
Over-the-counter emergency contraception is now available for all! Today, the federal district court overturned the Obama administration’s age restrictions forbidding women under the age of 17 from purchasing over-the-counter emergency contraception without a prescription.
Judge Edward Korman of the District Court of Eastern New York has directed the FDA to lift the ban within 30 days, describing the previous restriction as “a strong showing of bad ... Read More
“Feminist amnesia.” This is the term Kamala Lopez uses to describe society’s current state of mind concerning women’s issues. After watching Jennifer Lee’s documentary film, Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation, which chronicles the women’s rights movement from 1963 to 1970, Lopez was struck with the question: “What good is history when nobody knows it? When it’s generally forgotten ... Read More
The word “feminist” has a carried a bad rap for years. Women often shy away from the term because they fear it carries negative, radical, and anti-male connotations. Here at BUST we try to promote the positive reality of feminism and what it actually means to be a feminist. However, feminism is once more in the negative spotlight as female celebrities are shying away from the term as well.
In the most recent issue of British Vogue, ... Read More