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We here at BUST, readers and bloggers alike, are well aware of rape culture and what an insidious problem it is. Unfortunately, many - including the higher-ups of university administration - are not. Many schools have egregiously mishandled cases of sexual assault, and in many cases, victims won't even come forward because of the blame they fear their college communities will lay on them.The two offenders, JaWand Blue and Alex Figueroa, both 20 year ... Read More
As recent news reports have revealed, ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a militant jihadist terror group), has been engaging in alarming attacks in Iraq. In response, Baghdad has been gearing up the defense of its capitol, with women acting as defenders.  Yes - the Badr Brigade (a 10,000 member strong Shiite militia) is readying the women of Baghdad for any impending attacks by providing them with AK-47s and training. Most of the men in Baghdad are ... Read More
The pill.  IUDs.  Spermicides.  Diaphragms.  There are many, many forms of contraception.  And, let’s be honest, they can be a total pain.  Lucky for us, even the current anti-contraceptive political climate hasn’t stopped researchers from continuing to pursue an effective, easy, and worry-free form of birth control.  MicroCHIPS is working to develop a contraceptive chip which can be activated, deactivated, and ... Read More
Everyone talks about how teen girls have rough. People just assume that puberty brings about a drop in self-esteem. Why is it that girl's are expected to and often endure such insecurities about their body image? Here are some theories as to why.Theory #1: Photoshopped images of models and celebrities in magazines and advertising! This theory is backed by Tina Fey in her book, Bossypants. To quote Fey, “I think the first real change in women’s ... Read More
The rape awareness group FORCE has recently launched a new campaign for rape awareness called The Monument Quilt.  The most important thing about The Monument Quilt is that it is a platform for survivors of rape and abuse to tell their stories. Or maybe it’s that the Quilt is community-built. Or maybe it’s that, as the survivors stitch their stories together, they embark on a healing journey with thousands of other survivors and supporters. Or ... Read More
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