Yemen’s recent revolution posed many problems for the citizens of the country for many reasons, but one big problem was electricity. On some days, communities had only an hour's worth! In this darkness, people had to continue with regular life - and for some that meant studying for exams. A group of 16-year-old girls from Sanaa decided to take matters into their own hands, and find new ways to live in the light. This group of young women joined an ... Read More
Meet Lupita López, a Mexican bullfighter who is making waves as a strong, motivated woman in a sport completely dominated by men. Coming from a long line of bullfighters - her great-grandfather, grandfather, father and brother - Lupita is the only one to reach full matador status, or in her case, matadora status. Not everyone at BUST is a fan of bullfighting (it can get pretty gruesome) but Lupida herself stands for lots of things we do believe in. She ... Read More
Trigger Warning: This post contains a description of female genital mutilation.Female genital mutilation, or FGM, is a problem that resonates with women everywhere. What some people may attribute to cultural practice, a ceremony, and a rite of passage, others see as an active form of female oppression. I would agree with the latter. It is an unnecessary, violent act preformed on young women without any medical reasoning or benefits. In fact, the procedure can ... Read More
Living in the United States, it is hard to imagine what it would be like to have your rights strictly limited. We can’t fathom how it would feel if, during a peaceful protest, all forms of communication were disassembled and we were sprayed down with tear gas. We must try to place ourselves in that situation, or at least realize injustice when it is staring at us in the face. But it’s not.The human rights violations that are occurring in Istanbul, ... Read More
There's no denying that Facebook has influenced the way people think about themselves and their friends, as well as the development and maintenance of interpersonal relationships. This can be seen in the way in which people behave and what they post on their accounts - endlessly posting beachside bikini shots, photos of exotic clubs, new job promotions and even their magnificent$15 lettuce lunches. It brings me to ask a very relevant question, who really cares? And ... Read More
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