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You may or may not be familiar with the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign. If you aren’t, it was a thing on Twitter recently where people tweeted pictures of themselves or their loved ones holding signs that said why we need diverse books. However, it’s sort of lost momentum, and I don’t know about you, but I haven’t noticed a change in the literary landscape as far as representation is concerned. In fact, other than Orange is the New Black, I ... Read More
Meredith Graves, you are a woman after our own heart. First, she tore down (literally and figuratively) some misogynist posters at a semi-recent show in Dallas, Texas. Now, she’s calling out critics who judge purely on appearance (not music), promoting total body positivity, and showing us what it’s really like to be Meredith Graves in a new video with fashion blog Stylelikeu.  The video is a part of their “What’s Underneath ... Read More
Almost every twenty year old on television is white, ESPECIALLY in comedies (give or take the occasional token brown friend). Organic stories about the lives of people of color aren’t typically seen as small screen material, because COME ON, people experiencing racism in the work place? What kind of social justice bull is this?! I’m tryin’ to relax. These kinds of racist attitudes are exactly why I am stoked for Twenties, an upcoming project that is ... Read More
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
  Finally, some good news out of Washington.  Yesterday, Democratic Senators Patty Murray (WA) and Mark Udall (CO) introduced a new law in response to the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby ruling.  The Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act plans on doing just what its title suggests. It would make it illegal for any for-profit organization to deny its workers of health care guaranteed under federal law, namely ... 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
For those of you who don’t know, Tumblr is a fantastically fun place full of food, feminism, fandoms, and kittens! However, one thing Tumblr isespecially great for is allowing young artists to self-promote; they can post, share, and sell their work, all while having fun blogging. Other Tumblr users can enjoy what they blog and support their online friends by purchasing their products, be they books, paintings, custom stickers, or whatever else these ... Read More
Need to update your summer playlist? Just look to Got A Girl’s “There’s a Revolution” - no, but really. It sounds like the song for a “summer montage” in a film where everyone would be licking pink lollipops on the beach and batting around rainbow beach balls.  Their soundtrack vibe may be due to the fact that the duo met while filming Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (aka THE Ramona Flowers) met Dan “The Automator” ... 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
Lookin’ to feel like a true art connoisseur this upcoming July 17th? Jeff Koons, whose true art I consider to be his branding strategies, is turning H&M’s Fifth Avenue flagship into a mini art museum. The installation will mainly serve in collaboration to his retrospective at the Whitney, which opened on June 27th. In regards to this, Koons said the following in a press release: "The partnership with H&M was really exciting for me. The chance ... Read More
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