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Can The Fight for Immigrant Rights Happen In Your Living Room?

Luz has cared for Amy's young children for two years.* But after Donald Trump's election, the relationship between the two women changed. Their conversations shifted from the kids' favorite toys and bedtimes, to discussions about immigration and the …
By Alicia Menendez

Trump Is The First President In At Least A CENTURY Without A Dog

There's an old saying: If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. And with his approval numbers hovering at record lows and a chock-full year ahead, experts are weighing in on whether President Trump could benefit from a loyal, albeit furry, Firs…
By Erin Delmore

When Your Best Friend Is A DREAMer, Your Life Is Changed Forever, Too

This week, Congress will determine the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who came to the United States as minors, known as DREAMers. In September, the Trump administration announced that it was ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arr…
By Alicia Menendez

North Korea Is A Real Threat To The Winter Olympics — But Pyeongchang Has A Plan

With just a few weeks to go, South Korean officials are making moves to ensure safety and security during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang next month. Thousands of athletes and spectators will gather to take part in events just about 50 m…
By Erin Delmore

Here's What 2018 Has In Store For Trump, According To Astrology

According to the stars, 2018 is going to suck for the Trumps. Three astrologists looked at the Trump family's astrology charts for 2018 and predicted that the sun, the moon, and all the other celestial bodies are conspiring against the first family. …
By Celia Darrough

Muslim Women Have Been Leaders In Conservative Fashion Since Way Before It Was "Cool"

This story is an editorial collaboration between Bustle and Muslim Girl. Marwa Atik never meant to get into fashion. Her walls were lined with old Vogue magazines, ones she had been collecting since 8th grade. Even at that young age, she already kne…
By Fatima Najimi

How Wildfang Became The Go-To Brand For Badass Feminists Everywhere

In 2010, Emma McIlroy was working at Nike and struggling to find clothes that fit her style and her body. One day, she and her co-worker Julia Parsley decided to hit a department store and shop for new work clothes, first visiting the women's section…
By Hannah Rimm

FYI, Female Senators Have Been Fighting Sexism Way Before Franken's Scandal

Years before "Me Too" became a hashtag, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) made her name in Congress by combatting sexual misconduct within the military. Now, she's ready to lead that movement through the halls of Congress, and she's willing to hold…
By Erin Delmore

How Women Firefighters Protect Each Other On & Off The Front Lines

Whether it's a lack of maternity care resources, systemic discrimination, or outright sexual harassment, for women who are firefighters, the industry can be a hostile environment — all in addition to the danger they face when in the line of duty. How…
By Sarah Beauchamp

It's Time We All Admit That It's Cool To Buy Makeup Just For The Packaging

Sometimes, I visit the Glossier showroom when I know I'm not going to buy anything. I just like how it smells in there, like a spray of fresh roses (more specifically, like Byredo "Burning Rose"). I like the pink jumpsuits the employees wear, and the…
By Erin Mayer

Alyssa Milano Plans To Run For Office. Until Then, She’s Running On Fire.

In 2034, don't be surprised if Alyssa Milano runs for U.S. Senate. But right now, the actor and activist is fending off attacks from the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. How does a celebrity tick off the head of a massive governme…
By Alicia Menendez

What Sex And Dating Is Really Like For Women With HPV

You may think you're immune to HPV — however, if you've ever had sex, even just once, you're a candidate for it. And, it's a lot more common than you think. If there were an STI popularity contest, it would win — it's the most common STI in the Unite…
By Natalia Lusinski

Why Professors Say Trump’s Administration Is Exploiting Asian-American Students

The degree to which race should constitutionally factor into university admission policies has been tensely debated — for and against — in American history. But some professors think the current Justice Department's focus on affirmative action shows …
By Mehreen Kasana

This Is What Life Is Like When Trump Gives You A Few Months To Get Out

Lys Isma has an organic chemistry final on Wednesday. Any other week, that might be the biggest source of stress for the 22-year-old Haitian immigrant and college student, but this week, her life has been turned upside down. On Monday, the Department…
By Alicia Menendez

California Literally Changed Its Laws So That 2016 Doesn't Happen Again

More Americans live in California than in any other state, and its businesses drive the world's sixth-largest economy. Yet when it comes to presidential nominees, its residents vote dead-last. That's all about to change, as local lawmakers recently p…
By Erin Delmore

Betsey Johnson Kept Her Breast Cancer A Secret & She'd Do It Again

In a quiet hotel suite in New York City, Betsey Johnson sits cross-legged on a couch, recollecting the biggest secret she’s ever kept. The 75-year-old fashion designer picks up a tiny green grape from the fruit platter in front of her and rolls it be…
By Katie Dupere

Have We Already Forgotten Heather Heyer?

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Nearly every day since August 12, Kelsey Stephens has visited the intersection where 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed by a car in Charlottesville, Virginia. Among the dried flowers, stuffed animals and signs on the small-to…
By Erin Delmore

How The Daughter Of Sandy Hook's Principal Is Taking On Trump, 140 Characters At A Time

Erica Lafferty was sure the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took the lives of 20 children and six educators — including her mom, Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, the Principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School — would mark a turning poi…
By Erin Delmore

Shop Owners Who Sold The Las Vegas Shooter His Weapons Deny Gun Control Is The Answer

Chris Michel, the owner of Utah gun shop Dixie GunWorx, has had a hard time sleeping the last two nights. On Sunday, his wife shook him awake to tell him there'd been a mass shooting in Las Vegas. When Michel, the gun shop owner, saw the Las Vegas sh…
By Marie Solis

These Women Who've Never Orgasmed Will Make You Rethink What It Means To Have A Great Sex Life

For the month of September, Bustle’s Sex TBH package is talking about sex, honestly. We’re delving into how women approach the things they’re taught to be shy or embarrassed about in the bedroom — and, in doing so, we're liberating people to live the…
By Suzannah Weiss