strong women

The Reactions To This National Trust Exhibit Show Exactly Why We Still Need Feminism

Take one step inside a historical home in the UK and you'll find little female representation. This is exactly why two female artists teamed up to turn the tables and demonstrate to the public how often women have been overlooked in history. They…
By Lauren Sharkey

This Is How My Everyday Life Has Changed Since My BRCA Diagnosis

In Bustle's Braving BRCA column, writer Sara Altschule shares how her life has changed after her BRCA positive diagnosis as she prepares for a prophylactic double mastectomy. Getting back to "everyday" life after finding out I’m living with a high…
By Sara Altschule

This Is How To Support Gina Martin’s Campaign To Make Upskirting A Criminal Offence

A year ago, one woman started a campaign to make the act of upskirting illegal. This is when a person takes a photo under a woman's skirt to reveal her underwear, and although it's done without the woman's knowledge, it is still not classed as a…
By Lauren Sharkey

I've Been Harassed & Followed Home, So Yes, I Do Want Misogyny To Be A Hate Crime

There are certain things that keep me up at night; do the Spice Girls have a secret WhatsApp group planning their return to World domination? Has that top come back into stock on ASOS? Does the woman at the gym think I am pathetic for only going on…
By Alice Broster

Sorry Haters, Meghan Shut Down The Alleged Beef With This Designer In The Best Way

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are currently in the middle of their first joint tour — and royal fans have been obsessing over her outfits. On Tuesday, she made quite a statement after stepping out in a dress by Emilia Wickstead, aka, the designer…
By Lauren Sharkey

These Unnecessary Comments About Female World Cup Pundits Will Leave You Speechless

Football fan or not, you cannot avoid the World Cup. It is everywhere. The UK is sharing the broadcast coverage between the BBC and ITV Sport, meaning there are lots of opportunities for sports pundits to make a bit of coin and get a name for…
By Aoife Hanna

Desiree Linden Says This Is The One Thing She WON'T Think About During A Race

Desiree Linden is very excited to take a vacation. After becoming the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years on April 16, the 34-year-old Olympian tells Bustle she’s really looking forward to “staying up late, and [doing] all…
By Melanie Mignucci

This One Tweet From Tammy Duckworth Is A Warcry For Working Women

The first sitting senator to have a baby while in office is a pretty big deal. Even bigger, perhaps, is what she's accomplishing at the same time. On the same day that Sen. Tammy Duckworth gave birth, she also was busy at work. This tweet from…
By Joseph D. Lyons

7 Ways To Protest On Equal Pay Day If You're Sick Of Working More To Earn Less Than Men

Tuesday, April 10, also known as Equal Pay Day, symbolizes how far into the year women must work in order to make as much as men did the previous year. So yep, that essentially means women have to work much harder than men to make the same amount of…
By Sarah Friedmann

9 Books About Feminism To Read Instead Of Asking Someone To Explain It To You

It's 2018, and I'm tired of trying to explain basic things about equality to grown-ass people who have had every possible chance to learn and understand. If you're one of those people who think that feminists should be willing to drop everything and…
By Kristian Wilson

What It’s Like To Manage A Chronic Illness When You Work On Live TV

Imagine experiencing intense pain, migraines, cramping, and bloating, and then going directly on camera to interview famous sports stars like Ronda Rousey, or lead impassioned debates about March Madness. Molly Qerim, host of ESPN’s weekday morning…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

The First Black Female VP In Latin America Had A Beautiful Response To Her Election

The winner of the Costa Rican presidential election, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, trumped his conservative, anti-gay opponent with double-digit margins. But perhaps the most impressive candidate of the race was his running mate. Vice President-elect…
By Joseph D. Lyons

I'm A Latinx Muslim Woman & U.S. Citizen — And The DACA Debate Impacts Me More Than You Think

In November 2016, before I reverted to Islam, I was on a bus on my way to New York City for Thanksgiving break. I’d made the trip several times before, so I knew what to expect. I sat back and waited for all the passengers to get settled so we could…
By Breonnah Colón

6 Muslim Women Running For Office You Can Support If You Want To Elevate Diverse Voices

As a record number of women candidates hit the campaign trail in 2018, women from minority communities are joining the fight for equal representation. If you want to elevate diverse voices in American politics, there are several Muslim women running…
By Lauren Holter

Claire Foy Just Responded To 'The Crown' Pay Controversy

Earlier this month, news broke that Claire Foy was paid less than male co-star Matt Smith for her star-turn in the popular Netflix series The Crown and it stirred a significant amount of backlash online. In a March 24 interview with Entertainment…
By Mary Kate McGrath

This Woman’s Advice On Men From 1925 Is Going Viral & It’s TOO Relatable

Throughout the ages, we've counted on our grandmas to give us great advice. Learning what it takes to excel in life and overcome our challenges takes some time; our elders can offer us a wealth of understanding in an increasingly complex era, and…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

This Study About Employers’ Attitudes Toward Highly Qualified Women Will Infuriate You

I didn't get a lot of sleep last night, but nothing jolts you awake quite like the following: a recent study found that women with high grades have a harder time getting hired than men with high grades. Even worse, the study found women with…
By Rebecca Fishbein

7 Ways To Celebrate Your 30th Birthday That Are Feminist AF

Turning 30 is a pretty major milestone; it's one of those birthdays where large parties, floods of presents and many bouquets from besotted admirers seem to be in order. And as a woman and a feminist, I'm here to offer some additional 30th birthday…
By JR Thorpe

These Are The Women Artists Behind This Year’s International Women’s Day Google Doodle

Google has rolled out its International Women's Day 2018 Google Doodle — a collaboration between 12 women artists from 12 different countries around the world, available for exploring all day March 8. Each artist contributed a comic strip sharing a…
By James Loke Hale

The (Actual) History Of How Women’s History Month Came To Be

March is National Women's History Month, in which everybody from the Library of Congress to your local bookstore celebrates American women and their contribution to national history. However, the origins of Women's History Month are often…
By JR Thorpe