This Is What Happens If You Actually Try to Burn a Bra

Welcome to Girl Dicks, a new Jezebel series in which amateur gumshoes Madeleine Davies and I investigate a variety of pressing women's issues. We're here to solve sexism, no matter how much work it takes. For our first case, we find out what happens when a couple of feminists burn their bras. » 7/30/13 12:10pm 7/30/13 12:10pm

The Truth Is, "Bra-Burning" Feminists Never Actually Burned A Bra

One would assume, since the phrase "bra-burning feminist" exists, that at some point in this nation's history a feminist famously burned a bra. Not so! NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce explains » 9/05/08 1:30pm 9/05/08 1:30pm that "bra-burning" is a myth. Oh, the women who gathered on the boardwalk to protest the Miss America pageant in 1968 to burn a…