Picture this: You're walking alone late at night, minding your own business, when suddenly you realize you're being followed. What do you do? How about turning the corner and  pulling your skirt over your head? That's exactly what an inventor in Japan thinks women should do if they find themselves in these circumstances. Designer Aya Tsukioka's skirt can be worn by day, then turned into a (realistic?) vending-machine disguise when needed, simply by flipping ... Read More
Here at BUST, we've always been supportive of other feminists. Always. We don't hold a narrow view of what feminism means, and understand that there are different ways of being feminist. We helped promote Bitch magazine in it's earliest days. We've never trashed Ms. We've always  thought feministing.com  was a cool and important website. Alas, our other sisters in crime are not nearly as generous. In this weekend's New York Times, Jessica Valenti, editor ... Read More
Ah, Internets! You so funny. In this wonderful video, Gwen Verdon's awesome Bob Fosse dance number, "Mexican Breakfast" (??)  from some time in the 70s is given subtitles to explain what each dance move is trying to say, and it's just one of those wonderful things you can watch over and over and over again. If this doesn't make you laugh on a crabby Monday morning, you should probably go see the doctor. Check out the vid after the jump, and enjoy.   You ... Read More

Smells Like Teen Spirit

BY Vanessa in Feminizzle |

You think your high school experience sucked? Try being a teenage feminist these days. Girls who want equality are getting more crap than you can imagine, but are fighting harder than ever to have their voices heard. Eighteen-year-old Carmen Rodi reports from the trenches.Read ... Read More

The Young Ones

BY Vanessa in General |

Sporting beauty, brains, and buckets of talent, Whip It co-stars Ellen Page and Alia Shawkat are already Hollywood forces to be reckoned with, and they’re not even old enough to rent a car. Here, the on- and o! -screen best friends get candid about fame, female directors, first kisses, and much more. Read ... Read More