As women and especially as teenagers, we’re continuously told to hide our bodies; our clothes are deemed too low cut and too tight, and we are asked to present ourselves in ways that satisfy and placate others.    Allison Roth is a 17-year-old woman who wore a tank top to the gym and got scolded. As a member of Planet Fitness in Waterford Township, the young woman assumed that the facility and franchise would hold true to its mission to foster a ... Read More
If you have not already seen the World Toughest Job vid floating around your news feed, take a look before you read on. It's pretty damn sweet. This video is not only a clear reminder of the undeniable love and dedication required to be a parent and mother, but it is also a lesson about women's work. Labor has historically been divided along gender lines in families; women are in charge of the the home, and men handle outside work. Of course, ... Read More
  The ladies from the Canadian magazine WORN Fashion Journal will host a talk on Wednesday May 14th at 7pm on the role of women in the publishing industry. The event is being held at The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to celebrate the release of their latest book out on Drawn and Quarterly. The discussion features BUST’s co-founder, Laurie Henzel along with other rad women in publishing such as Ayesha A. Siddiqi (the Ideas Editor at Buzzfeed), ... Read More
When we talk about Harry Potter and JK Rowling, it is largely with high praise. Rowling is a powerful female author and creator of an entire fantasy world that has inspired countless people of all ages across the globe. That's all fine and dandy, but Rachel Rostad wants to cut the shit and be the one to say what others won't, and highlight the series' lack of dynamic characters of color. Just listen to what she has to say:Omg she is such a ... Read More
Usually music festival season inspires a roller coaster of emotions: first, excitement to finally see who made the line-up, then hope that maybe I’ll actually make it this year, then the crushing, heartbreaking reality when I realize I can’t afford it (unless I don’t do anything else for the next three months of my life).   Luckily for those of you in LA, a super-affordable festival is headed your way! Brokechella, an arts and music ... Read More
5.57 inches. Yup, that's it - the average size of the male prize (erect, btw to satisfy the quick defense of "growers"). The data comes from a study that does not mince words, titled “Erect Penile Length and Circumference Dimensions of 1,661 Sexually Active Men in the United States,” which was conducted in order to cut the shit around cultural myths and number inflation, and get men to correctly measure their junk and not lie about ... Read More
The Hole, a gallery in NYC run by Kathy Grayson, features contemporary art from the world’s most interesting emerging artists in an effort to fill the hole in the downtown community. Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 12-7PM, there is plenty of time to check out Jaimie Warren's talent-packed new show That's What Friends Are For, showing now through May 4th. Jaimie Warren is a Kansas City/New York City artist, and was featured at ... Read More
The first time I walked the streets of Manhattan alone at night, I was 18 and terrified. I now know that I was walking from the West to the East village, and through one of the safest parts of the city, but at the time I was just a doe-eyed youth and non-NYC native, afraid of being kidnapped, or groped, or probably just looked at the wrong way.On that night almost four years ago, I called my best friend and made her talk to me for the entire 20 minute walk, so ... Read More
My day was just ruined by a little viral video about men learning the science of seducing women. This video isn’t about how to get to know women, or listen to what they want or need, it's about straight up TRICKING THEM INTO BEING SEXUALLY AND EMOTIONALLY DEPENDENT ON YOU. Gosh, I know that sounds like the perfect relationship for every woman everywhere! I especially love that the video credits women’s super basic DNA and uncontrollable primal ... Read More
I stumbled across Menstruation Barbie on Instagram while in a fury of feminist rage, reaching my breaking point with sorority pledges and first date live streams. My search began with a hunt for subversive Barbie art  (fav pastime!) and I am so damn thankful that I ended up with this sassy lass! Not only is Crampy Carla refreshing and sassy, her posts are encouraging and empowering to women everywhere.The mastermind behind ‘Crampy Carla’ is the ... Read More
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