I used to think The Onion was a real magazine when I was younger (...erm), and today the satirical news source came close to proving younger me right. Earlier today, the site published a "news" clip called “Increasing Number of Men Pressured to Accept Realistic Standards of Female Beauty,” and the piece was depressingly accurate. I know the writers are mocking how the beauty ideal controls men’s notions of how the women in their lives should look, ... Read More
I never thought I would feel empathy for a blow-up sex doll, but I was mistaken. In a new short film directed and written by Olivia Saperstein, we follow the tragic story of a plastic lady —from her emerging from a mail order box to a guy's taking shots out of her dainty plastic vagina. The doll's perspective shows us all the gritty and slimy moments of an out of control party. You know, the parts of the party you hope you don’t remember in the ... Read More
   Alas, friends – a study published today by the Women's Media Center confirms an upsetting (if not so surprising) truth: male journalists and news anchors still make up a hefty majority the big old American media engine. According to the report, “at ten of the nation's most widely circulated newspapers, men garnered 63 percent of bylines, compared to 37 percent for women.” Ouch. The study did take note of a few exceptions to the ... Read More
Mark your calendars, girls! On April 8, Ann Brashares is releasing her newest book, The Here and Now. The novel follows Prenna James, a time traveling seventeen year old who returns to the present-day in attempt to save humanity from a plague that will end all life on earth. Brashares, the author who defined a generation of girls with her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, has ventured into strange and nearly sci-fi territory with her new book — ... Read More
Being a Pagan in 2014 is weird. I can’t imagine where I’d be without the fantastic witchy bloggers I follow or the Etsy accounts that keep me in stock with my spells and crystals.  I won’t lie, I’m new to being a witch – but part of what I love about Paganism and Wicca is the rich history behind these beliefs. Recently, LIFE Magazine re-published what they've called a “strikingly weird feature” about ... Read More
The team behind the BUST Craftacular is excited for our upcoming (and brand spankin' new!) shopping event for indie fashionistas and beauty buffs: BUST Craftacular's Primped.   BUST Craftacular’s Primped is an all-day, interactive indie fashion and beauty event in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and we're looking for we're looking for amazing vendors selling vintage and handmade clothing and accessories, indie-made ... Read More
"Just Won't Do" is the softly sassy, acoustic premier track from trio Wise Girl's newest EP, Sing Me to Sleep. The band is fronted by Abby Weitz, whose pop vocals carry off Wise Girl's bubblegum rock sound perfectly. She's part Taylor Swift, part Liz Phair, and her flat-ironed hair is dyed a purply auburn. "Just Won't Do" might sound cloyingly sweet, like many other pop tunes where a female singer pines for her lover and tries to cajole him into returning her ... Read More
Waitresses are terribly under appreciated -- not only are they bombarded with demanding customers, required to work odd and varied hours, and stink like cooking after their shifts, they also rely on tips to make a living wage, as they are paid next to nothing hourly. That's why watching this endearing waitress have the best shift of her life is so satisfying. Be prepared to smile and maybe shed a few happy-tears: The Chelsea in the video is ... Read More
This one is for all the fat girls that have ever walked into a store on a mission to get at least ONE thing before they leave, knowing that the search is probably futile. For all the girls that spent four hours in a dressing room shucking shirt after dress after pair of jeans off, knowing before they even plucked the item off the rack that it probably wasn’t going to fit. For all those girls that have left a store trying their hardest to swallow the sobs ... Read More
I grew up in Tennessee. I own cowboy boots and say y’all, a lot. I have never gone hunting, but I’ve eaten tons of weird meat in cabins and enjoyed it. I also had to hustle my liberal, LGBT, feminist, atheist way through the hallways of a very conservative, religious, republican high school right in the center of the Bible belt. I remember being outraged for most of my time in Nashville. I protested when the state defunded the last remaining Planned ... Read More