Posted by: Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 08, 2013
In addition to the sexism that real women face everyday, it seems like virtual women have their fair share of misogyny to contend with. Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the awesome new Youtube project Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, has just released Damsel in Distress: Part 1. This video explores “how the Damsel in Distress became one of the most widely used gendered clichés in the history of gaming,” and applies a critical ... Read More
Posted by: Amy Zimmerman
on Feb 28, 2013
According to these High School Yearbook pics courtesy of BuzzFeed, Hillary Clinton was kicking extracurricular ass and rocking sophisticated gingham while you were still getting high under the bleachers. And check out that bob! Killing it, Hill.
Via ... Read More
Posted by: Katrina Pallop
on Jan 15, 2013
If you, like so many of here at BUST, are a great big fan of Downton Abbey, you're likely to have daydreamed at least once about how awesome it would be if your life were more like this excellent BBC drama. If you've ever lusted after one of Lady Mary's gowns or wondered about the etiquette behind all those carefully-placed little dinner spoons, check out this article on Buzzfeed. You'll find some fantastic suggestions for how you might go ... Read More
Posted by: Erika W. Smith
on Oct 08, 2012
Everyone hates Pinterest! News media from the Washington Post to Buzzfeed have been criticizing what Gawker called “the Mormon housewife’s image bookmarking service of choice," and all too often the criticism seems based on the fact that Pinterest is popular with women.
Last week, Buzzfeed published an article called “How Pinterest Is Killing Feminism,” arguing that Pinterest is anti-feminist because much of the ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Lilly
on Sep 04, 2012
A recent Buzzfeed list of famous women who don’t identify as feminists should instead have been called “proof that nobody understands what feminism is.”
Most of the women on the list seemed to be responding to the question “are you a rabid man-hater?” not “are you a feminist?” and/or not understand that those are two very different questions.
“I don’t think that I would consider myself a feminist,” Marissa Mayer said. ... Read More
Posted by: Bridgette Miller
on Feb 22, 2012
In keeping with today's themes of pussy power and fashion, I'd like to introduce you to a model who is making his mark on Etsy-- tiny paw prints, to be exact. Toki Nantucket is the whiskered face of CatAtelier, an Etsy shop offering "hats, accessories, and clothing for your fashion-forward feline...by a detail-oriented perfectionist cat-lover." I'm on the fence about pet accessories and have never personally dabbled in cat clothes (because ... Read More