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'We are officially over skinny,' London Times writer Shane Watson decrees. And by 'we,' Watson means everyone. 'Women have started to envy other women, not for their jutting hipbones and the amount of daylight visible between their thighs, but for their soft and shapely bodies,' the Times column proudly proclaims, listing the popularity of Joan on the show Mad Men, the appearance of Beth Ditto naked on the cover of the new UK magazine Love, and the fact that ... Read More

Amazon FAIL

BY Sarah J. in Feminizzle |

Amazon.com apparently hasn't gotten the memo that the culture wars are dead. They've stripped the sales rankings--and therefore, the search ratings--of books that deal with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, as well as feminist books like Full Frontal Feminism. It affects the search rankings for books. For small authors who depend on Amazon reviews and sales rankings, this is disastrous. Of course, it's also terrible for freedom of expression. ... Read More
Laurie posted a while back about the US version of this ad for the Schick Quattro, which is currently airing on TV. I don't know whether this British version of the ad is airing in the UK or if it's just intended as a hilllaaarrrious viral video, but I can tell you one thing: while it is more outrageous in it's cutesy double entendres (watch for the 'tulips on a mound' bit), I find it even more irritating than the more docile US version. This ad is aimed at women, ... Read More
This is a video of a massive instillation by the incredible female street artist SWOON and comrade Tennessee Jane Watson. Both women visited Juarez Mexico, the site of the infamous Juarez Femicide . Since 1993, about 400 women have been killed, all were young, most were raped. There are still more women that have been abducted or are missing. These crimes have never been solved and continue to this day. The subject of this piece is Silvia Elena, a 17 year old ... Read More
I have Frances Blaisdell to thank.It seems a little bizarre to me to think that the flute was ever off-limits to women, because today it's such a female-dominated instrument, but that's how it was. Women weren't really allowed anywhere in orchestral music when she was young, but she managed to play her way in and open a lot of doors.I started playing the flute when I was 9 and continued all the way through college. I haven't really played since I graduated, ... Read More
Apparently we're on some sort of reality TV bent here at BUST, because here's one more.An Oxygen TV poll reported that more women age 18 to 34 would rather win America's Next Top Model than a Nobel Prize.I think that, to get through this, I'm going to convince myself that this is the result of shoddy polling methods and a not-so-random sampling of women instead of a true measure of where the world is heading.The same poll says that 75% of women would ... Read More
Here's a real gem thanks to the Onion : ''Renowned Hoo-Ha Doctor Wins Nobel Prize For Medical Advancements Down There.''The article is hilarious. It reads just like any conversation with someone who's uncomfortable with the real words for anything in the region of the, um, lady parts.I'll spare the potentially long-winded rant about the idea that womanly bits are dirty and we shouldn't talk about them. I'll also refrain from talking about feminine hygiene ... Read More

Fox and the Cougar

BY Web Intern in Feminizzle |

Speaking of horrifying TV shows, on my way out of the subway this morning I passed an ad for The Cougar.The premise? It's a dating show where a middle-aged woman selects her favorite from a group of much younger men. It's being hosted by Vivica A Fox.I hate the whole ''cougar'' label to begin with. Why is it worthy of a title when a woman dates a much younger man but not when the opposite happens? Why is Demi Moore open to more scrutiny than Harrison ... Read More
You know how the media can't stop talking about Michelle Obamas arms? How they think it means she's 'strong-arming' her husband? how she's gonna win the arms race? how she's giving American women the right to bare arms? well, the arms themselves have decided to enter the fray of bad puns and semiotic limb deconstruction with a blog of their own. First Guns is a hilarious look at our cultural preoccupation with the First Lady's guns, in said guns' own words. From ... Read More

WAM! Wrapup

BY Sarah J. in Feminizzle |

I survived WAM! 2009. More importantly, I had a wonderful time. Meeting and connecting with women I've looked up to for years (Abby Scher , Sarah Posner , Julia Serano ) and bloggers I love (Jill, Cara and Jack from Feministe, Sally from Jump Off the Bridge, Tammy from Bitch) in a space where everyone talks to everyone and new friendships form as quickly on Twitter as they did in the halls was inspiring. Speaking of Twitter, the WAM Twitter stream can be viewed ... Read More
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