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While Steubenville showed the world the dark undercurrent of social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, it's not the first recorded case of cyber bullying, and it certainly won't be the last. In fact, Internet victim bullying and hateful twitter campaigns seem to be the new normal, as evidenced by the sexual assault case currently unfolding in Torrington, Connecticut. The case surrounds two 18-year-old football players (and one unidentified ... Read More
Are you sick of talking about Jon Hamm’s penis yet? Me neither, but we should probably take a sec to discuss Amanda Bynes’ vagina. Last Friday, Bynes stepped up her girl-gone-wild game, announcing to the twitterverse “I want Drake to murder my vagina.” Since then the Internet’s been bugging out, trying to dissect the former child star’s actions and figure out what the hell is going on. Was the tweet a cry for help, a bold ... Read More
Though the Steubenville verdict was announced just two days ago, it seems that this story is still not over.  Two teenage girls have now been charged for using Facebook and Twitter to threaten the life of the 16 year old victim of the Steubenville rape case.   The two girls, aged 16 and 15, are appearing before a juvenile court judge in Steubenville today. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine stated in response, “Let me be clear, threatening a ... Read More
There are three major things we’ve been talking about at BUST re: The Oscars—Anne Hathaway’s nipples, Jennifer Lawrence’s wonderfully goofy presser, and “that tweet”. You know, the one that satirical news purveyor The Onion sent out the night of the awards, regarding Quvenzhané Wallis. I’ll refrain from repeating it because one, you’ve probably already seen it and two, it makes me feel icky. But check it ... Read More
Perhaps the most remarkable part of this week’s episode of Girls was the insane backlash that it immediately sparked on the internet. The credits hadn’t even begun to roll when trolls came out of the digital woodwork to hate on the fact that Lena Dunham’s character Hannah managed to bag herself a mega-hottie like Patrick Wilson’s Joshua.  Commenters were outraged by Dunham's audacity, crying that someone as attractive as Patrick Wilson ... Read More
Because  it's Friday, and women ARE funny, and Twitter's cool and everybody's doing it! @unfoRETTAbleYou know that thing where you buy the boxed set of a TV show and then watch it all in a row? Retta basically does that thing professionally, and then tweets about it (when she's not busy killing it as Donna Meagle on Parks & Recreation). From The Mindy Project to Homeland and everything (literally everything) in between, Retta is very ... Read More
There’s been a lot of talk lately about Internet bullying and the damaging effects it has on those who are targeted. Remember the story of Amanda Todd, the teen who committed suicide in October after years of constant online and physical shaming? Google “teen commits suicide after online bullying” and you will get over 4.5 million hits--a staggering amount. That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to damage done to people of any age ... Read More
  Well, hello, lovelies! We hope you've emerged from Hurricane Sandy all safe and sound. Between the NYC subway shutdown and tons of power loss in New York and beyond, it’s gonna be a little more difficult to get posts up today on the BUST Blog—so please bear with us. I can’t venture far out of my neighborhood due to the (supa scary) subway situation, so I’m just trying to enjoy the heck out of this random staycation. If you’re ... Read More
It’s that time of election year again: the time for presidential debates. The debates may have you screaming angrily at your TV screen, but they can also be hilarious, especially if you keep Twitter and Tumblr open while you watch. From Biden’s “Malarkey!” to Romney’s binders full of women, here are the top 10 memes from the past three presidential and vice presidential debates:  10. Badass Moderator Martha Raddatz Martha ... Read More
Sick of people assuming that successful women must have slept their way to the top? You’re not alone. Freelance writer Andrew Goldman, who writes the “Talk” Q&A column in The New York Times Magazine, recently asked The Birds star Tippi Hedren if she considered sleeping her way to the top. In any context, this is a pretty offensive question, but it may be especially so here. Goldman was interviewing Hedren about an upcoming biopic based on her ... Read More