BY Kaitlin Cole
on Sep 10, 2012
If you live in New York City and have been following the 'Free Pussy Riot!' movement as closely as we have, tonight’s the night to get involved!
Amnesty International, FreePussyRiot.org, The Voice Project, and Lombard Freid Projects have joined together for a one-night-only benefit exhibition featuring five original videos of the feminist punk collective as well as various speakers from the New York cultural community.
The ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Sep 06, 2012
During the Democratic National Convention, double-named CNN contributor Erick Erickson tweeted, "First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected." Apparently this guy doesn’t know the difference between Eve Ensler's blockbuster play and a convention full of well-spoken female politicians. (Here's a hint: the former involves a lot more mentions of clitoris and labia). To give you more evidence of this guy’s distaste for women ... Read More
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. “I think that I ... Read More
Some of you Internet users may be familiar with the ‘Idiot Nerd Girl’ meme. For those who are not, it's a meme depicting a young girl with thick plastic-framed glasses, on top of images emblazoned with a joke about what a poseur she is and how she doesn’t understand nerd culture. Examples include‘42 lolololol. Douglas Adams? Who is that? and ‘Monty Python is the funniest guy ever.'
These jokes are weak because they perpetuate the already annoying ... Read More
The passing of Sally Ride (61) yesterday prompted many to remember and celebrate her influence. The first American woman in space in 1983, Ride took her role as a role model to young women seriously, creating the Sally Ride Science foundation in 2001. The program reaches out to boys and girls to interest them in the areas of math and science, fields that fascinated a young Sally enough to make her pursue a career in physics. She died a celebrated physicist and ... Read More
In the face of the heartbreaking loss of Dan Harmon as cult-hit Community's showrunner, we can sleep peacefully knowing that there are still some pretty awesome people out there running the show, and six of them happen to be female. Recently, New York Magazine rounded up a few of these women to talk about what's new in TV. The table sat Whitney Cummings (Whitney), Nahnatchka Khan (Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23), DeAnn Heline (The Middle), Emily Spivey (Up ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Aug 16, 2011
I just love Gloria Steinem! I was given more reasons to love her last night, after watching the new HBO documentary Gloria: In Her Own Words. Gloria is the prime example of “the personal is political.” Throughout the film she offers very personal anecdotes from her life. Through her intimate accounts with the viewer, it’s almost like having a conversation, as well as a history lesson, with her in your living room. At one point she describes ... Read More
BY Libby Zay
on Nov 17, 2009
Here at BUST, we are well aware that there is no feminist dress code. But others aren't so savvy on the idea that following fashion doesn't mean you are disloyal to feminist ideals. Just yesterday a headline from the UK's Independent read 'You can be beautiful and still be a feminist.' As if that is a profound statement! We figured that one out long ago.
The article was spurred after Cambridge undergrads stripped down to their skivvies for a student magazine, ... Read More
BY Intern Sheila J
on Nov 11, 2009
Yum, yum, you know you wanna lick those candy-coated raindrops: Candy Rain, BUST crafty lady Callie Watts’ feminist porn mag (formerly known as Ligerbeat) is having a benefit party this Friday, and y’all should be there.
Come check out a performance by Ladies Circus and jam to a bevy of bands and deejays, including that BUST hottie Free Danger and Dirty Finger. Plus, there will be a Coverdude contest at 2 am, free condoms galore from No Condom No ... Read More
Last Friday, Ewan McGregor appeared on the Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson to promote his newest film, "Men Who Stare at Goats". During the interview, Craig Ferguson mentioned how McGregor has done a lot of nude scenes in his films, to which McGregor responded:
"I don't find it embarrassing. I like to do it. Women are always expected to be naked in films, but I like to try and do it so they are not naked. It's a feminist thing that I do."
Check out the video ... Read More