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Trigger Warning: slightly graphic imagery For the artist Eliza Bennett, her flesh is her medium; in embroidering her palm with thick threads, she hopes to explore the ways in which we view gender roles. Her hand, swollen and bruised by her own careful work, is titled “A Woman’s Work Is Never Done,” and her gruesomely precise handiwork serves to remind the viewer of the strife of women laborers, many of whom are paid far less than their male ... Read More
Writers hope their work will resonate with readers. There must be truthfulness permeating our work for it to connect with audiences, no matter what genre we're writing in. Fiction and nonfiction are not as disparate as some might claim. In fact, outdated historical notions that polarize "fact" and "fiction" have long been called into question and deemed erroneous by many. We understand that real life experiences necessarily shape the content of fiction just as ... Read More
  Imagine a small village in which women and girls have an unheard-of amount of power, where females bear the family name and are expected to foster their continuing bloodline. Located near the Indian boarder, this place is called Mawlynnong, and it is known as the community where “girls rule the world.”   The photographer Karolin Kluppel travelled to Mawlynnong, explored its 92 households, and documented the lives of its girls. With ... Read More
 2014 has proven to be a pretty cool and empowering year for women…so much so, that it’s kind of starting to creep me out. There have been tons of ads going around referencing the power of girls and women, and re-asserting everything we can do. I'm happy about this, buuuuut I am a little concerned about the agencies behind some of these viral videos. Are  they really 100% invested in the wellbeing of women, or are they jumping on some kind of ... Read More
  Okay, I admit it: the ABC show The Bachelor is my guilty pleasure. As I recover from a recent injury, an inordinate amount of my mostly bed-ridden time is spent thinking about the recent season of the franchise, starring Juan Pablo Galavis. And the truth is, I don't feel so guilty after watching this season.  The Bachelor typically features a group of 25 attractive (mostly white) women competing for the affections of one man, framed by the network to ... Read More
You have probably been told in the last few days to stop using the word "bossy" as a part of the Ban Bossy campaign, the product of a partnership between Lean In and Girl Scouts of America, and headed by none other than our not-so-favorite but oh-so-prominent mainstream feminist and Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg.  You do you Sandberg, but we at BUST are going to keep on keeping on with our bossy selves because we like our bossy just fine, thank you. We believe ... Read More
I’m not sure about you, but I was super psyched about the latest SNL with Host Lena Dunham and Musical Guest The National; a double win in my book. The promos for the episode - featuring Lena and Kate McKinnon - had me for-real cry-laughing. I thought I would never get over the departure of Kristen Wiig in 2012, but I think I'll be alright if this comedic genius continues. 2014 has been a pretty awesome year for Dunham: she released ... Read More
If you're anything like me, you enjoy a good quote about feminism. If you even more like me, you enjoy displaying your abrasive-t0-the-norm beliefs as loudly and as often as possible. Wicked Clothing is an online store full of nerdy, feminist goodies. I found the site when looking at this amazing self-defense cat keychain every girl/person should have:  Super awesome, right?? Well their other non-pointy stuff is great too. Spend some time browsing this ... Read More
Last week we published a post about TED's ban on abortion as a topic at TED events, including TEDWomen, where Jessica Valenti's article from The Nation was referenced and discussed. Since her article was full of goodies to really think about, we're taking a deeper look at the piece in this post.  TED Talks were first introduced to me by a college professor, and they have since provided some of my most well-spent viewing time on the internet. Spanning a ... Read More
We already know the results of this ever-Sisyphean exercise: no. Surprise, everyone! Neither Martin Scorcese, Scott Rudin (and I wanna say technically) Spike Jonze managed to make films this year in which two even vaguely compelling female characters talk to one another about something that isn't a boy. On the other hand, two other Best Picture nominated films that this snarky viewer considered problematic-re-their-female-portrayals-at-best (Dallas Buyers Club and ... Read More
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