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If you haven't read Hanna Rosin's Atlantic piece, "The End Of Men," here's the short version–modern society has created a world better suited to stereotypically defined female skills. The sad facts she trots out include statistics on dropping levels of male enrollment at colleges and in the post-recession workforce. If you, like me, love men, it is a truly tragic read. That said, besides the title I didn't find it particularly incendiary. The same cannot be ... Read More
I found myself in the art/ photography publication section of a Borders this morning; where on the cover of Color Magazine the face of Kimiko Yoshida was discovered gazing back at me. The art nerd in me lost it to her technique: the neon green and highlighter yellow layered over a matte grey, the choice of tonal variations within a monochromatic field, the fact that somewhere in this latticed color landscape is a distinct, yet sinking, shape of a woman peering ... Read More
In a print edition of the New York Times I oddly came across last weekend, I read an article by Katherine Zoepf about a woman in Saudi Arabia who is leading a campaign called, "My Guardian Knows What's Best for Me." Simply put, all women in Saudi Arabia are accorded legal and human rights by their closest, eldest male relative. This typically goes from father to husband. And eventually to son, but that's getting ahead of the story. The point being, one ... Read More
As far as social networking sites are concerned, I often find myself somewhat of a late-in-the-game participant. I swore I'd never join Twitter, but after some coaxing from friends and a few laughs at celebrity posts, I took the plunge. One of the first people I decided to follow was Yoko Ono, because well, I think she's fascinating. Yoko's daily posts are an injection of positivity and wisdom, stemming from her many years involved in art, the peace movement, and ... Read More
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
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
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