BY Katie Fustich in Sexy on Oct 28, 2013 |
If you haven't heard of Tinder, a "dating" app for the iPhone, you are probably lying and swiping through your matches right now. It seems like everyone and their grandma (literally...Hi Rhonda, 64) is a part of this bizarre craze. And until recently, I had vowed to be a part of the 1% (mostly just consisting of the Amish) who abstained from checking out dudes on my iPhone.
It wasn't the prospect of "virtual" dating that spooked me. Rather, I firmly believe ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Feminizzle on Oct 11, 2013 |
Ahh Wikipedia...truly my oldest and most treasured childhood friend. Without ye, so many A- papers would be mere C+’s...So many useless facts would remain unknown...Truly a bleak world would exist if not for Wikipedia. Yet, statistics show that less than 15% of Wikipedia contributors are female. Could it be that my heart and soul has been devoted the most patriarchal website of them all?! Say it ain’t so!
The debate on why such a huge gender gap exists ... Read More
Glasgow based band Chvrches. Singer Lauren Mayberry is pictured center.
Female musicians have always been forced to put up with all sorts of objectification that their male counterparts are not as frequently subjected to. Some, like Rihanna, Britney, and Miley, submit to it and turn it into a part of their image and marketing strategy. Others are less inclined to embrace it.
Such is the case with Lauren Mayberry of Scottish synthpop group Chvrches. In an editorial ... Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley in Feminizzle on Sep 13, 2013 |
GoDaddy, a.k.a. the Internet service company with blatantly sexist commercials and advertising strategies, is singing a new tune. Last week, the New York Times reported that GoDaddy is releasing a new commercial that is a far cry from the provocative ads of the past.
Due to an outcry from women everywhere, the company, and chief executive Blake Irving, are shifting away from overtly sexy ads, and instead are implementing a campaign that everyone can get behind. ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu in General on Sep 13, 2013 |
Today is Friday the 13th, and you might be on edge-- if you believe in that sort of thing, anyway. Images of doom and gloom and evocations of supernatural occurrences amused us as kids: black cats, broken mirrors, indoor umbrella use, and under-ladder walkways, etc...But for some, those unlucky symbols still mean something. This button is for those who intently follow those customs.The Make Everything OK button is a tool to calm the user. After pressing it, a ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu in General on Apr 19, 2013 |
This morning, Amy Poehler gave us a couple of heartfelt ponderings through her webcam. In the latest episode of "Ask Amy", she responded to a young viewer's question about how much exposure to internet imagery is actually healthy or helpful to us.
The comedian somberly admits that she personally does feel bombarded by visual media these days, “In light of recent events, I’ve, and I’m sure you have, and the rest of the world, if not America have ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop in General on Feb 25, 2013 |
Iceland, a famously web-savvy country, could become the first Western democracy to instate a national ban on internet porn. The nation’s interior minister is working on new legislation that would make it impossible for citizens to access porn on the Web, and Icelanders are understandably outraged.
Proponents of the legislation say that their aim is to protect the children of Iceland. They assert that what they take issue with is not necessarily sexual ... Read More
BY Charlotte Dow in General on Nov 02, 2012 |
It’s been a rough week. You’re tired. You’re pretty sure that nothing could cheer you up but your nice, warm bed, but sleep is pretty far away. Fear not! BUST has found the cure to your end-of-week ennui.
Say hello to Cat Bounce, your new favorite time-waster. Cat Bounce fills your browser window with adorable kitties ready to jump around your page. Just click and drag a cat to make it bounce off the bottom of your page like they’re on an ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam in Feminizzle on Oct 09, 2012 |
You know how it goes. It’s that trite rom-com cliché that’s been done over and over again: a guy likes a girl who sees him as just a “friend.” This guy is usually the one that treats the girl right, listens to her, let’s her know how wonderful she truly is, despite how the world has mistreated her, blah blah blah. And then he gets pissed when she doesn’t want to bone him.
Really? Like, you two were FRIENDS! ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow in General on Sep 28, 2012 |
Sometimes artist statements are so damn vague, that they could literally apply to half the exhibitions in a single block of galleries in Downtown Manhattan. However, David James Ross, an expert in social media and business start-ups, has recently begun a new project called Artybollocks, satirizing these very clichés of the art world. The site works as follows: by clicking a button, Artybollocks will spit out a an “artist statement,” which, as ... Read More