on Jun 10, 2014
As a child, I was incredibly spacey and disorganized, so it’s a wonder that I wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until I was 17 years old. At family gatherings, my mom would often share a classic anecdote about me which, we now realize, probably should have served as a major red flag. When I was in second grade, I failed my first test. My mom was especially disconcerted about this because of the fact that it was a measuring test, where literally the only ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
in Boob Tube
on Jun 08, 2014
YouTube user, Wickydkewl, put out an ad on Craigslist seeking women who had never seen their own vaginas before. He compiled their reactions in a heartwarming video.
Women avoiding looking and/or touching down there is not uncommon, so it makes me incredibly happy to see all of these women sharing their stories and exploring their bodies (something that we are taught not to do).
A big thanks all around to everyone who participated! I am sure that they will inspire ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jun 06, 2014
Next week, the Senate will consider a bill from Sen. Elizabeth Warren concerning student loan payments. The bill will allow Americans with outstanding federal and private loans to refinance them at the same rates students receive when taking out new federal loans.
This in and of itself is a step in the right direction for all students without outstanding loans. However, Sen. Warren, Sen. Sherrod Brown, and many other Democratic Senators are framing this as ... Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Jun 05, 2014
Defining the Black American Woman is not an easy task. She is layered, multifaceted, complicated and her representation tends to spark debate. Since 2002, one photographer has attempted to capture the essence of what it means to be a modern black woman in America through an ever-expanding exhibition of portraits called WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE.
Jerry Taliaferro's subjects come from a variety of backgrounds, with different ages, professions and socioeconomic ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jun 04, 2014
Thanks to a study conducted by the public policy organization Demos, we now know that women in retail are earning four dollars less than their male counterparts. In order for them to eliminate the gap, they would have to work for 103 more days.
This disparity costs women $40.8 billion yearly.
The vast majority of retail employees are women - the industry employs 7.2 million women. Over 1 million of those are on the brink of poverty. And, if this trend ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on May 20, 2014
I think that women should be proud of and identify with women who do things at a very high level of excellence, and not criticize them for not expressing a feminine sensibility or a feminine sense of sensuality. My idea is to desegregate everything.
—from Susan Sontag: The Complete Rolling Stone Interview
April 11th, 2014
Again. Again, today, I was asked if I read. Considering I sit behind the cash register of a small independent book store, day in and ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
in Boob Tube
on May 17, 2014
Reality TV is best when it defies formula. No matter how hard Lifetime may try to market Little Women: L.A. into a corner, this show has the potential to put up a fight.
Little Women: L.A. is as feisty as its stars. It could be simply described as Real Housewives meets The Little Couple--more Housewives than Couple, though, so expect more cat fights than pedestrian marital issues. The beauty of the show occurs when its rudimentary premise breaks down. What's ... Read More
on May 05, 2014
These high-def photos of women from almost 100 years ago will raise some questions. Like: How did they did their hair like that??
Ever wonder what women of the past used to dress like, act like, and think like? Well, while photos can only really answer the first part of that, I just stumbled across a buttload of amazing, high resolution images, and I have become obsessed. These photos have so much detail, so much information, spend enough time looking at ... Read More
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The artist Sarah Best creates astounding replicas of the female body, using it as a symbol that tracks the human desire for connection and intimacy; severed from the rest of the body, her sculpted hands and a cut-out collaged breasts take on a life of their own, worming their way up walls and pages and sometimes tracking blood in the process. The work, though sometimes gruesome, maintains a pulsating beauty; as if ... Read More
BY Gina Furfaro
on Apr 15, 2014
The ladies from the Canadian magazine WORN Fashion Journal will host a talk on Wednesday May 14th at 7pm on the role of women in the publishing industry. The event is being held at The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to celebrate the release of their latest book out on Drawn and Quarterly. The discussion features BUST’s co-founder, Laurie Henzel along with other rad women in publishing such as Ayesha A. Siddiqi (the Ideas Editor at Buzzfeed), ... Read More