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Do you ever play that game where you look at someone’s face very intently and try to figure out what they’d look like 30+ years from now? Like the 3D version of that app that (crappily) superimposes wrinkles and loose skin over the subject’s face? That might just be me, but I’m pretty sure we’ve all wondered at one point or another what Rihanna will look like when she’s 70, and I am willing to bet money that she’ll still ... Read More
 This story sent chills down my body, so be forewarned. A stabbing in Sweden blighted an International Women’s Day celebration. Nazis are to blame. Yes you read right... after a WOMEN'S ANTI - VIOLENCE demonstration, a group of feminists were ATTACKED... BY NAZIS. According to multiple left-wing Swedish news sources, the group of feminists were attacked at 1am, leaving a “Reclaim the Night” demonstration on March 9th.  It ... 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
  SXSW stepped outside of expectations this year by offering interactive sessions and committee discussions on an array of social and political topics. The special event series is holding conversations on an array of topics, with titles like Global Impact, Health, Science, Business, Art,WTF and Beyond, Career, Design, Sports, and Entertainment. The series is engaging and even the medical discussions are intriguing, topics ranging from Embarrassing Bodies: ... Read More
Apparently feminism has immortal/zombie/undead/magical abilities because it was declared dead. Again. This is not a new notion. The history of feminism is often told as a three wave model: first wave = suffragettes; second wave = the picketing bra-less feminists; third wave = the daughters of second-wavers. The wave model inherently implies that between these three waves, feminism was non-existent. Pretty bogus, amiright?Before we move on, you need to know ... Read More
The International Women’s Day festivities were properly kicked off by Google this past Saturday with an interactive and informative doodle. Ryan Germick, Google Doodle's team leader said,"International Women's Day is a really hard topic. How do you summarize what women represent in a graphic?"  Their doodle displayed international unity, as the homepage lit up from smiling faces of women around the globe wishing everyone a ... Read More
  CNN reported today that a bill aiming to drastically reduce sexual assault in the military was shot down in the Senate by a vote of 55 to 45. This represents yet another sad defeat for the oft-silenced voices of assault and rape victims in the armed forces. According to testimony by one of the bill's sponsors, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), assault numbers have continued to climb in the past few years: between 2011 and 2012, incidents of unwanted ... Read More
Thanks to the witty efforts of www.meninyogapants.com, now we can all begin the healing process: turns out, yoga pants are not just for making your butt look cute. They're a necessary fact of...you guessed it...yoga.  This funny photo project addresses how often people are shamed for how they look in skin-tight pants, and breaks the assumption that spandex and polyester blend are only apropos for certain body types, for certain ... Read More
March 8th is International Women's Day, yet we still have A LOT to get done before we can confidently say that women around the world are receiving equal rights. In fact, there is a war against the pride and beauty of women's genitals going on right now — the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). You can learn more and sign a petition to help end this horrifying practice here.  Note: the video below and some of the materials linked to ... Read More
  Remember when artist Nickolay Lamm created a representation of a realistically-proportioned Barbie doll based off of the body of an average 19-year-old? The internet applauded his efforts, and through his stark visual comparison between Barbie and the average girl, the public began to seriously question the effects of the impossibly thin, tall, and full-chested doll on the relationship between young girls and body image.     Possibly in ... Read More