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  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
  A UK Footballer has come under fire in the last 24 hours after dressing up in blackface for an anti-racism campaign’s costume dinner party. Toni Duggan, a striker for Manchester City, decided to attend the party for the UK’s Kick It Out campaign as Whoopi Goldberg from Sister Act.  The stunt was similar to Julianne Hough's brainfart this past Halloween when she dressed in blackface and an orange jumpsuit in what she called an homage to ... Read More
In honor of International Women's Day (IWD) coming up this Saturday March 8th, Catapult - a crowd-funding website championing the empowerment of women and girls - created a series of photos as a part of a visual campaign depicting the growing global epidemic of sex slavery, child slavery, and child brides.  The campaign created mock magazine covers, nearly identical to the well-known pop-culture magazines we see stuffed into our newsstands.  These covers ... Read More
  Calling all feminists, zinesters, or anyone at all! This year’s Feminist Zinefest will be taking place this Saturday (tomorrow), March 1st 2014, at Barnard College, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. The event is free, open to the public, and there is no RSVP necessary, so you really don’t have an excuse not to go. Not only did we, Bust Magazine, get our start as a zine way back in 90’s, but also the folks showcasing at this event are awesome and ... Read More
  Want to go to an awesome documentary film festival without having to shell out the cash for a plane ticket, or even having to leave your bed? Obviously, your answer is a resounding "yes." Well #SheDocs is an online film festival that runs through the entirety of March, and  features documentaries that tell the stories of amazing women and what they’ve accomplished during their lifetimes. The best part? The online festival is totally free, so if ... Read More
If you have always wanted a website that combines two of the coolest things in the world (I'm talking about feminism and pizza, obvi), your search is over. I give you Pizza Feminism, a Tumblr that takes quotes from important feminist icons throughout history with just a few keyword changes, with amazing and hilarious results. With the tag line "A Slice Of Feminist Fun," the site has quotes from Judith Butler to Audre Lorde to Roseanne Barr in all their ... Read More
It’s no surprise I clicked the link to the Salon article titled “What Americans Don’t Understand about Weight Loss.” Partly because I am a feminist, and I thought the piece would pick apart the idea that we need to count calories to be worthy, and partly because I myself have always struggled with poor body image and a perpetual weight-loss pursuit. The picture accompanying the story (see below) suggests that we're bound by our obsession ... 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
Recently I sat down with the lovely and talented Mwende Katwiwa — a.k.a. FreeQuency, a spoken word artist, recent recipient of the Feminist You Should Know Award, and senior at Tulane University. Ms. Katwiwa is 22 and double majoring in Political Economy with International Perspectives, and African & African Diaspora studies. Originally from Kenya, she came to New Orleans after graduating high school to pursue service with the AmeriCorps ... 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