What’s that, world? Women’s Equality Day was this Monday, and the Equal Rights Amendment still hasn’t passed? And pay discrimination is still legal? Huh, that's weird! These Disney princesses know what’s up with the gender gap, and sing about it in this awesome video: Watch out for gems like Ariel’s line, “It’s time to be paid for more than what’s in between our legs!” #tootrue This happy tune comes as an ... Read More
Bounce queen and BUSTie Big Freedia is probably the foremost authority we have on twerking, and she has a lot to say about Miley Cyrus. When BUST reached out to Big Freedia, she sent us an official statement on the Miley Cyrus twerk-gate. She said, “Get me and Miley together so I could give her ass some lessons.” The New Orleans musician shared some insight on the current twerking craze, its origins in New Orleans’ bounce scene, and why ... Read More
For feminist film lovers, it’s really, really hard to casually see a movie without being brutally aware of its shortcomings: specifically, it’s really hard not to notice when a film features fewer women than, say, your workplace does. The Bechdel test made it especially easy for us to enumerate these weaknesses. (For those of you who don’t know, the Bechdel test is a three-step process to determine whether or not a film is ... Read More
The violence in Egypt is reaching its apex. Members of the Muslim Brotherhood, voted into power barely a year ago after the Egyptian revolution of 2011 that ousted Hosni Mubarak, are hiding out in mosques. History’s happening all over again in Tahrir square.  What Egypt needs, maybe, is a li’l inspiration.  My jaw literally dropped when I saw this video of 12-year-old Ali Ahmed explaining the problems with the Islamist constitution ... Read More
  Everyone knows fur is bad, kitten heels are good, but what’s the BEST way to show your love for our furry friends?  Easy: style your hair like your favorite woodland (or farm, or savannah, or sea) critter! These crazy animal hairstyles will, ahem, flip your wig: Reindeer Pig Rhinoceros Lion Elephant Walrus And then there's this guy, who needs some stylin' bad BAD: "Sup, girl" - this llama All hairstyles cruelty-free, except maybe to the ... Read More
No, not every male feminist has to look like Ryan Gosling, though that would be nice. “But BUST,” you, dear reader, say, “male feminists, like their female and non-binary counterparts, come in all shapes and sizes!” I say this is very true, dear reader; how well put. But in a world where the most recognizable male feminist is Hugo Schwyzer, it’s important to show off some of those men who aren’t ashamed to stand up and say the F ... Read More
  Have you heard of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? Neither had I, until I saw this coverage of Armpits4August, the charity group raising awareness of PCOS, as it’s known, by growing out their underarm hair for one whole month. Like Movember, in which men grow out their mustaches for the month of November to raise money for men’s health, Armpits4August has women grow out their armpit hair to raise awareness of PCOS, a disease so common that it affects ... Read More
An Australian woman recently developed a smartphone app that could help record and investigate violent attacks, but how useful is it in preventing them? Digital Witness aims to capture potential attackers in a Snapchat-like app that would send photos of a potential attacker and a short message along the lines of “help!” to a pre-approved list of emergency contacts.  Their website says the app “exploits the popularity and technology of ... Read More
Happening RIGHT NOW at Macy’s Herald Square: the anti-sexism protest group UltraViolet is gathering outside of the iconic Macy’s location to protest the company’s continued lobbying – and you won’t believe this – against equal pay for women. A bill mandating equal pay for equal work passed through Texas legislature – which is a miracle of itself – but Governor Rick Perry vetoed the bill at Macy’s behest, ... Read More
Trigger Warning: This post discusses the sexual assault of a minor. In a new segment called “This Sucks,” BUST presents this horrific news story, hot off the press: A Massachusetts minor was only 14 when 20-year-old Jamie Melendez raped and impregnated her. As if that weren’t horrific enough, it turns out that Melendez has sued for visitation rights with the child, rights which would force the victim into a 16-year relationship with her ... Read More
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