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Who doesn't secretly dream of owning their own bookshop? Rows of yellowing volumes filled with harrowing tales, a pastel sundress for every day of the week, a grumpy Ron Swanson-esque cat on the windowsill...It would be like living in a Joanna Newsom music video. Finally, the chance to make that asbestos-filled dream a reality has arrived! The owners of Chicago's Women and Children First, one of the last independent feminist bookstores in the United States, are ... Read More
Last year, we brought you 10 Awesome Feminist Halloween Costume Ideas, and since it's that time of year again, we thought we'd give you an update that's totally 2013. Check out these ideas below, and please add your own in the comments section!   1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton This kid has the right idea! Dress up as suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Bring a friend to dress up as her best bud, Susan B. Anthony.   2. Shirley Chisholm Get out your best 1960s ... Read More
Ideally, a bookstore is an endless cornucopia of knowledge, a place where boys and girls can explore their most personal curiosities. But at a recent visit to the bookstore, eight year old KC Cooper, daughter of author Constance Cooper, found something quite unexpected and distressing: sexist children’s books. KC loves the outdoors, and as she thumbed through adventure books, she found one that included tales of animal attacks and natural disasters. ... Read More
I’ve never been an avid reader of the magazine Cosmopolitan (except that time I gained 15 pounds while I was abroad and the “Lose 10 lbs. in 10 Hours” headlines sucked me in – it doesn’t work by the way).  My roommate however, happens to love Cosmo and reads it religiously.  One day after work, while I was taking a short break from my very intense love affair with Netflix, I picked up a recent copy of Cosmo.  In ... Read More
You might've already seen the great boylesque parody of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" by Mod Carousel, but this one gets an A+++ for creativity and FEMINISM. These ladies totally rewrote the song to show the overtones of sexism, male dominance, and general inappropriateness of the lyrics. The original video and lyrics basically indicates that women are pretending to be "good girls" by playing hard to get with dudes. ("You know you want it." That definitely ... Read More
  We’re counting down the days until BUST's 20th Anniversary Extravaganza (8! Just 8!) and we know the wait is killing you. Taking a peak at our heaping list of performers and guests. I personally cannot wait to see this comedic duo. Last year, we gave you the scoop on the hilarious web series Broad City, created by New York comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. Now, after sealing a deal with Comedy Central alongside executive producer Amy Poehler ... Read More
Zooey Deschanel’s daily existence is evidence enough that feminists can be feminine as hell and run the show, but if you wanted more proof, listen in: She & Him's newest release, "I Could've Been Your Girl," was directed by Deschanel herself. “After seven years and four albums with She & Him, I figured it was about time I took a crack at making a video for a song I wrote,” she says of her directing debut. Check it out: The video ... Read More
When you hear the name Warren Buffett, terms that usually come to mind are "billionaire", "business mogul", and "one of the wealthiest people in the world".  The word "feminist’" doesn’t usually make the cut.  However, in an essay written for Fortune Magazine, Buffett urges businesses and employers to stop fueling women’s inequalities in the workforce, citing women as the key to America’s prosperity.  Buffett opens his essay ... Read More
The word “feminist” has a carried a bad rap for years.  Women often shy away from the term because they fear it carries negative, radical, and anti-male connotations.  Here at BUST we try to promote the positive reality of feminism and what it actually means to be a feminist.  However, feminism is once more in the negative spotlight as female celebrities are shying away from the term as well. In the most recent issue of British Vogue, ... Read More
Okay, so it’s not surprising, but after her interview in Glamour, the web is abuzz with the “news” about the BUST June/July 2010 cover girl. She told Glamour, “I’m just being myself.  There is not an ounce of me that believes any of that crap that they say.  We can’t be feminine and be feminists and be successful?  I want to be a f—king feminist and wear a f—king Peter Pan collar.  So ... Read More
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