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On Relating To The Girl In "Cat Person"

By Eleanor Blaser  In Books  On Dec 12, 2017

When I first sat down to read “Cat Person,” the Twitter-trending New Yorker short story written by Kristen Roupenian, I spent the thirty minutes it took to finish it in a constant state of fear, revulsion, and anticipation. I had been prepped by the internet to expect a highly relatable and chilling tale about the woes of texting relationships and, on a bigger scale, generally dating in your 20s. As expected, I finished the story feeling a strange mixture of validation and self-hatred, which is to say, the internet was… Read more

Merriam-Webster Picks "Feminism" As Their Word Of The Year

By Amanda Brohman  In Feminism  On Dec 12, 2017

A week ago, TIME Magazine announced that their 2017 "Person of the Year" would be the "Me Too" movement and all the "silence breakers" coming forward to speak out about sexual harassment and assault. And this week, dictionary Merriam-Webster has followed this lead with another victory by announcing that their word of the year is: feminism. *brief pause for cheers and applause* "In 2017, lookups for feminism increased 70 percent over 2016 on Merriam-Webster.com and spiked several times after key events, " the… Read more

Dan Clay, AKA "Carrie Dragshaw," Is All About Positivity

By Miranda Levy  In Living  On Dec 12, 2017

Dan Clay, also known as “Carrie Dragshaw”, never expected to become a queer Instagram icon when he moved to New York City about 9 years ago. Clay began watching Sex in the City right around the time he moved to the Big Apple, which happened to also be at a formative time in his life. “Even though I had been out before moving to NYC, coming out is a process, so moving here did kind of coincide with my coming out and coming into my own,” said Clay. Carrie Dragshaw was officially “born” on October 29th, 2016, when Clay… Read more
In an interview with CNN on Monday morning, Senator Kristen Gillibrand called for Trump's resignation because of the accusations of sexual harassment and assault against him. She said, “President Trump has committed assault, according to these women, and those are very credible allegations of misconduct and criminal activity, and he should be fully investigated and he should resign.” She is the only female senator amidst a small, but growing, number of state officials who have been calling for Trump to step down. Yet,… Read more

What To Do In Berlin, Germany

By BUST Magazine  In Living  On Dec 12, 2017

The German capital of Berlin, once infamously described by former mayor Klaus Wowereit as “poor, but sexy,” can feel as if it’s straining at the seams with people pouring in to start art galleries, organize festivals, or open up cocktail bars. Roll up with any esoteric interest or wacky dream and you’ll find a crowd that gets you. Traces of history and the city’s divided past permeate most everything, but the Berlin of 2017 is fun, hyper-tolerant, and welcoming to all. Companion Coffee DRINKCoffee culture has hit… Read more
I was in my early twenties when I was hired to be an assistant for a contracting company. As the assistant, it was normal for me to interact with several employees throughout the day, considering I was responsible for delivering packages, mail, and replenishing office and copier supplies, among other things. Mainly, I had the most engagement with the accounting assistant, a male coworker. Let’s call him Mr. Finance. It was my responsibility to deliver invoices (and other documents) for him to process. I tended to the… Read more
In the midst of sexual harassment allegations, The Paris Review editor Lorin Stein resigned on Wednesday. The next day, writer A. N. Devers noticed something disturbing about the coverage of Stein’s resignation: the complete erasure of Brigid Hughes, who held Stein’s title for over a year starting in 2004. “I’m going to show you how a woman is erased from her job,” A. N. Devers began in a Twitter thread that gained traction in journalism and media circles. Devers went on to point out the timeline of the Review’s editor… Read more

When Will Hollywood Listen To Dylan Farrow?

By Amanda Brohman  In Feminism  On Dec 11, 2017

Dylan Farrow, daughter of Woody Allen, has told (and re-told and re-told) the story of how her father sexually abused her as a child. In an open letter to Woody Allen published in the New York Times in 2014, Farrow described in detail how, when she was seven years old, her father led her up to an attic in the house they lived in and proceeded to sexually assault her. On December 7, Farrow published an op-ed in in the Los Angeles Times, powerfully titled "Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?" In it, she… Read more

Jay Pharaoh On How Comedy Helped Him Survive Depression

By BUST Magazine  In TV  On Dec 11, 2017

Comedian Jay Pharoah moves on from SNL with his own show, White Famous Despite having achieved things by the age of 30 that most comics will only ever dream about—a six-season stint on Saturday Night Live and his own Showtime series, White Famous—Jay Pharoah is one humble dude. That is, until he talks about his famous impressions. “There’s not one I haven’t perfected,” he says proudly of his status as the reigning king of imitation. In fact, long before the Virginia native made a name for himself online by… Read more

Making Your Own Resin Jewelry Is Easier Than You Think

By BUST Magazine  In DIY  On Dec 11, 2017

Working with resin seems intimidating at first, but once you try it, you’ll want to dry every flower you see and turn it into jewelry. If you aren’t up for the challenge and still want the look, there are tons of gorgeous pre-made pieces straight out of someone else’s garden that are ready to rock. Materials: Silicone mold (look for candy molds in the baking section of a housewares store or at Michael’s)Resin mold release sprayClear resin kit (this will come with 2 bottles of solution)Clear coat spray paint1 or 2… Read more

When Will #MeToo Affect Trump's Presidency?

By Cricket Epstein  In Feminism  On Dec 11, 2017

This morning, America’s most problematic sweetheart, Megyn Kelly, tweeted the question that we have all been thinking: “America is having a ‘Me Too’ moment, as men are being outed and punished for sometimes decades of sexual misconduct. But does that accountability extend to the Oval Office?” It’s a good question, and one that deserves a better answer than the “turn-the-other-cheek” attitude that accompanied Trump’s long history of sexual misconduct. Breaking the political silence last week, three Senators, Sen. Jeff… Read more
The Golden Globes released their nominations this morning, and surprise surprise, not a single woman director was nominated for the second year in a row (the last woman director to be nominated was Ava DuVernay for Selma in 2015). This is especially galling because several women-directed films are up for other awards — Lady Bird, directed by Greta Gerwig, got four nominations in other categories, and Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees, and Battle of the Sexes, directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, got two… Read more

4 Old Hollywood Holiday Movies That You Need To Watch

By F Yeah History  In Movies  On Dec 11, 2017

It’s officially the run-up to Christmas, and you know what that means: TIME TO BUST OUT ALL OF THE OLD SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FILMS!!! One problem though… you kind of have to save the It’s A Wonderful Life-style old movies until minimum Christmas Eve Eve. So that means you’re stuck watching whatever new film Hallmark has crapped out this year, because the only old films available are the 1938 version of Christmas Carol, which is a total classic and all…but it’s also slow as f and it’s not this? Truly the only adaptation of… Read more

7 Reasons To Head To BUST's Craftacular This Weekend

By Lydia Wang  In General  On Dec 08, 2017

This weekend at the Brooklyn Expo Center, the BUST Holiday Craftacular—along with the brand-new BUST School for Creative Living—will make all of your crafty feminist dreams come true with a plethora of speakers, musicians, teachers, vendors, and everyone in between. Tickets are still on sale for individual workshops and performances, but we’ve also got day passes and several awesome events for no cost at all. Here are just seven of BUST’s top picks you won’t want to miss this weekend. Check ’em out: 1. Amber Tamblyn’s… Read more
With the outpouring of sexual assault allegations against powerful men and Time’s Person of the Year dedication to “the Silence Breakers,” it feels like the world is finally listening to survivors — and it's incredible.. But in a recent interview with The New York Times, Gabrielle Union pointed out something really important about #MeToo and whose stories being heard. “I think the floodgates have opened for white women,” she said. “I don’t think it’s a coincidence whose pain has been taken seriously. Whose pain we have… Read more

Stunning Photos Of A Badass Brooklyn Skateboarder

By Lanna Apisukh  In Living  On Dec 08, 2017

This portrait series captures the vibrant and unflappable style of female skateboarder, Kabrina Adams (also known as "Moonbear" among her peers — follow her on Instagram here). She’s a founding member of the all-female NYC skateboarder crew, Skate Kitchen, and an active videographer and DJ. We shot the series back in late October while the weather temperature was still fairly moderate. For location, I chose to pluck her out of a skatepark environment and shoot her on the streets of Manhattan’s Chinatown, a colorful and… Read more
Holiday season is the time to shine! Find these vendors and more at the BUST Craftacular at Brooklyn Expo Center on December 9 and 10. This adorable bear necklace is just one of many: Eunyoung of Baubou designs all different pieces of jewelry, such as eye necklaces, wink brooches, and gemstone rings. No matter which one you choose, these simple and elegant pieces are all made in Eunyoung's studio here in New York. Hey there, showstopper! These rainbow swoop earrings are as colorful and bold as your attitude, and Zoa… Read more

4 Products That Make Relaxing Easy

By Yasmine Montes De Oca  In Living  On Dec 08, 2017

There's nothing better than cozying up with a warm blanket and a good book, and these products will make the experience even better. Find these vendors and more at the BUST Craftacular on December 9 and 10 at the Brooklyn Expo Center. 1. Hearts Insurgent Soap by Latherati Soap, $6.00 Each product has been tastefully inspired by classic literature and handmade by Julie Grogan. WIth organic and enriching ingredients, such as vanilla, rosewood, jasmine and so much more, these aromatic fragrances will evelope you and leave… Read more

11 Hibernation Essentials For When It's Cold As F*ck Outside

By Shannon Smith  In Style  On Dec 08, 2017

It's officially cold as fuck outside, so it's time to stock up on hibernation essentials so you never have to leave your apartment or even your bed. Shop these vendors and more at the BUST Craftacular in Brooklyn on December 9 and 10 — get more info here. Holiday Spirit Essential Oil Duo by Body & Soul Naturals, $22.00 Deck the halls and cozy up your wintery haven with essential oils crafted for the holidays. Body & Soul believes in the “power and colors of Mother Nature” and uses all chemical-free, natural products to… Read more

17 New Albums To Get Obsessed With Before 2017 Ends: Playlist

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Dec 08, 2017

From our December/January print issue, take a look at our reviews of 17 albums from late 2017 that you don't want to miss, featuring artists like St. Vincent, Princess Nokia, Mavis Staples, and Tegan And Sara. Scroll down to listen to a playlist below. Subscribe to BUST to see all our music reviews in print, or buy BUST on newsstands. ST. VINCENT Masseduction (Loma Vista Recordings) Following her eponymous 2014 breakout album, St. Vincent—aka Annie Clark—is back with Masseducation, a rumination on fame, lost love, and… Read more

4 Gifts To Buy For Yourself This Holiday Season

By Savannah Stevenoski  In Living  On Dec 08, 2017

When you're holiday shopping, don't forget to buy a gift for yourself! Find these vendors and more at the BUST Craftacular in Brooklyn on December 9 and 10. 1. Grow a Pair pin by Jazzelli Designs, $9.99 After a bad day, every girl deserves a good online shop to purchase something to empower her so the next day is a little bit better. Jazzelli does just that. This fun accessory shop was created by the couple Sarah Buzzelli and Jasmine Jackson to empower their customers to expresses themselves feminitly, masculinly or… Read more

Maxine Waters Is Reclaiming Her Time: BUST Interview

By BUST Magazine  In Feminism  On Dec 08, 2017

Congresswoman Maxine Waters currently serves as the U.S. Representative for California’s 43rd district. But in these troubled political times, she also serves as a beacon of hope, a force for change, and a powerful voice for the #resistance. Representative Maxine Waters, the former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and the senior-most black congresswoman in the House, has been speaking truth to power for over 25 years. When the intrepid lawmaker is not making headlines for being one of the lone righteous voices… Read more
Kristen Sollee is an educator, curator, and founder of the sex positive website, Slutlist. She teaches undergraduate gender studies at The New School and is the curator of the annual Legacy of the Witch music and burlesque festival in Brooklyn. Sollee is an outspoken advocate of sex positive feminism, particularly through the lense of the occult, where she draws on the historical context of the “witch” to depict a long line of brutality against women. Sollee is also a self-identified “witch” and author of bestselling… Read more

"I, Tonya" Tells Tonya Harding's Side Of The Story: BUST Review

By BUST Magazine  In Movies  On Dec 08, 2017

I, Tonya
Directed by Craig Gillespie
Out December 8 Director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) takes us back to the infamous ’90s rivalry between figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. In case you’ve never been exposed to pop culture, in the weeks before the 1994 Olympics, an attacker hit Kerrigan in the leg with a baton at practice—an attack that was then blamed (rightly or wrongly) on Kerrigan’s competitor, Harding. Now, in this dark but ultimately sympathetic dramedy, Gillespie takes us… Read more
In today's political climate, it is an absolute necessity for each and every American to rise up, #resist, and vote. That's why we're stoked to be teaming up with HeadCount at the BUST Holiday Craftacular. Spearheaded by the talented Morgan Howard, HeadCount will be registering voters at our event all weekend long! Here, BUST Craftacular co-ordinator Janeth Gonda chats up Ms. Howard about using the power of music to get out the vote. Tell me a bit about HeadCount and the work you do, specifically with musicians.… Read more

Nick Cannon's "Consent App" Gets Consent Completely Wrong

By Cricket Epstein  In Feminism  On Dec 07, 2017

"VladTV," an online news site, released a YouTube video on Tuesday of Nick Cannon discussing his new app. The app, pronounced "consent" but spelled “CNCNT," an acronym for “consensual, and contractual, and tested” is meant, and Cannon explains, to aid in garnering consent from both parties before sex. Cannon initially states that the app is to protect women, but, as the video continues, it becomes clear that the app will effectively protect sexual assaulters. Although the app is still in production, Cannon gave a… Read more

9 Pieces of Decor To Make Your Home Feel Like Heaven

By Zeynep Kilik  In Living  On Dec 07, 2017

We love home decor here at BUST HQ. From pillows to prints, these makers have got you covered. Check out a few of our favorite products down below. And guess what? All of these make amazing holiday gifts for your friends and family! Mark your calendars and get your gift wrap ready — all these tiny treasures and more are going to be at our upcoming BUST Craftacular Holiday at the Brooklyn EXPO Center from December 9 + 10. Get more info and tickets here. Bold Bear Studios Starting our list off strong with an abstract… Read more
These may be days of rage for women’s rights activists burning it all down in the age of Trump, Weinstein, and #MeToo. But here at BUST, we also know that feminism can be super fun, and we’ve got a bunch of great activist-inspired workshops at this year’s BUST Holiday Craftacular—Dec. 9 & 10, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St.—that prove exactly that. First up, we have amazing talks featuring Lindy West, Amber Tamblyn, and Kristen Sollee. Then, we've got amazing classes going on all day. Gather your girl gang together… Read more

11 Products To Treat Yo' Self With For A Pampering Night In

By Savannah Stevenoski  In Living  On Dec 07, 2017

Setting aside time to look after ourselves is hugely important. We all have our own methods of self-care, from mindfulness and exercise to cooking and trashy TV, and pampering your body and hair can also be a great way to relax and reflect. This list includes organic, local and handmade products to help you have a chilled-out night at home. Find all these and more at the BUST Holiday Craftacular in Brooklyn on December 9-10. 1. Veil of Love Face Serum by HeartGrownWild, $22.00 Wash off your makeup with the mindfully… Read more

Week Of Women: December 8-14, 2017

By Erika W. Smith  In Entertainment  On Dec 07, 2017

Welcome back to our weekly roundup of women-centered pop culture picks! This week brings us the long-awaited release of the Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya (which I loooved), the return of The Crown, and Tiffany Haddish's first book. Again, we haven’t watched/listened to/read these ourselves, but when we have, we’ll link to a review or refer to it if it’s in print. Before we go on, I want to remind you about the BUST Craftacular in Brooklyn this weekend, where along with over 150 vendors we’ll be featuring, for the first… Read more
Early Wednesday morning, TIME’s Person of the Year was announced as the “Silence Breakers” — those who spoke about their own experiences with sexual assault and harassment at the hands of powerful men, and used their platforms to invite others to unlearn their own silence as well. Many felt relieved that the title hadn’t gone to Donald Trump, a known abuser and predator himself, and that Tarana Burke, who founded the movement in 2006, was given credit in the #MeToo narrative (though many said that Burke should have… Read more

10 DIY Kits That Make The Perfect Holiday Gift

By BUST Magazine  In DIY  On Dec 07, 2017

Whether you’re looking to whip up some handmade gifts, or to teach yourself a new skill, these all-in-one sets will help you get your craft on. We’ve tried all the kits here, and provide estimates of how long they’ll take, so you won’t end up giving Aunt Erma a half-finished wall hanging. I LOVE PARIS PRINTED FABRIC DOLL KIT, $21.90, ETSY.COM/SHOP/MIKODESIGN — 3-5 hours HANDMADE OATMEAL CINNAMON SOAP KIT, MAKES 8 BARS, $29.99, CULTURESFORHEALTH.COM — 1-2 hours EVERYTHING BAGEL & CREAM CHEESE MAKING KIT, $25,… Read more
On June 26, 2017, four months before the “me too” campaign reignited, Cosmopolitan.com published the story of Calla Hales' rape in an article titled, "She Told a Guy She Worked at an Abortion Clinic. On Their Next Date, He Raped Her." No one, including Calla, could have predicted the vitriol directed at her from FOX News, the anti-choice movement (which claims Calla made up her rape as a part a pro-choice agenda), journalists, and even some feminists, all for opening up about her experience. While extraordinary… Read more

"Broad City" Recap: Season 4, Episode 10 — "Friendiversary"

By Danielle Corcione and Lindsay Patton-Carson  In TV  On Dec 07, 2017

This week on Broad City, Abbi and Ilana celebrate another anniversary of their friendship. On Abbi and Ilana's giant faces: Lindsay: Abbi has an Ilana body pillow. Who would you get a body pillow of? Danielle: Bruce Springsteen. Or Bruce Springsteen’s dog. Lindsay: What does his dog look like? Danielle: I dunno. Lindsay: It’s not a body pillow! It’s just a giant face! Danielle: Why is she bringing the giant face? Lindsay: I don’t know, but I love it. During a commercial break: Lindsay: Hold on, I have to control my… Read more

11 Rings For All Styles And Budgets

By Shannon Smith  In Style  On Dec 07, 2017

Cuffing szn is here, but forget all that when you can rock these rings designed for every stylish badass out there! Find them all, plus more, at the BUST Craftacular on December 9th and 10th at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Galaxy Ring by Kate Koel, $54.00 This beautiful ring is out of this world, and its galactic design is handmade, created with pyrite, glass crystals, and eco-resin, and each is made to order. Kate Koel designs jewelry with a little bit of herself in everything she creates and… Read more
Rock n’ roll fans, listen up! Today, Blondie (and Joan Jett!) released their new music video for “Doom or Destiny” on i-D. The song, featuring Jett's background vocals, is the opening track and fourth single off of their eleventh studio album, Pollinator. “We wanted to comment on the bizarre state of media and news in the current political ‘idiocracy’ we are watching play out in real time,” Debbie Harry, Blondie’s frontwoman, said in a press release. She described the video to i-D as “the most openly political video… Read more

The "Silence Breakers" Are Time's Person of the Year

By Lydia Wang  In Feminism  On Dec 06, 2017

Time has revealed its 2017 Person of the Year, and it isn’t a person — or, rather, it’s many, many people. In a powerful spread available online, the magazine honored a movement they called the Silence Breakers, referring to the litany of survivors who have spoken out this year against sexual assault and harassment in America. Edward Felsenthal, Time’s editor-in-chief, announced the choice on NBC’s Today Show. “The galvanizing actions of the women on our cover, along with those of hundreds of others, and of many men as… Read more

DIY This Minimalist Wreath In 4 Steps

By BUST Magazine  In DIY  On Dec 06, 2017

Deconstructed wreaths bring holiday cheer with a modern twist This minimalist approach to the classic winter decoration is super easy to make and can be done in the time it takes to say, “Happy HolidaChrismaKwanzUkkah!” Materials:Plant clippings (We used evergreens and boxwood)22-gauge floral wire Embroidery hoop Needle-nose pliers (you will need wire snippers if they aren’t built in)Scissors Twine Instructions: 1. Lay the embroidery hoop on a flat surface with the screw at the top. Trim your plants down to a size you… Read more
Laura Terruso took to the stage at AFI Fest 2017 to introduce her directorial debut Fits and Starts. As she cautiously walked up the platform, Terruso motioned towards her feet, which were pocketed in long stemmed heels. According to Terruso, she wanted to look the part at her Hollywood premiere. As she grasped the railing with both hands and descended down the stairs, she left the audience laughing because despite looking the part, Terruso’s entrance was anything but Hollywood. But her entrance, whether it was her… Read more

How Victorian Women Kept Those Fancy Dresses Clean

By Mimi Matthews  In Style  On Dec 06, 2017

In the Victorian era, women’s clothing was just as likely to spot, stain, and soil as it is today. For fine fabrics, this posed a particular dilemma. Ladies couldn’t simply throw their printed muslin dresses into a washing machine or send their silk ball gowns to the dry cleaners. Instead, they relied on their lady’s maids to keep their clothing clean and in good order. Not only would a competent lady’s maid know how to sponge and press a gown for wear, she would also know precisely how to wash a delicate muslin or… Read more

11 Unique Gifts You'll Just Want To Keep For Yourself

By Zeynep Kilik  In Style  On Dec 06, 2017

When you're doing some holiday shopping, don't forget to buy a gift for yourself! You can find these unique vendors and more at the BUST Craftacular on December 9th and 10th at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 1.Beetle Wing Earrings (M) by Tavia Sanza, $32.00 Made out of real beetle wings (you read that right!), these tiny statement pieces will catch every passerby's attention. Tavia Sanza has been part of the Craftacular fam for a long time. Her Brooklyn-based designs are truly one-of-a-kind, from… Read more

8 Handmade Gifts From The Heart

By Shannon Smith  In Living  On Dec 06, 2017

With the holidays sneaking up on us as fast as adulthood, gifting season is coming. And there's nothing better to give a friend than than something handmade that will create lifetime memories of love and friendship. Find these vendors and more at the BUST Craftacular on December 9th and 10th at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 1. Fiberrarium Jenna Carls, the complete maker of Fiberrarium, is the one weaving, knitting, and dying each piece of yarn. She now creates the year after teaching herself how to… Read more

An Ode To The Girls' Bathroom

By Bri Kane  In Living  On Dec 06, 2017

Ever since we were young, we've been told to bring someone with us to the bathroom — it started with your mom or your big sister and morphed into your friends, or just some other girl. We all know why — because girls by themselves get kidnapped, assaulted, and lost. But what not everyone realizes is this unofficial protection led to something amazing: the girls’ bathroom is the absolute best. Every girl can confirm that although public restrooms are notoriously dirty, girls’ bathrooms are also magical. It's important… Read more

Get Active And Work Towards Change With BUST Magazine

By Cricket Epstein  In DIY  On Dec 06, 2017

In the #MeToo era, BUST is teaming up with a number of bad-ass feminists in order to help foster change. BUST will be offering a number of free workshops at the annual Holiday BUST Craftacular which will be held on December 9th and 10th at the Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Brooklyn, NY. Along with things to buy, eat, and drink, BUST is also offering over 100+ workshops, lectures, and a killer band lineup. On Sunday afternoon BUST is offering three (super important!) FREE talks led by four wonderful women: 1.… Read more

5 New Christmas Albums That Don't Suck

By Lydia Wang  In Music  On Dec 06, 2017

Happy holidays from BUST! Our gift to you: a brief round-up of the best new Christmas albums, and a playlist full of wintery anthems both new and old (but mostly new). No matter what kind of holiday season you're having, we've got you covered. Various Artists – 13 Days of Xmas This year, indie-country label Bloodshot Records gave us the gift of this glorious compilation filled with all kinds of jangly, jazzy, and folky goodness. A highlight is “I Slept Through Christmas,” a wistful but upbeat tune by Australian… Read more
As the list of men accused of sexual harassment (and subsequently often being fired from their powerful positions at everything from media companies and TV networks to cultural organizations and Hollywood studios) keeps on getting longer, a new man has come under fire amid rape allegations. On Monday, December 4, Netflix announced that they are cutting all ties with Danny Masterson, the star of their show The Ranch, after rape allegations against him have emerged or, should we say, re-emerged. In March this year,… Read more

John Oliver Calls Out Dustin Hoffman For Being A "Creeper"

By Cricket Epstein  In Entertainment  On Dec 05, 2017

At a 20-year anniversary celebration of Wag The Dog yesterday, John Oliver did what John Oliver does best: calling attention to the shitty actions of other men. According to The Washington Post, while moderating a discussion panel, Oliver addressed a sexual harassment accusation made against Dustin Hoffman by Anna Graham Hunter in early November. “This is something we’re going to have to talk about because … it’s hanging in the air,” Oliver said. A Hollywood Reporter article written by Anna Graham Hunter earlier this… Read more
This year, BUST’s annual Brooklyn Craftacular will feature the BUST School for Creative Living, a catalog of over a hundred crafting and wellness workshops, panels and talks with established writers and activists, and a lineup of kickass female-fronted bands and artists. The two-day celebration will take place at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint this weekend, December 9th and 10th. On Saturday, memoirist and New York Times contributor Lindy West, #ShoutYourAbortion Founding Director Amelia Bonow, and artist Poppy… Read more
In March 2016, Brock Turner, who the media continues to refer to as the "Stanford University swimmer" and the rest of us (rightly) refer to as the "Stanford rapist," was convicted on three counts of sexual assault: sexual assault of an unconscious person, sexual assault of an intoxicated person, and sexual assault with intent to commit rape. Turner was released after serving only three months of an atrociously lenient six-month sentence. Last Friday, Brock Turner’s attorney, Eric Multhaup, filed to appeal Turner’s… Read more

When No One Gives A Shit That You Have Endometriosis

By Annie Anzaldua  In Feminism  On Dec 05, 2017

When I was a senior in college, all that I could think about was finishing school without going insane. I was a fashion design major at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and I was sewing my senior collection eighteen hours a day. When it came down to my second to last semester, I was thrilled to have one of the shortest and easiest classes required for my degree — Computer Aided Design for Fashion. This class took place in a quiet, dark basement and lasted about three hours, but that felt like taking a nap… Read more