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As we women get older, culturally our value diminishes and, unless you happen to be Helen Mirren and have managed to hold on to that fountain of youth and relevance, younger models are brought in to sell images. Thankfully, some artists and projects—like Advanced Style—are promoting different styles of beauty. Young artist Sasha Frolova, a freelance photographer and actress based in NYC, had done a collection of photos featuring her grandmother—who, might we just say, looks fierce as hell! We recently spoke to Frolova about her project...
When Brooklyn-based artist Caledonia Curry, AKA "Swoon," found herself at a table with activist, writer, and all-around goddess Gloria Steinem, she literally gave her the ring off her finger. We are all green with envy. It was the all too perfect scenario of meeting your feminist role model while wearing a vagina-inspired accessory and having the gusto to be like, “Gloria Steinem, will you wear my clit ring?” (Okay, so she probably didn’t say those exact words, but we can dream.) The “Clitoring” was re-gifted to Steinem...
Happy Friday BUSTies!  Before you go out and kick ass this weekend by being your fabulous selves, here are a few stories you may have missed throughout the week: Ever been curious about squirting? How to Vajaculate: If You Build It She Will Come is a video that plays around with the female orgasm. Featuring Wanda Sykes, Nina Hartley and Maja D’Aoust, this video is sure to make you laugh out loud, pussy juice blasting the patriarchy. Looking for those magical/mythical, locally crafted, organically cotton, toxin-free underwear?...
We are still super excited about the potential of a woman being on the $20 bill and the effort that Womenon20.org have put into this campaign. Going through the 15 potential list of candidates, we reflected on all the great women who sacrificed so much for us. Of course, we noticed some omissions; how can there only be 15 women worthy of minting? We thought of five (well, technically four) more women who should deserve consideration. Not just for the $20—there are plenty of other...
Good news, circus fans: Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus are planning to eliminate acts featuring elephants by 2018. This particular circus has been using animal acts since P.T Barnum began bringing them onto the show 145 years ago. Elephants have been a fan favorite since the debut of Jumbo, an Asian elephant, in 1882. Animal rights groups have been challenging the way we view animal-centric entertainment for years now. They claim the animals' treatment and living conditions in the circus are not humane. With...