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The red carpet is our lead-in to events meant to celebrate the talent of highly esteemed artists—but somehow it's still amuck with ridiculous pageantry and blatant sexism. Female actors are bombarded with stupid questions ranging anywhere from “Who are you wearing tonight?” to, um, “Who are you wearing tonight?” And if they’re lucky they may be asked about whom they are sleeping with or how they stay fit. This isn't to say male actors are safe from the stupid questions, but so much more often...
Happy Friday, BUSTies! We unfortunately have no riveting "snowstorm" stories to tell this week. Thankfully, we did find a bit more to talk about beyond Super Bowl Sunday. Here are five feminist stories you may have missed this week: One badass artist is shining a light on lady models of every size. We get some major body positivity vibes from female photographer Sophie Spinelle, who empowers women through her company, Shameless Photography. Read our interview here. Did you miss the Super Bowl too? Don’t worry, the IRL inspiration...
We're all constantly told to ignore the trolls—a nice idea, but pretty ineffective in execution. The trolls are packing peanuts that exploded via opening a box on your living room floor. They're not going anywhere. Thankfully, it looks as though responding to sexist numbskulls on Twitter invites others to do the same, and effectively benefits women's mental health. Anyone who has grown up female, a person of color, LGBTQ, or otherwise marginalized knows the Internet can be a personal hell. Slurs and hate speak are commonplace,...
Punxsutawney Phil, the asshole he is, told us this week that we're going to be enduring six more weeks of winter. Great, you think, as you empty the slush that somehow made its way inside your boots. If only we could all just crawl back into the ground and sleep for a month and a half. Groundhog jerk. So yes, you're stuck in your winter wardrobe for what looks like the foreseeable future. But instead of grudgingly pulling on another sweater, why not brighten up those...
For this Freebie Friday we're giving away 1 autographed copy of  Joni Mitchell: Love Has Many Faces 4-CD set! In addition, the lucky winner will receive an exclusive tote bag, featuring one of the art pieces from the box, painted by Joni! Joni Mitchell: Love Has Many Faces is a career-spanning 4 CD box set, familiar but fresh, curated and sequenced by the artist, and packaged as a book containing 53 lyrical poems, six new paintings, and an autobiographical text illuminating her recording process. It is funny, mystical, and...