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Someone picked the wrong kid to mess with. When confronted with a dangerous, frightening situation, 12-year-old Marilyn Wildflower was able to defend herself, and scare off a predator without leaving her own bed.  Wildflower woke up in the middle of the night to a stranger who was masturbating with one hand and lifting up her sheets with his gun simultaneously. I’m pretty sure that’s right up there on the list of things that are absolutely horrifying.  But did she panic? Nope. After telling her 8-year-old sister to close...
  You heard it here! This stylish songstress is BUST's August/September cover girl - AND she's releasing her highly anticipated album The Electric Lady on September 10, effectively making her the Q.U.E.E.N. of the world. We’re all thoroughly excited for her reign. It’s no surprise that we’ve been in love with the starlet’s smooth croons and funky tunes since day one. Our affair reignited when she partnered up with Erykah Badu in early May for the song that made us dance to all of its feminist, hair-whipping, confidence-boosting...
Recently, there’s been an all-out Twitter war between two of our favorite feminist women: Jezebel writer and comedian Lindy West, and BUST columnist and comedian Roseanne Barr.   The debate focuses on the subject of rape jokes—when it’s appropriate to tell them, and what the appropriate response to them should be.   The flames started after Lindy posted a story on Jezebel, called, “If Comedy Has No Lady Problem, Why Am I Getting So Many Rape Threats?” It was about the response she received after...
  Miranda July wants to give you something. She’s got these cool, creative friends, and her friends have email accounts just brimming with interesting private messages that she thinks your eyes should sneak a peek at. Which friends? Oh, just Lena Dunham, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kirsten Dunst, writers Sheila Heti and Etgar Keret, artists Catherine Opie and Danh Vo, physicist Lee Smolin, and Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy (!). Together, plus you, these creative brains make up WE THINK ALONE.     It's Miranda's latest artsy endeavor: you sign up to receive...
  “You know what’s the male-equivalent of calling a girl a slut? Calling a guy a creep.” These are actual words my ex-boyfriend once said to me. And he was wrong, of course. Like, dead wrong, you can't even compare the damage of the of the two - what are you even talking about? But I can kind of see the parallel, and it’s something I’ve thought about since. In fact, I've discussed this at length over many mojitos: What defines a creep? According to a recent article...