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  Some of you Internet users may be familiar with the ‘Idiot Nerd Girl’ meme. For those who are not, it's a meme depicting a young girl with thick plastic-framed glasses, on top of images emblazoned with a joke about what a poseur she is and how she doesn’t understand nerd culture. Examples include‘42 lolololol. Douglas Adams? Who is that? and ‘Monty Python is the funniest guy ever.' These jokes are weak because they perpetuate the already annoying stereotype that women can’t hack it in nerd...
One of our favorite actresses and funny girls, (oh *and* upcoming BUST cover girls) Aubrey Plaza, appears in a short film entitled “It’s Getting Late,” from Miu Miu’s “Women’s Tales” series.  “Women’s Tales” is a series of four videos by female directors that premieres at the Venice Film Festival this week.   The film, directed by Massy Tadjedin, also includes Patricia Clarkson, British actress Gemma Arterton, and Japanese actress Rinko Kinkuchi.  All of the ladies are dressed in Miu Miu’s ready-to-wear collection, which the trailer showcases nicely...
  There was a breach in security at the Republican National Convention in Tampa last Wednesday, but the gatecrashers in question weren't there to get violent. The perpetrators were 21-year-old Laura Mills, a recent college graduate from Illinois' Knox College, and retired colonel Ann Wright. The two feminists are members of the women’s anti-war group, CodePink, and caused a scene to interrupt the speech of Vice President candidate, Paul Ryan.   The CodePink members waited until Ryan was eight minutes into his speech to strike.  When he mentioned...
  Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon have assembled a coalition of artists against fracking in New York, aptly named Artists Against Fracking. In case you didn't know, fracking involves using massive amounts of chemically treated water to tap into underground rock deposits, which are rich with natural gas. Although there has been research into the safety of this process, many people, like Ono, are concerned about the chemicals involved in the process and the possibility that they'll contaminate our water and air. Rightfully so, since...
We're loving the fashions in these 1970s-era pictures of students at Brooklyn's Saint Joseph's College, which Flavorpill posted recently.      Many of the styles look pretty similar to the ones ladies are sporting today, like the large black-rimmed glasses, pea coats, button downs, and belted waists.  In fact, there are probably awesomely stylish girls dressed like this walking around Brooklyn right now.      There are also quintessentially 70s plaids, vests, flares, and jumpers (most likely made out of wonderful heavy polyester). We're wishing we could locate the thrift store...