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Looking for eyewear that's both stylish and philanthropic? Check out Fetch Eyewear, the Portland-based, independent company that is dedicated to providing fashionable, affordable eyewear that supports an awesome cause. Not only will you flip for Fetch’s adorable shades and frames, you’re sure to dig their mission: funding animal rescue and animal rights activism in Portland.  Founded in 2004 by Ann Sacks, Fetch is dedicated to working with independent optical shops—sourcing high-quality materials directly from manufacturers and suppliers while keeping costs low.

Last week's parties were an absolute blast! Our sexy V-Day crafting party at Babeland Soho was packed to the gills, and over 75 people danced, drank, crafted, and snacked the night away at our Love & Sex Issue release party at Bar Matchless. Thanks again to DJ Ali, the crafty gals of Tatty Devine, and our sponsor Pretzel Crisps for providing us with a pretzel and dip bar to keep us going throughout the night. We can't wait for the next par-tay...but in the meantime, enjoy these party pics by photog extraordinaire Sarja Hasan. Some BUST fans gettin' down with Jason.

Photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero turns her feelings of discomfort and awkwardness into striking images in her project, Wait Watchers. The photographs depict Morris-Cafiero, an obese woman, performing everyday tasks and actions in public. Using a tripod and self-timer, she is able to capture self portraits that are often rendered heartbreaking by cruel passers-by in the background.  Having struggled with her weight all her life, Morris-Cafiero is well aware of the unabashed stares and rude remarks she attracts in public spaces.

Perhaps the most remarkable part of this week’s episode of Girls was the insane backlash that it immediately sparked on the internet. The credits hadn’t even begun to roll when trolls came out of the digital woodwork to hate on the fact that Lena Dunham’s character Hannah managed to bag herself a mega-hottie like Patrick Wilson’s Joshua.  Commenters were outraged by Dunham's audacity, crying that someone as attractive as Patrick Wilson would never deign to sleep with someone so un-centerfold-y.

[Trigger Warning: This post contains a description of sexual and physical assault that may potentially be triggering for survivors of such abuse.] A Saudi preacher in the city of Riyadh, imprisoned for the murder of his five-year-old daughter, may be looking at an unthinkably light sentence for his crimes. Fayhan Al Gamdi, a Muslim cleric who often appears as a guest on TV networks, confessed to the deadly beating and rape of his young daughter, Lama Al Ghamdi. The girl was admitted to the hospital in December 2011, and passed away this past October.

Tired of fielding questions about your enduring singleness from prying family members? Why not rent a significant other for your next family gathering, and nip those harping questions in the bud! This tactic, which might at first sound like something out of a romantic comedy, has become a viable option for women in China. Scouring the classified ads in China will yield postings for proffered male companionship...for the right price.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s death. The writer took her own life less than a month after the publication of what was perhaps her best-known work, The Bell Jar. To mark the passing of a half-century, The Guardian rounded up a group of female poets and writers to share their impressions and feelings about Plath's work and influence.

Patrick Wilson as Joshua In a recent interview, Lena Dunham stated that Girls is never going to glorify commodified sex: that is, putting the characters in situations where they sleep with someone for status or money or because they have a nice apartment.This is admirable, of course—but so far, this season has been all about status-driven (and usually, super unsatisfying) sex: Jessa and Thomas-John, Elijah and George, and most recently, Marnie and Booth. This week, Hannah tries her hand at the wealthy-and-established-older-dude game.

In her usual funny but pointed way, Ellen has called out the Boy Scouts on their rather un-scout-ly policy of banning gay men from their organization. In a clip from a recent episode, Ellen puts in her two cents about the Boy Scouts' decision to postpone their vote on whether to allow the participation of openly gay members and leaders in the future.

Amy Sedaris, one of our favorite comedians, makes a hilarious appearance in the latest episode of F to 7th, a "homoneurotic web series" from the mind of Ingrid Jungermann. Sedaris plays Kate, Ingrid's wildly inappropriate aunt. The episode, "Family" is full of cringe-worthy one-liners that Sedaris delivers with unapologetic gusto. Watching it, you want to crawl under the table on Jungermann's behalf, but feel compelled to keep your eyes glued to the train wreck of a lunch date.
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