Quantcast

Blog

This holiday season, instead of an American Girl doll, consider buying the young girls (and boys!) in your life a diverse doll created specifically to boost self-esteem. Dr. Lisa Williams created the Positively Perfect doll company to offer dolls that represented multicultural children like hers, and that reflected their beauty. Williams said that she launched the company to, "Encourage dreams, promote intelligence, challenge perceptions, and open [children's] hearts to all types of beauty." In order to reach a diverse crowd the dolls are available with all...
In the wake of the election, we’re searching for any sliver of a silver lining we can find, and Pun Champion Sam Corbin has seriously delivered with her “50 Powerful Lady Puns (in 120 seconds).” The spoken word piece is an anti-Trump tirade that works in the names of 50 awesome ladies from Meryl Streep to Malala Yousafzai and Shirley Chisholm to Sojourner Truth. Corbin is a writer and performer based in Brooklyn, and several-time winner of Punderdome 3000, ‘New York’s most puntastic’ monthly competition....
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine earlier this month, Evan Rachel Wood quietly came forward about her past experiences with sexual assault and how her own traumas have helped to develop her character in HBO’s Westworld. However, on November 28th, Wood decided to fully come out about her past on her Twitter account by publicizing a letter that she has sent to journalist Alex Morris after the interview had initially taken place. In the letter, Wood blatantly addresses the struggles that she continues to...
  A popular clickbait caption last week read, “Trump Says He Is ‘Fine’ With Same-Sex Marriage.” Each article used this spin in their headlines discussing Trump’s recent 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl. It wasn’t shocking to view a lackluster message to his bigoted followers, or a suggestion to reverse Roe v. Wade. The interview aired during the same span of time where he appointed his Chief of Staff, Steve Bannon, ringleader of the alt-right. Then there’s his vice president who believes gays can be electrocuted...
As the neo-Nazi organization that refers to itself as the "alt-right" continues to gain support in the U.S., media outlets and media consumers are struggling with what language should be used in reference to its members. As we at BUST have written in the past, the term "alt-right" is used in an attempt to rebrand white nationalism, and using it dangerously misrepresents the ideals of its supporters. That's why an advertising professional, who goes by the pseudonym George Zola, created a Google Chrome extension called "Stop...