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  There are few phrases in the English language more abhorrent, more insidious, more absolutely goddamn infuriating than these five words: They were asking for it. Rape is never, ever, the victim’s fault. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks so – as everyone from assholes on social media to tennis stars to cops play into rape culture, often questioning the victim while giving the benefit of the doubt to the perpetrator. When politicians like Todd Akin utter the words “legitimate rape,” he is operating on an idea that rape exists...
Upon first listen to Cool Breeze Over the Mountains, you'd be pretty surprised to think that Spaceships is only made up of the two L.A. dwellers, Jessie Waite and Kevin LaRose. The duo manage to make the 9-track album sound louder, fuller, and radder than you'd ever expect from a two-piece. Waite and LaRose do it all themselves and do a damn good job of it. Drawing from fellow Californian punks The Muffs, the super duper lo-fi songs make for a quintessential bedroom rock 'n'...
Here at BUST HQ, we waded bra-deep into the best lady-friendly TV, music, movies, and fashion the season has to offer to bring you our blockbuster August/Sept Fall Preview Issue! In this edition, you'll be getting everything you need for an awesome autumn: from sneak peeks at new looks from our favorite indie designers, to rockin’ recipes to wow your pals, to the latest updates on pop culture’s most important time of year. We’re also spending quality time with some famous faces in entertainment, from rap...
Pop star Janelle Monáe is at once retro and futuristic, disarmingly down-to-earth and freakishly abstract. Here, she reveals the strategy behind her trendsetting look, the origins of her “divinely inspired” alter ego, and what it’s like to hang out with the president Janelle Monáe may have been born to sing, dance, and write some of the most creative pop albums ever to hit an iPod, but the world wouldn’t have known about her if it weren’t for the video for “Tightrope.” The 2010 breakout single (featuring Big Boi) made her an Internet sensation,...
You might have seen the commercials for U by Kotex's sport pantyliners, that ran in Australia, where the narrating voice tells you that "sweat patches" are "not good." Zoom in on crotch of girl doing crunches in the gym, looking totes embarrassed because "OMG I'M NOT ALLOWED TO SWEAT DOWN THERE!" The ad goes on to show women noticing their disgusting, wet down-theres and then fleeing the scene or attempting to clumsily hide this humiliating part of their workout. If you haven't seen it already, here...
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