It's hard enough to teach a room full of hormonally-unstable fifth graders how to do multiplication, but it's probably much harder when you know you won't be able to TGIF-party down with a couple of beers when the weekend rolls around.  That's just one hardship teachers faced during the 1920s. Specifically, one hardship female teachers faced. Thanks to a host of sexist and oppressing vintage ads, we already know that having a va-jay-jay back in the day ... Read More
As we women get older, culturally our value diminishes and, unless you happen to be Helen Mirren and have managed to hold on to that fountain of youth and relevance, younger models are brought in to sell images. Thankfully, some artists are promoting different styles of beauty. Young artist Sasha Frolova, a freelance photographer and actress based in NYC, had done a collection of photos featuring her grandmother—who, might we just say, looks fierce as ... Read More
Between starring in Obvious Child, making weird voices, writing the book version of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, appearing on the dearly departed Parks and Recreation, and having a lead role on Married, our biggest lady crush Jenny Slate has been on the fast track to alt-comedienne stardom for the past year. And though Slate might be stepping down from her lead at FX don’t mistake that as our gal getting a downgrade. Because in actuality could ... Read More
When Brooklyn-based artist Caledonia Curry, AKA "Swoon," found herself at a table with activist, writer, and all-around goddess Gloria Steinem, she literally gave her the ring off her finger. We are all green with envy. It was the all too perfect scenario of meeting your feminist role model while wearing a vagina-inspired accessory and having the gusto to be like, “Gloria Steinem, will you wear my clit ring?” (Okay, so she probably didn’t ... Read More
Happy Friday BUSTies!  Before you go out and kick ass this weekend by being your fabulous selves, here are a few stories you may have missed throughout the week: Ever been curious about squirting? How to Vajaculate: If You Build It She Will Come is a video that plays around with the female orgasm. Featuring Wanda Sykes, Nina Hartley and Maja D’Aoust, this video is sure to make you laugh out loud, pussy juice blasting the patriarchy. Looking for those ... Read More
We are still super excited about the potential of a woman being on the $20 bill and the effort that Womenon20.org have put into this campaign. Going through the 15 potential list of candidates, we reflected on all the great women who sacrificed so much for us. Of course, we noticed some omissions; how can there only be 15 women worthy of minting? We thought of five (well, technically four) more women who should deserve consideration. Not just for the ... Read More
Good news, circus fans: Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus are planning to eliminate acts featuring elephants by 2018. This particular circus has been using animal acts since P.T Barnum began bringing them onto the show 145 years ago. Elephants have been a fan favorite since the debut of Jumbo, an Asian elephant, in 1882. Animal rights groups have been challenging the way we view animal-centric entertainment for years now. They claim the animals' ... Read More
The long, dark night of the soul known as life P3R (Post-30 Rock) is finally getting a little lighter today thanks to Netflix. The streaming service is now unveiling its latest original series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the show is everything a smart, lady-centric-comedy lover could hope for.  Created by the world’s greatest living human Tina Fey and her 30 Rock co-conspirator Robert Carlock, Kimmy stars BUST’s April/May cover gal Ellie ... Read More
In time for this Sunday’s International Women’s Day (woot, woot!), London agency WCRS has teamed up with Women's Aid and Ocean Outdoor for a state-of-the-art campaign against domestic violence. Using digital billboards with facial recognition technology, they’re giving people the power to “heal” the image of a battered woman. The billboards depict the image of a woman with bruises and a bloody lip. When passers-by heed the message ... Read More
Our Icelandic queen, Björk, is back at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC for her very own retrospective! I had the opportunity to check it out the other day, and honestly, I had no idea what to expect. I was handed an audio guide with headphones and there was a vibrant buzz around the MoMA as I followed the bright pink wall toward the Björk Songlist exhibit. After a brief introduction, I stepped into the first space of the exhibit and was ... Read More
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