on Nov 13, 2013
First the good news: Lily Allen just released a new song that is most likely the most hard-hitting feminist anthem to come out since Helen Reddy's "I am woman, hear me roar."
Now the bad, bad, very bad news: In the video for the song, Lily is seen dancing, fully clothed, among a gaggle of very thin, very underdressed twerking women of color.
See, the video starts out pretty okay. Lily is on the operating table getting fat sucked out of her ... Read More
on Nov 07, 2013
Recently, NYC subway stops and bus shelters have been plastered with the faces of little girls in all their smiling glory. Printed over the image of each girl is the headline "I'm a Girl" and then, smaller, "I'm Beautiful the Way I am."
In between those lines are listed the various ways that the girl is "beautiful": "I'm a leader, adventurous, outgoing, sporty, unique, smart and strong," for instance.
Are you feeling the warm-fuzzies ... Read More
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on Sep 27, 2013
Last year, when the farmer's market was looking sad with nothing but kale and onions and potatoes, I bought a sugar pumpkin, just 'cause it looked so cute. When I got it home I wasn't quite sure what I'd do with it. Unlike Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins, which really aren't the most delicious for cooking and eating, sugar pumpkins are much smaller, more round than squat, and they have flesh that is firmer, and less stringy and watery, than their larger sisters.
That ... Read More
on Sep 25, 2013
This heartwarming video, of a father helping soothe his 4-year-old little girl's fear of fireworks by singing a precious song with her, is guaranteed to make you happy, so watch it whenever you feel you need a boost.
But be warned: Side-effects may include instantaneous release of eggs from ovaries; overwhelming desire to locate sperm immediately; uterine weeping; blurred vision from tears of joy; uncontrolled desire to clutch at heart; sudden urge to say ... Read More
on Sep 19, 2013
In today's extremely-important-you-really-need-to-read-this feminist news, various sources are reporting that elephants and dogs have been recently seen frolicking together.
We first received the news this morning, when the Huffington Post uncovered the story that Bubbles and Bella, an elephant and a dog, are totes besties. As revealed in the video below, they do indeed seem to be quite attached to each other.
Global Animal later ... Read More
on Sep 18, 2013
In an effort to halt the "hypersexualization" of young girls, the French upper house has voted to pass a proposal that would outlaw beauty contests for girls under 16, with penalties for breaking the law ranging from fines to jail time.
The ban would put an end to events like France's Mini Miss contest, which, much like our own Toddler's and Tiaras, even has its own reality TV series. (Although, from the images on the show's website, this ... Read More
on Sep 17, 2013
We get loads of press releases here at BUST— sometimes about things that are really relevant to us and our readers, and sometimes, well, sometimes not.
And the press release we received yesterday was just wrong in a thousand million ways. So wrong, in fact, that just describing it wouldn't be enough. Instead, we wanted to share the entire release with you. Granted, sharing it with you is exactly what the publicist was hoping for, but somehow we don't think ... Read More
on Sep 17, 2013
Getting antsy waiting for the new season of Downton Abbey? I kinda am. Unfortunately, we are going to have to wait until 2014 (Jan 4, to be exact), until the series returns.
Luckily for us, however, the geniusly talented artist Kim Parkhurst has created a series of paintings which portray each of the major players as animals. And damned if she hasn't nailed the right animal for each character. Like Anna, above, as a greyhound? Perfect!
Even better, though, ... Read More
on Aug 30, 2013
For this Freebie Friday, BUST and saucy goods subscription company, Unbound are powering up to give away this quarter's Unbound Box.
Unbound is the result of three girls who wanted a better way to discover and enjoy erotic products. Seeking to inspire more than just better sex: Unbound aims to inspire adventure, a healthy view of sex and better communication in the bedroom (or wherever the boots are being knocked). Every 3 months Unbound delivers a curated box ... Read More
on Aug 14, 2013
Hey ladies! Some dude named Bryan Goldberg wants to ask you this:
"Isn’t it time for a women’s publication that puts world news and politics alongside beauty tips? What about a site that takes an introspective look at the celebrity world, while also having a lot of fun covering it? How about a site that offers career advice and book reviews, while also reporting on fashion trends and popular memes?"Oh hey, Bryan, let me go one further: ... Read More