As a Columbia University sophomore, Emma Sulkowicz was sexually assaulted in her dorm room. Now a senior, she has carried the mattress she was raped on to classes and appointments as a part of her thesis, entitled "Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)," after the university failed to take legal action against her attacker. On Tuesday, Sulkowicz carried the mattress to Columbia’s graduation ceremony amidst cheers and applause.
Sulkowicz has been drawing ... Read More
Bad news for anyone who still uses their velvet-embossed, rainbow-colored Lisa Frank pencil case: The Lisa Frank corporation is not “upset so much as disappointed” that Frank’s artwork has been co-opted by the Feminist Lisa Frank blog, which is obviously an awesome explosion of bright colors, kittens, and female empowerment.
The Lisa Frank Corporation has a history of messy PR: Jezebel ran a story about “the rainbow gulag” and ... Read More
Going along to today's BUST Summer Craftacular at York Hall in London? You could win this fabulous Rob Ryan print, along with a cache of other great prizes. Just sign up with your email to be in with a chance to win! Can't make the event? You can enter the raffle by Facebook and Instagram, too, so long as you are based in the UK (we can't ship the prizes internationally). Just head on over to our pages and like or follow us, then comment on our raffle picture that ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on May 12, 2015
A few years ago, I fell in love for the first time. I was living in Brooklyn, NY and he lived in Austin, TX. As is the case with many long distance, star-crossed loves, it was an emotional roller coaster of a grey area relationship that inevitably ended in the most bloody crash and burn disaster of the heart I had ever experienced.
Meanwhile, I was designing at a digital media company and still in the first few years of workshopping my knowledge and craft of ... Read More
This Sunday's BUST Craftacular at York Hall in Bethnal Green will be full to the rafters with talented designer-makers (you can see the line-up here), but shoppers will also be able to try their hand at a new craft.
Learn to knit with A Common Thread and make this super statement necklace in a cool recycled-jersey yarn (1-3pm, FREE). Get your glue and glitter on and "Pimp Your Shades!" with Use It Up. Wear It Out (2-4pm, £5 on the day). You can saw and ... Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on May 06, 2015
Heads up BUSTies! Mother's Day is this coming Sunday, and although you shouldn't need another reason to celebrate the extraordinary maternal figures in your life, it's a great opportunity to show some gratitude. I mean, not many people can be tasked with changing your diaper, putting up with your teenage angst, listening to your long distance meltdowns, explaining how to fill out your W-2 AGAIN, coaching you through a six layer lasagna over FaceTime and still ... Read More
Periods aren't fun—many of us break out, get super moody, crave all the chocolate, spend an afternoon on the couch with cramps. But imagine having your period while being homeless, with no access to a clean bathroom or a place to shower, without a couple extra dollars to buy sanitary supplies. This is unfortunate the reality that homeless women face every single day, but three feminist Intagrammers are working to make things a little easier for this already ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on May 04, 2015
Today it’s easy to find an app to log any metric you’re interested in: calories, menstrual cycles, steps taken in a day. But back in the mid-20th century, a young woman had only pen and paper with which to keep track of daily events, be they momentous or mundane. That’s where the “Him” Book pictured above came into play.
The “Him” Book was a special notebook for teenage girls to — in the rhyming words printed on the ... Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on May 01, 2015
Sex and Society, a European nonprofit group that provides sex education to high school students, has adjusted its curriculum as of late to include not just an emphasis on preventing pregnancy, but also being more positive about pregnancy. And as happy as we are that the shame circulating around unplanned pregnancies is slowly evaporating, we aren’t sure how we feel about all of this being a part of Europe’s less-than-subtle approach to encourage women ... Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Apr 30, 2015
Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed her optimism earlier in February that the court will eventually rule in favor of gay marriage. However, the Supreme Court was still deeply divided on Tuesday when they started to hear oral arguments to the historic Obergefell v. Hodges—even though anti-gay activists are also expecting gay marriage to ultimately win out.
Accepting possible defeat (and being on the wrong side of history) didn’t stop anti-gay activists from ... Read More