Words can hurt, but even more hurtful is the silence that surrounds them. We are too hard on ourselves, too ashamed of our scars, too determined to be unbreakable; so we have a good cry and internalize and  become victims of an emotionally oppressive society. By giving voice and validation to women and their stories Jamie Oliveira's new project (More Than) Dust aims to help heal broken hearts. The campaign began after the response Oliveira got when she posted ... Read More
Eco-activist Christine Finley is making taking out the trash a fabulous experience in cities around the world with her Wallpapered Dumpster Project. In Rome, Vienna, New York, and L.A., the artist is enrapturing her viewers with environmentally-inspired artwork in the hopes of reminding the public that our earth is beautiful and deserves care. Her work is fun, gorgeous, and action-oriented, so obviously we're obsessed with it.   Make sure if you are in LA to ... Read More
BUSTies, unite! We’re extremely excited to be media sponsors of the 2015 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference happening in Arlington, VA (right outside of DC) this weekend. This awesome event will be a great opportunity for young feminists to network with like-minded ladies and learn about important issues women are facing in our country and around the world. Also, the lineup of badass female speakers in attendance is pretty ... Read More
Yet another frat has failed to surprise us with their disgusting behavior, this time unleashing their brazen stupidity in the not-so-private world of the Internet. Penn State's Kappa Delta Rho's "2.0" Facebook page—which shared members' pictures of nude, unconscious women, drugs, and hazing with its 144 members—has been under police investigation since mid-January. The frat's first site (so cleverly named “Covert Business Transactions") featured ... Read More
Yup, that’s right.  This just took the VCC (Vulvar Clitoral Complex, let's make that a thing okay?) to another level. If you’re an open-minded/bare-all-and-don’t-give-a-shit-who-sees-it kind of person, these clit-themed Mac and PC track pads (3 sizes: small, medium, and large) are definitely one way to make that known. So. Here they are. Drawbacks: This item doesn’t really feature a diverse or realistic range of vaginas. And of the ... Read More
Betty Boop is a character many of us grew up with, either in animated form or through lots of merchandise. But the cartoon sensation has a more interesting back story than you might imagine: Though Helen Kane is typically credited as the inspiration for Betty Boop, Paramount Studios proved that she actually didn't originate the character or its iconic “boop-oop-a-doop” catchphrase. A Harlem club singer named Esther Jones, a.k.a. Baby Esther, came up ... Read More
  Last week, we here at BUST were so excited to discover that visionary journalist Maia Weinstock had created a set of Legos featuring the four past and present women of the Supreme Court. O’Connor, Ginsberg, Sotomayor and Kagan, the whole gang, their bench and the SCOTUS library were ready and submitted to Lego Ideas- the platform that allows people to submit designs for potential products with the company.  But five days after proposing her ... Read More
While capturing the true beauty of brown skin eluded photographers for nearly a century—it wasn't until the 1970s and '80s that film was reformulated so that its emulsions were sensitive to the nuances of non-white complexions—whoever snapped the photos of these women of color during the 1800s were doing something right. The images of these glorious Victorian Age gals are so very rare, and wonderful: Take a look and see for ... Read More
So Disney has decided it wants to continue milking the cash cow that is Frozen. (Insert Let it Go pun here.) Even those who consider Frozen overhyped cannot deny that it's become a phenomenon that has little girls (and boys) screaming for more Elsa, Ana, and Olaf (…not much love for Kristoff.) Elsa and Ana’s story has driven tons of feminist think pieces about female relationships, the modern fairytale, and stories that don’t need ... Read More
To celebrate the release of Julie Jackson's updated tome, Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side, we're going to be running a "stitchalong" here on BUST.com. And Julie's even designed a special pattern just for us. Cool, right? If you've never heard of a stitchalong, don't worry. Basically we will all be working on this sampler at the same time, and can share progress shots and ask questions (and have them answered) on the site. ... Read More
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