A New York Times article is encouraging sororities to throw parties as part of a larger effort to minimize the risk of sexual violence against women at campus Greek parties. The article claims that if sororities offered alternatives to frat parties, they would prevent some of the obvious dangers that many frat parties tend to have and create safer spaces for women to enjoy themselves. “Instead of only regulating fraternities,” the article says, ... Read More
No need to celebrate—but today marks the anniversary of the passage of one of many inane laws women have been subjected to over the course of American history, just because they have lady parts. On January 21, 1908, the Sullivan Ordinance was put into effect in New York City, barring the owners of public places from allowing women to smoke on their premises. Even more nonsensical than the idea of outlawing this in the first place is the fact that the law did ... Read More
We watched with bated breath last night during the SOTU...and were happy to find that women's equality issues came up a lot (deservedly so, of course). But for those of you who tuned out somewhere around the ISIS part or maybe missed the speech altogether, these were the five feminist items that stuck out the most to BUST editors. Drum roll please... 1. The pay gap has got to go. Congress is responsible for passing a law that ensures “a woman is paid ... Read More
THAT'S RIGHT. Abbi and Ilana met up with Corin, Carrie, and Janet at the Ace Hotel last week for a super sweet Q&A sesh (why oh why were we not in on this one?!). All five ladies are on top of the world right now, between a new season of Broad City and the band's U.S. tour and album (not to mention a little show called Portlandia you may have heard of). Abbi and Ilana checked with the trio about No Cities To Love, their life on the road, and what it's like to ... Read More
 In this day and age, everyone understands the power of a well-executed Valencia filter. But let’s get real: that morning muffin might have looked awash in a golden halo of soft light, but we all know that it was shoved into the depths of a purse about 60 seconds later for a crowded commute. Everyday life is decidedly less glamorous than how many of us portray it on our various social media accounts – Instagram especially – and yet we are ... Read More
When U.K. agency Sport England found that many women are not participating in fitness activities due to fear of judgment and stigma about their bodies, they decided to do something about it: January 12th saw the launch of brilliant campaign #ThisGirlCan, which encourages  women of all shapes and body types to go out there and get their sweat on. Research by the Sport England showed that women between the ages of 14 and 40 are less active than their male ... Read More
Vermont Teddy Bear Company has released a 50 Shades of Grey Christian Grey bear in anticipation of the film’s release next month. Per the product’s page: Dominate Valentine’s Day this year. Give the one you want something that will obsess and possess them. With all of the trappings of a memorable gift—daring, passion, exciting next-to-skin touch, she’ll be desperate to get close. Bear seduces her with silky, smoky Grey fur; ... Read More
   San Francisco post-punk outfit Erase Errata has made a smashing return with Lost Weekend, their first full-length album in nine years. Known for concise compositions and experimental performances, this all-female trio doesn’t disappoint with its new tightly crafted collection. Because they no longer live near one another, the members of Erase Errata (Jenny Hoyston, Ellie Erickson, and Bianca Sparta) recorded Lost Weekend over three rare days ... Read More
We here at BUST work really hard to promote an inclusive, sex-positive mindset in what we read and write: We believe once you’re an adult, your decisions are entirely your own, so long as they are consensual and don’t harm anyone else. But sometimes we come across something that is so…what’s the word…icky?...that we just don’t know what to do with ourselves. We’re talking about this New York Mag article in which an 18 ... Read More
Today celebrates the birthday of the amazing MLK, one of the most famous champions of the civil rights’ movement. We want to celebrate with 5 facts about King that aren’t really talked about in the history books in school, and ones that even you might not know about. 1. He believed that capitalism was not very useful in modern society. In a letter from prison to wife Coretta Scott King, MLK shared his thoughts on capitalism, saying that he was ... Read More
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