A class-action suit has been filed against the Wal-Mart corporation on behalf of 1.5 million former and current Wal-Mart women workers. The plaintiffs claim that Wal-Mart promotes a work culture of patriarchy where women are constantly devalued in the workplace. The sex discrimination case includes multiple instances of men being promoted over women with similar qualifications, wage disparity that favors men in comparable positions as women, - in one case, a male ... Read More

Potty Protection

BY Eileen Milman in General

The expression "powdering my nose" (which I've always been told was the polite way to excuse one's self to the bathroom) doesn't aptly describe the struggle of using a public toilet. It can be a lengthy process that can include finding a place to hang a purse, unraveling rolls of toilet paper to shield one's hiney, and kicking the flusher so you don't have to be exposed to God knows what flesh eating bacteria, etc. I have never bothered lining toilet ... Read More
Back for its 7th year, this fabulously inexpensive flea market caters to fashionable gals sizes 14+ and will be acting as a fundraiser for Nolose and The Femme Collective, two wonderful body positive organizations. The Fat Girl Flea Market takes place, Saturday, April 30th from 12pm-8pm at the NYC LGBT Community Center (208 West 13th Street, NYC on the 1st floor). Admission is $10.  Donations can be dropped off at the LGBT Community Center on Friday ... Read More
Coachella is a place where celebrities and concert go-ers alike blend together in a sea of festival style. While it’s still a bit chilly in N.Y.C., it warms my style spirit to see spring dresses, fancy sunglasses, and wide-brimmed hats galore. These pictures are a breath of fresh air as spring officially begins and people are wearing more and more color! It’s only going to get warmer here, but I hear it was pretty warm at Coachella already. You gotta ... Read More
Yes. This five-minute gem of a video gets everything right.  Released in 1997, the group is made up of Lili, Tahmineh and Sepideh - three Iranian-American ladies who reside in California but sing in Farsi. Apparently, the group is the first all-women Iranian band. The single title  "Khorshid Khanoom" means Lady Sun in Farsi, and the video reflects the ladies' Earth Mother sensibility. With different colored hair pieces representing three of the four ... Read More
Jay-z's new blog is LEGIT. The aesthetically pleasing front page makes it's content easy to browse. The photographs are pristine, the articles are attention grabbing and interesting and the candid interview with Gwyneth Paltrow where she reveals her secret love of gangster rap is totally adorable. "I went to LA the summer between my junior and senior year of high school and i discovered N.W.A which became my obsession." Personally, one of the highlights of the site ... Read More
Have you ever looked through your old school book at images of historical male figures thought, “Dayum that dude is hot,” and then thought, “Wait..that guy is totally dead. Is that creepy?” I know I have, but I figure, hey, hot is hot, which is why it makes me happy that a blog called Bangable Dudes in History exists. Gotta love the internet. Not only do they post general hotness, but they also mention the historical reasons to ... Read More
Check out BUST’s very own Senior Editor in “Beyond the Runway: Lisa Butterworth and Magazine Editing” via online magazine M.I.S.S! She dishes on what it’s like behind the scenes, what “editing” really means, her career path up until now, and, of course, her favorite part of the job (which is basically..everything). One of the best parts is her advice to aspiring editors. When asked what they should know or learn, she says, ... Read More
     According to a new game on Facebook, America 2049, social networking can be socially conscious! The new game is centered on such topics as forced sex work and prostitution, racial profiling, segregation, abortion issues, LGBTQ injustice, marriage inequality, and general disillusion of government. Created by global human rights organization Breakthrough, the game proves that we can use social media to generate actual social change.    ... Read More
Model, Coco Rocha, a fan of tumblr and a blogger herself, recently came in contact with photographer, Jamie Beck, through Tumblr’s fashion director, Richard Tong. As a part of Tumblr’s fashion week collaborations, Coco and Jamie came together to create these gorgeous cinemagraphs, or as Coco describes them, “Beautiful images that are more than a photo, but not quite a video.” Wearing Oscar de la Renta and set in Coco's apartment the ... Read More
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