BY Oriana Asano
on Apr 03, 2014
I used to think The Onion was a real magazine when I was younger (...erm), and today the satirical news source came close to proving younger me right. Earlier today, the site published a "news" clip called “Increasing Number of Men Pressured to Accept Realistic Standards of Female Beauty,” and the piece was depressingly accurate. I know the writers are mocking how the beauty ideal controls men’s notions of how the women in their lives should look, but I could totally see some sleazy dude’s magazine writing this exact article with no tongue-in-cheek. Read More
BY Brittany Allen
on Feb 27, 2014
Looks like the fierce ladies of Reductress have done it again. In the video below, an actually real and bona fide author (Maya Michaels) explains how she won the prestigious Featherton Award by inscribing her entire novel on...her fingertips. Take a look at the clip below for the outlandish results:
Consistently on-point, Reductress remains a brilliant source for faux-feminews -- we still consider it our very own Onion. Read More
BY Lindsey Gentile
on Feb 27, 2013
There has been a whole lot of buzz since Sunday night’s Oscars. Several websites, interviews, and news sources have expressed outrage over Seth MacFarlane’s sexist comments and his now infamous boob song. (Thanks Seth, I can’t get that stupid, douchey song out of my head.) I guess he made his point if everyone can’t stop talking about him.
But one of the most outrageous scandals from the Oscars is the infamous Onion tweet calling the cutest kid in Hollywood, Quvenzhané Wallis, a cunt. Totally appropriate, right?
Listen, I get it. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Feb 26, 2013
There are three major things we’ve been talking about at BUST re: The Oscars—Anne Hathaway’s nipples, Jennifer Lawrence’s wonderfully goofy presser, and “that tweet”. You know, the one that satirical news purveyor The Onion sent out the night of the awards, regarding Quvenzhané Wallis. I’ll refrain from repeating it because one, you’ve probably already seen it and two, it makes me feel icky. Read More