BY Hanna Lustig
on Jul 10, 2015
Make no mistake – women have made history. They’ve invented machines, cured diseases, discovered scientific phenomena, summited mountains, built landmarks, fought battles, championed causes, saved lives, won elections, and flown aircrafts. Female-identified folk have achieved so much – more than I can ever hope to list here – but most of those achievements have gone without proper recognition.
Monuments to currency, postage stamps to national holidays, the faces, names, and legacies of women are woefully underrepresented, if not absent entirely. Read More
BY Veronica Santos
on Mar 17, 2015
A new smartphone app called MediCapt created by the New York based non-profit organization Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is being made accessible to doctors of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially in 2016.
The DRC has long been an area where the amount of rape victims are in shocking numbers. In 2011, the American Journal of Public Health found that more than 400,000 Congolese women ages 15-49 had been raped between the years 2006 and 2007. That’s about 4 women raped every 5 minutes and around 48 women raped every hour. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 13, 2014
The New York Comic Con enforced a harassment policy this year, including the motto "Cosplay is Not Consent." The new rules stated that permission is needed to take a picture or in anyway interact with a cosplayer. Any harassment experienced can be immediately reported to any staff member through the office or the Comic Con App.
I spent a good part of my day interviewing attendees, mostly women, about how they feel about these rules, the Con this year, and about women in the industry and fan base. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 05, 2014
Ever find emojis too bland for your lifestyle? Graffiti artist Claw Money, also known as Claudia Gold, has your back. She’s been super involved in the graffiti art of '80s and '90s, which catapulted her into more creative positions, like fashion director of Swindle Magazine and head of her own clothing line.
Now she’s entering iPhone app territory with Hi-Art, her new line of emoji-like stickers. The app is free and has plenty of free stickers within the app, making it totally worth the download. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Jan 28, 2014
Praise the App Gods. The incredible ass-kicking team behind Miss Representation has given us yet another gem. #NotBuyingIt is an app dedicated to calling out sexist representation, and celebrating media that empowers women and girls.
The app reads like an Instagram/Twitter hybrid. As you scroll through your #NotBuyingIt timeline, you read short posts from other righteous feminists calling out some horrible stuff, and you throw a mini-celebration that other like-minded women are as smart, as aware, and as frustrated as you are. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 18, 2013
Long live the 90's craze! To complement that $60 flannel shirt you just bought from Urban Outfitters, why not dig even deeper into the age of Nirvana and scrunchies with the Tamagotchi App?!
You heard me right, people. Now you can care for your totally useless, pixilated virtual pets on your mobile device of choice. Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. (Love is fun everywhere, duh!) allows you to select from two modes: old school, and a newfangled, fancy-pants mode. Whoever would choose the latter just needs to stop.
I, for one, could not be more excited about this new development. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 28, 2013
If you haven't heard of Tinder, a "dating" app for the iPhone, you are probably lying and swiping through your matches right now. It seems like everyone and their grandma (literally...Hi Rhonda, 64) is a part of this bizarre craze. And until recently, I had vowed to be a part of the 1% (mostly just consisting of the Amish) who abstained from checking out dudes on my iPhone.
It wasn't the prospect of "virtual" dating that spooked me. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Sep 26, 2013
Experienced online daters know that it can be difficult to filter through the sea of people looking for love online; it often all seems weirdly clinical. A new app called Swoon hopes to provide us ladies with an e-solution to the sometimes-irritating world of online dating. Designed for ladies, by ladies, Swoon's trying to change the way we meet people online.
The app tracks your location using GPS and shows possible male or female matches in your area. Their photos are shown flipbook style, and you have the option to "like" people you find interesting. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jul 29, 2013
From games that teach girls how to masturbate, to a period diary that chronicles your day-to-day mood, we love a weird app here at BUST, but this one takes the cake. Or, it WOULD take the cake as long as you're not afraid to be insulted by THE MOST KAWAII GUY IN YOUR SCHOOL OMIGOD LOL.
So there's this new app called Nenshou (FOR GIRLS) in development where a bunch of hot anime bros insult you into losing weight. What I'm getting from this is that it's like, half exercise app, half RPG romance game. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jul 16, 2013
Oh my grash, gals, I must be stuck in the dark ages. Sometimes I forget that they make an app for everything these days, but it never occurred to me that there are apps that would track your period. BUT THERE ARE. THERE TOTALLY ARE.
Truth be told, I'm on the pill, which is supposed to (keyword being "supposed") make it so I know exactly when I'll get it. And even when I wasn't on the pill, I was incredibly sloppy at tracking my period on my Bettie Page calendar. Read More