BY Olivia Harrison
on Jul 21, 2015
Yesterday, actress Caitlin Stasey wrote a story for Jezebel about her recent altercation with a misogynist magazine editor.
Earlier this year, Stasey launched a website called Herself.com, which is a “safe space for women of varying backgrounds, body types and belief systems to amplify their concerns, wishes, dreams, complaints and woes—a platform dedicated to expanding the scope of visible female experience and of visible female bodies.” According the Stasey, “The courageous, luminescent women you will find there are nude, shot by female photographers. Read More
BY Bee Gray
on Apr 29, 2015
The scene is late summer: You’re barefoot, maybe naked, surrounded by several thousand other women. An all female band (maybe Indigo Girls?) is serenading you as you frolic through a sprawling green landscape and tepid breeze. You gaze out and see encampments of makeshift fabric tents and circles of women dancing. What alternative universe is this? Which Sofia Coppola film are we in? Is this Burning Man, Woodstock, or could this be a Bust Craftacular fair?
Well actually, you're in Michigan. Read More
BY Bee Gray
on Apr 01, 2015
Paul Taylor is a self-titled “Dance Maker” who is inspired by the natural world, environment, and human interactions. He was also once dubbed “the naughty boy of modern dance” by Martha Graham; throughout the years this moniker has taken on a myriad of meanings within the 130+ works he has created since the mid '50s. From occasional bad reviews to the risks he takes with his choreography and content style, Taylor has by most standards earned his “naughty” distinction. Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jun 13, 2013
Her historical significance is held in high esteem: exalted in song, memorialized in plays by luminaries like Shakespeare. You’ve seen thrilling portrayals of her by such legendary ladies as Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench, not to mention BUST Oct/Nov 2010 cover goddess, Helen Mirren.
She’s widely celebrated for her doggedness, her quick wit, her artful proficiency, and above all, her ability to bring balance and harmony to her own beloved country. Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on Apr 16, 2013
Some stories just slip through the cracks. Although it’s been almost three years in the works, the story of (ex) Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia abortion clinic, The Women’s Medical Society, has just now been brought to our attention (and horror).
The details are tragic and not for the faint-hearted. I sifted through the 280+ pages of the Grand Jury report, compiled by the courts, and I am still reeling. Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos
on Mar 16, 2012
It comes as no surprise that sponsors are continuing to pull their ads from "The Rush Limbaugh Show"-- no company wants to be part of a program that's the subject of a major national backlash. Apparently there *is* such a thing as bad press, and right now Limbaugh is at the top of the country’s shit list for his degrading and misogynistic comments about Sandra Fluke.
According to ThinkProgress, 142 companies have dropped their ads from Limbaugh’s show since his comments on Fluke. Among those withdrawing their ads is Premiere Networks, which syndicates the show. Read More
BY Intern Caroline
on Jan 16, 2012
More than 30,000 people have signed an online petition on Change.org stating they don't support toy manufacturer LEGO's newest campaign, a line of toys called Friends made just for girls (an already gag-inducing phrase when it comes to marketing). Critics are calling it sexist because the line makes a break from LEGO's usual build-it-yourself aesthetic. Friends features pre-assembled sets that follow gender norms like a hair salon, fashion design studio, and cupcake bakery. Read More
BY Intern Caroline
in Eat Me
on Jan 13, 2012
A video has been making the rounds this week that features a rather hateful Girl Scout calling for a boycott on cookie sales. With an unnerving amount of poise, the girl, who identifies herself as Taylor, goes on an eight-minute diatribe against the Girl Scouts of America protesting the inclusion of a 7-year-old transgender child in a Colorado troop. Taylor's video (which has now been made private) was posted and circulated by a Houston-based group called Honest Girl Scouts. Read More
BY Intern Courtnay
on Sep 09, 2011
An upcoming children’s book by author Paul Kramer has come under scrutiny for its message. Maggie Goes on a Diet is aimed for children under 12 years of age and is the story of a 14-year-old girl (she looks much younger on the cover) who attempts to eat healthily and exercise as a response to teasing she receives from her classmates. She then goes on to lose weight and become the star of the soccer team in a Cinderella-like transformation. The book has caused an uproar on sites like Amazon. Read More