As the adage goes, the only people who truly understand a marriage are the two individuals within it; but it’s hard to ignore certain trends that arise in hyper conservative communities where men hold all the power and women are tasked solely with subservience. It’s even harder to ignore the facts: Women who seek divorce in Orthodox Jewish communities face serious repercussions beyond the run-of-the-mill trauma of an average marital unraveling. They are manipulated, ostracized from their own communities. They are left to dangle in that dangerous liminal place between wife and divorcee. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 02, 2014
Last weekend, A Voice For Men, an online male activism site which was mentioned in the 2012 Southern Poverty Law Center intelligence report about misogynistic sites, hosted the first ever International Conference on Men’s Issues. Yep. Activists of all genders gathered to talk about the oppression of males in our society.
I’m honestly not sure how to react to this. I spend all day every day blogging about the oppression that women face on a day-to-day basis, and yet there are enough people who think of women as the oppressors that they populated a conference. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Apr 23, 2013
It's rare to hear such sincere honesty and openness from an icon scrutinized by the public eye, but impressing us is something Kim Gordon does best. In a recent interview the feminist punk rock star continues to prove that Gordon is a strong, classy lady we at BUST will never stop fangirling over. She's been featured in BUST numerous times over the years, so you can imagine our excitement to read about her life now, as she works with her new band to appease our hungry ears and deals with the process of her divorce with former bandmate, Thurston Moore. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Sep 20, 2012
The Interwebs is all a-flutter about these new photos of Amy Poehler with a maaaaan, out on the town in what, at first glance, is some sort of sexy late-night social situation. But while we love to see our comedienne girl crush Amy P. hitting the town, we're pretty sure this "mystery man" is NOT a new flame--it's fellow comedian and internet star, John Roberts. Read More
on Nov 09, 2009
On last night's Mad Men finale, there was talk of Betty Draper taking a quick trip to Reno. Why would she go there? What would she do there? Well, if you didn't see the episode, don't read the rest of this post, as it contains a spoiler, but if you did, you should read on, as we've got the inside scoop on Betty's little trip, as well as an entire article in our upcoming issue that can tide you over until the next season of Mad Men arrives...
Back in the day, it was very difficult to get a divorce in most states. However, in Reno, the rules were different. Read More