BY Alexa Salvato
on May 22, 2015
The problem of sexual assaults on college campuses is prominent in the media, and unfortunately, it's for good reason. A new study conducted by researchers at Brown and Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine found that 18.6 percent of freshmen women at an unnamed college in upstate NY are survivors of an attempted or completed rape. This brings new light to the commonly used statistic that 1 in 5 college women experience sexual assault. ... Read More
Bad news for anyone who still uses their velvet-embossed, rainbow-colored Lisa Frank pencil case: The Lisa Frank corporation is not “upset so much as disappointed” that Frank’s artwork has been co-opted by the Feminist Lisa Frank blog, which is obviously an awesome explosion of bright colors, kittens, and female empowerment.
The Lisa Frank Corporation has a history of messy PR: Jezebel ran a story about “the rainbow gulag” and ... Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on May 15, 2015
Image via Columbia Pictures
When The Hollywood Reporter announced Wednesday that a remake of The Craft, the 90s badass-witch-teen-cult-classic, was in the works, the Internet erupted in anger. It’s a classic! It’s too recent! The casting could never be matched!
It’s true that remakes are seldom necessary, but revisiting The Craft could have a lot to offer to a new generation. Here are a few reasons why:
1. More technology ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on May 11, 2015
“I want to be in a movie,” Meredith Graves tells me. “I do kind of feel like I’m living in a movie a lot of the time.” The 27-year-old musician and writer would be a compelling heroine, no doubt. A cinematographer couldn’t hope for a more arresting visual than a wide shot of Graves onstage with her band Perfect Pussy, gripping the microphone with white knuckles, a sea of sweaty kids pushing each other in the pit below.
The ... Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on May 08, 2015
When Maggie Young started writing a memoir about the 23 men she slept with between the ages of 16 and 26, she didn’t expect it to become a liberating and relatable story for women living in an age still plagued by misogynistic treatment, absurd double standards, and impossible expectations.
But that’s exactly what Just Another Number is: A raw, honest reflection on her adolescence through early adulthood that fearlessly details her struggles with ... Read More
Sometimes you just need a GIF to sum up how you’re feeling. From reminding us how awesome girl power is to smashing patriarchy to bits, these awesome feminist GIFs do just that. They're all we want to look at today. Check them out below!
1. When people ask how you became a feminist.
2. When you need to explain what Womanhood is.
3. When you just need to shut someone down.
4. When you're trying to contribute to the ... Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on May 01, 2015
In the realm of iconic female characters, Miss Piggy reigns supreme. Introduced in 1974, at forty-one she has lasted far past the f**kable age usually given to female celebrities, and shows no signs of stopping. Her loud, charming, abrasive attitude combined hyper-femme style makes her an excellent recipient of the New York Museum Award.
According to AP, the Brooklyn Museum announced that the winner of feminist award would be Miss Piggy. She will join the ranks of ... 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 ... Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Apr 28, 2015
Think back to your first tattoo. Maybe it happened in the basement of a friend’s house, crudely accomplished with a needle and string. Or perhaps you got inked in a shop with some burly dude behind the counter questioning your commitment to the tiny design you’d like forever etched onto your wrist. For plenty of people, doubt is a common theme for their first foray into the world of body modification. But while the first tattoo can be slightly awkward, ... Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Apr 27, 2015
A new week is upon us and it's out with the old in with the new. It's time to think big this spring and we have a group of ladies that are a That's why we are so excited to share these awesome Instagram accounts with all of you. We obviously love Instagram (which is where you should be following us for BUSTie updates) and ladies, so what better way to combine two of our favorite things than with these Insta accounts?
@educationinfeminism: A smorgasbord of ... Read More