BY Katrina Pallop
on Feb 19, 2013
Jessica Valenti is sick and tired of the question, “Why are you so angry?” We’re all aware of the “angry feminist” stereotype that’s been bandied about for decades; anger and aggression are prominent qualities of the caricature version of feminism. This unfair and false characterization is often invoked by those who would silence the voices of feminists, dismissing their views as irrational or otherwise invalid.
During a luncheon held by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast on the occasion of Roe v. Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Feb 13, 2013
My father was a stay-at-home dad when I was little. He fed me, watched me, and did my hair in those super fierce side ponytails I was so into. At the time, my mother was a medical resident, which took nearly all her time and energy, so it made sense for my dad to be at home with us kids. I have always been very proud of the fact that my dad stayed home with me, and most of that is due to the fact that stay-at-home dads were rare when I was growing up.
However, in the past ten years, the percentage of stay-at-home dads has grown from 1.6 to 3.4 percent of total stay-at-home parents. Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Feb 06, 2013
In another idiotic article by Fox News, Suzanne Venker continues to argue that feminism is a scary, evil monster destroying the American familial institution and all the happiness in the world. Discussing feminism’s role in the destruction of pre-1970s perfect marriages, she says, “Feminism didn’t result in equality between the sexes—it resulted in mass confusion. Today, men and women have no idea who’s supposed to do what. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Jan 30, 2013
Sundance has come and gone this year, and the Tribeca and Telluride film festivals still seem eons away. But don’t despair, cinephiles, because there is another festival in town that's chockfull of films and events you're sure to love. The Athena Film Festival is kicking off its third year of programming next week. From February 7th to February 10th, makers and lovers of movies will assemble at Barnard in New York City to celebrate women and leadership in film. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Jan 29, 2013
When I think about words that might be polarizing in the feminist community, “lady” certainly doesn’t top the list. There have been huge campaigns to reclaim other historically salty terms for women, from “bitch” to “slut”—even the dreaded “c-word”. (Nope. Won’t write it out. Won’t do it.)
But figuring out what to do with the word “lady” is uniquely tricky. Unlike some of its harsher sisters, “lady” is still used freely in both the antiquated and ironic sense. Read More
There is a #boobment going on, ladies and gents, and it’s taking the college sports world by storm via the good old Internets. Shots of headless, cleavage baring chests repping beloved college teams are submitted via email and twitter to become the boobs of the day in an effort to spread team spirit and good luck. The ladies behind the movement claim that it is “totally feminist.” Except it’s not. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Jan 17, 2013
It already sucks to be a woman in Iran. Under Sharia law, Iranian women cannot marry non-Islamic men, they must cover their hair at all times, and their testimony in court is worth half that of a man’s. Furthermore, Iranian women can only divorce their husbands under extreme conditions. While none of this injustice is breaking news, one more ludicrous law is threatening to be added on to the heap. Read More
Artist Jen Ray presents a fantasy world full of strong warrior-women in her newly released book, Ain’t We Got Fun. With 80 pages full of powerful heroines—who are often depicted in battle—the hardcover volume is eye candy in book form. Gorgeous and saturated with color, each piece is a tribute to the Goddesses of Ray’s imagination. They are sexy but not sexualized, and proudly rule their battlefield landscapes together and as individuals. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jan 07, 2013
Last year was exciting for women and the news. BUST is proud to have brought you so many of those stories, and we thought the start of the new year would be a great time to recap the posts that got the most virtual hits on the BUST blog. So without further delay, here were the top 10 stories from us:
1. 10 Awesome Feminist Halloween Costume Ideas.
From dressing as a gay couple to show support for marriage equality, to dressing as members of the newsworthy Pussy Riot, BUST readers seemed eager to find cool, creative, feminist costumes for Halloween.
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BY Dre Grigoropol
on Jan 04, 2013
One of the best places to review uncensored feminist resources is the Barnard Zine Library. This library is a part of the Barnard College which is a school of Columbia University. This institution thinks, “that zines are important cultural artifacts and research materials, as well as being a pleasure to read.” "What is a zine?", some readers might ask. The word “zine” stems from the word magazine or fanzine. A zine is a DIY publication. Read More