BY Brittany Allen
on May 15, 2014
Facts of the Case
Of the mess of articles clamoring to dissect the impact of executive editor Jill-Abramson's-myserious-departure from The New York Times, I think Rebecca Traister at The New Republic poised the issue best:
“so far, accounts of why Jill Abramson, the first woman executive editor of The New York Times, was abruptly fired on Wednesday, don't leave us with a firm sense of what happened. What is firm is ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano
on May 15, 2014
Feminist Frank is the meme of the week! Guys could take a few pointers from our friend, Frank. Gentlemen: if you ever find that you're tempted to be a sexist pig in a conversation, try ending every comment with the thought that women are human beings! Super effective and really swell.
I leave off with one of my favorite quotes by Kelley Temple: “Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the ... Read More
on May 09, 2014
Despite all of the books, websites, and blogs dedicated to redefining the word “feminism”- evidently, there are still many people who associate feminism with the same time-honored stigma that has been attached to the word since women were “burning their bras in the 60s.” Maybe it's time now that people wake up and realize that feminism is not just for raging man-haters- but for women of all shapes and colors who simply want to be treated like first class ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 07, 2014
Amy Schumer usually makes us laugh so hard we cry, but this time she's moved us to tears. At the Gloria Awards and Gala hosted by the Ms. Foundation for Women, the comedian showed off her usual sharp observational skills and witty storytelling in order to communicate a powerful message of self-esteem. She delves into a coming-of-age anecdote, detailing the relatable feeling of confidence and power draining away as she grew up into a woman increasingly valued only ... Read More
on May 06, 2014
Apparently, this is NOT what a feminist looks like
Oh, Shailene, Shailene, Shailene. We need to talk. The internet is mad at you for saying you're not a feminist in your interview with Time magazine , and we're pretty disappointed, too. I mean, c'mon Shailene. You are smarter than this. You are a thoughtful person. We chose you for the cover of BUST because we wanted to know more about the soon-to-be-a-star hippy girl who was going to play the lead role ... Read More
BY Molly Simms
on May 02, 2014
What do NFL locker rooms and a mobile clinic doling out “Free Prostate Exams!” have in common? They’re all places where you’re unlikely to find women. And that’s unsurprising and fine, but the creator of the genius Tumblr 100PercentMen has blown my mind grapes by pointing out other places where women have yet to tread. And though I’m well-versed in Infuriating Woman’s Issues News, even I had to gasp at some of ... Read More
When Rihanna posted her Lui Magazine cover images, in which she happened to be topless, Instagram wasn’t having it. Within 60 minutes, the photo-sharing monolith had taken them down, warning the pop music sensation that nipples went against their no-nudity policy and that if she violated the rules again, she would have her account taken away. Rihanna was understandably miffed, but no matter: she just posted the images to Twitter and responded to Instagram ... Read More
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The artist Sarah Best creates astounding replicas of the female body, using it as a symbol that tracks the human desire for connection and intimacy; severed from the rest of the body, her sculpted hands and a cut-out collaged breasts take on a life of their own, worming their way up walls and pages and sometimes tracking blood in the process. The work, though sometimes gruesome, maintains a pulsating beauty; as if ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 30, 2014
Modern Girl Blitz combines witty feminism and fun design to create empowering art. This Etsy shop is run by Midge, an artist, blogger, and zine writer. Her adorable accessories and prints are sure to boost your feminist spirit.
For more on Midge's Modern Girl Blitz, scroll on!
Tell us about yourself.Hi! My name is Midge and I'm based out of Hoboken, NJ. My background is in graphic design, but I now design and craft accessories for quirky ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 22, 2014
I don't know about you, but I had to learn the ins-and-outs of sex from my somehow more knowledgeable buddies at a 6th grade cafeteria table. We had all seen the video about puberty, and we were not as totally freaked out when hair grew in weird places, or when we started to smell like B.O, but we were left to our own devices to navigate our complicated and confusing sexual feelings.
The best resources I had at the age of 12 were books my mom bought me about my ... Read More