BY Ellyn Kail
on Oct 29, 2013
In the past few days, you may have come across #Mamming, a Twitter and Instagram trend in which women photograph themselves pressing their breasts against everyday objects. Developed by advertising executives Michele Jaret and Michelle Lamont, the viral activity is meant to spread breast cancer awareness and encourage women to get mammograms. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the ladies hope to “embrace the awkwardness of mammograms and inspire more women to mam where it counts: at the doctor’s office.” Lamont, 25, is a surviver of the terrible disease. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 28, 2013
If you haven't heard of Tinder, a "dating" app for the iPhone, you are probably lying and swiping through your matches right now. It seems like everyone and their grandma (literally...Hi Rhonda, 64) is a part of this bizarre craze. And until recently, I had vowed to be a part of the 1% (mostly just consisting of the Amish) who abstained from checking out dudes on my iPhone.
It wasn't the prospect of "virtual" dating that spooked me. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 11, 2013
Ahh Wikipedia...truly my oldest and most treasured childhood friend. Without ye, so many A- papers would be mere C+’s...So many useless facts would remain unknown...Truly a bleak world would exist if not for Wikipedia. Yet, statistics show that less than 15% of Wikipedia contributors are female. Could it be that my heart and soul has been devoted the most patriarchal website of them all?! Say it ain’t so!
The debate on why such a huge gender gap exists on such a supposedly “open” platform is inconclusive. Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley
on Oct 04, 2013
Glasgow based band Chvrches. Singer Lauren Mayberry is pictured center.
Female musicians have always been forced to put up with all sorts of objectification that their male counterparts are not as frequently subjected to. Some, like Rihanna, Britney, and Miley, submit to it and turn it into a part of their image and marketing strategy. Others are less inclined to embrace it.
Such is the case with Lauren Mayberry of Scottish synthpop group Chvrches. In an editorial published in The Guardian, Mayberry addresses the online harassment, misogyny, and sexism she puts up with on a daily basis. Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley
on Sep 13, 2013
GoDaddy, a.k.a. the Internet service company with blatantly sexist commercials and advertising strategies, is singing a new tune. Last week, the New York Times reported that GoDaddy is releasing a new commercial that is a far cry from the provocative ads of the past.
Due to an outcry from women everywhere, the company, and chief executive Blake Irving, are shifting away from overtly sexy ads, and instead are implementing a campaign that everyone can get behind. Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu
on Sep 13, 2013
Today is Friday the 13th, and you might be on edge-- if you believe in that sort of thing, anyway. Images of doom and gloom and evocations of supernatural occurrences amused us as kids: black cats, broken mirrors, indoor umbrella use, and under-ladder walkways, etc...But for some, those unlucky symbols still mean something. This button is for those who intently follow those customs.
The Make Everything OK button is a tool to calm the user. After pressing it, a progress bar manifests itself, illustrating the idea that whatever stress an individual is enduring will pass—with time. Read More
BY Teresa Lu
on Apr 19, 2013
This morning, Amy Poehler gave us a couple of heartfelt ponderings through her webcam. In the latest episode of "Ask Amy", she responded to a young viewer's question about how much exposure to internet imagery is actually healthy or helpful to us.
The comedian somberly admits that she personally does feel bombarded by visual media these days, “In light of recent events, I’ve, and I’m sure you have, and the rest of the world, if not America have been looking at photographs that have been really hard to take. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Feb 25, 2013
Iceland, a famously web-savvy country, could become the first Western democracy to instate a national ban on internet porn. The nation’s interior minister is working on new legislation that would make it impossible for citizens to access porn on the Web, and Icelanders are understandably outraged.
Proponents of the legislation say that their aim is to protect the children of Iceland. They assert that what they take issue with is not necessarily sexual content, but violence. Read More
BY Charlotte Dow
on Nov 02, 2012
It’s been a rough week. You’re tired. You’re pretty sure that nothing could cheer you up but your nice, warm bed, but sleep is pretty far away. Fear not! BUST has found the cure to your end-of-week ennui.
Say hello to Cat Bounce, your new favorite time-waster. Cat Bounce fills your browser window with adorable kitties ready to jump around your page. Just click and drag a cat to make it bounce off the bottom of your page like they’re on an adorable kitty trampoline. Click “make it rain” to get flooded with felines. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Oct 09, 2012
You know how it goes. It’s that trite rom-com cliché that’s been done over and over again: a guy likes a girl who sees him as just a “friend.” This guy is usually the one that treats the girl right, listens to her, let’s her know how wonderful she truly is, despite how the world has mistreated her, blah blah blah. And then he gets pissed when she doesn’t want to bone him.
Really? Like, you two were FRIENDS! Can’t you just be a good guy and not expect sex in return? That’s how friendship works. Read More