BY Ellyn Kail
on Apr 23, 2014
Identifying as a feminist is a profoundly personal decision, colored by the nuances of our own experiences. In The Feminine Mystique, the great Betty Friedan suggested that for feminists, the personal is the political, that our private thoughts and desires necessitate public action. Because of the intimate nature of the movement, it’s easy to scrutinize judge other women, but internal strife often stalls social change. Susan B. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Nov 13, 2013
Reportage aims to give readers and viewers the impression of being there; we consume news because knowledge of goings on in faraway places grants us the illusion of actually participating in significant events. The most famous photojournalistic images either capture something so momentous or historic that they make us forget that we weren’t actually there when it was taken. The well-known “Kissing Soldier” photo is one such image; although the woman didn’t know the man at all, we’ve constructed a national narrative about a love story that never happened. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jul 22, 2013
Okay, I can’t lie to you, BUSTies, despite the nonchalant title I am FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW.
You’ve probably already heard, but Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William and flawless individual, just gave birth to the future heir of the throne. I mean, it's like, 4th or 5th in line (Elizabeth II is not letting go of that crown) but this is still REALLY EXCITING STUFF. Oh, and it's allegedly a boy. This is what I'm hearing. It's still breaking-ish news.
Okay, I’m sure in the past I’ve expressed nothing but terror in regards to pregnancy. Read More
BY Intern Michelle
on Sep 05, 2012
There are a few things that always put a bad taste in my mouth: black licorice, cinnamon gum, and hearing women talk about other women's bodies. I'm not sitting high enough on my horse to claim that I've never been guilty of it. Still, it's something I try to be aware of. The only body I live in is my own, and it's the only one I have any business being concerned with. I feel pretty passionately about this, which is why I physically cringed upon hearing Katie Couric's commentary on Kate Middleton's body.
Let it be noted that Couric is a smart woman, a great journalist. Read More