BY Madison N Nunes
on Feb 12, 2015
"Girls (should) have access to clothes that tell them that they can be and do anything."—this is the idea behind Princess Awesome, a clothing line that is destroying gender stereotypes by letting "girls decide what it means to be girly."
What started out as a simple Kickstarter campaign is now raising the bar for children's clothing everywhere.
Founders Rebecca Melsky and Eva St. Clair told Buzzfeed, "We're not sure who decided that girls (had) to choose between spaceships and ribbons, sparkles and science. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 13, 2014
In more glass ceiling-breaking news, the Fields Award (which Buzzfeed describes as “the Nobel Prize equivalent in the mathematics world”) has been awarded to the first female ever!
Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born professor at Stanford University, was chosen by the International Congress of Mathematicians to receive this honor - which only happens every four years. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Dec 02, 2013
11 Betties (featured in our current issue!) will make you fall head over heels in love...with math. They're kitschy, quirky, sassy, and all those other adjectives that are normally reserved for description of a Wes Anderson movie.
Now, they've created a special how-to exclusively for BUST that will help you make sure you and your friends never "check out on the check" again. We've all been there--you order the salad and Donna orders the foie gras... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 11, 2013
Ahh, the age-old "I'm SO bad at math!" line. For many people, this declaration is almost like a reflex when anything to do with numbers comes up in conversation. Calculating a tip at a restaurant? "Don't look at me! I'm so bad at math!" Grocery shopping? "So, so bad at math!" Talking about nothing math related? You get the idea.
A recent piece by Kim Z. Dale in Chicago Now's "Listing Toward Forty" said what we all need to be thinking: Every time we say "I'm bad at math," what we usually mean is "I didn't like math, so I quit trying to learn it. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Aug 30, 2013
“I always hated math in school! I was just so bad at it...” is a go-to line for countless women I know. It’s not a stereotype, it’s a fact that women everywhere hold this belief. Women and girls who express appreciation for mathematics are, unfortunately, an incredible minority. As it turns out, this minority doesn’t exist because of some innate hardwiring of womens' brains to be bad with numbers (whaddaya mean we're not biologically inferior?!) but because from a very young age, girls are taught not to like math. Read More
BY Intern Yasmin
on Jun 28, 2012
Just a few days ago, the BUST blog reported on the huge fail of a campaign that the European Commission launched in a somewhat laughable attempt to “overturn clichés” related to women and science. Now a recent series on the Txchnologist blog reminds us that, though there definitely aren’t enough women in science at the moment, women have done amazing things to help move our world forward for centuries. And Txchnologist somehow manages to convey the message all in a totally inoffensive (and lipstick-free) manner! Take note European Commission. Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on Mar 14, 2012
For of you who don’t know, today is Pi Day – the holiday celebrating the mathematical constant π (fun fact: it’s also the birthday of Albert Einstein!).
Pi Day is celebrated a number of ways across the United States: discussions on the relevance of π, festivities honoring Einstein, and my personal favorite, excessive consumption of pie. Read More
Apparently no one really knows why women seem to have a harder time getting into the mathematical and scientific fields-- but University of Missouri researcher David Geary and his University of Leeds colleague Gijsbert Stoet want to find out. The University of Missouri reports that they're trying to get to understand the gender gap-- and correct it for the future. Read More