BY Holly Trantham
on Feb 27, 2015
We know you’re busy kicking ass at whatever you do in the world, and we wouldn’t dare expect anything less from you. But all that ruling so hard can get in the way of some good ol’ internet reading, right? We got you, girl. Here are our top five stories from the week:1. Several brands are stepping up and embracing body diversity, both in their ad campaigns and in their products. We’re especially excited about these six.
2. What can we say? Ladies just rock harder. These tribute bands are totally worth checking out. Read More
BY Holly Trantham
on Feb 20, 2015
5 Feminist News Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
Happy Friday, BUSTies! Are you as exhausted from the week as we are? Too busy being a boss lady to keep track of what to read? No need to fret—here are five news items to catch up on while you relax this weekend.
#WeAreBlackHistory. In this photo project celebrating Black History Month, women from contemporary media pay homage to important black women, posing as some of our favorite cultural icons.
Oregon installed our country’s first openly bisexual governor, Kate Brown. Yay Oregon! We should all be more like Oregon. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Sep 17, 2014
Hacking is great, but only when the hackers are on your side. Unfortunately, last Friday September 5, the International Women’s Media Foundation was hacked, defaced and had most of its original content destroyed.
The IWMF is a foundation that supports the empowerment of women journalists worldwide. As the website stated in a blog post September 12, the hacker was based out of Turkey, and due to the severity of the attack it is suspected the hack was intended to deliberately prevent IWMF from doing its work for women in the media. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Sep 11, 2014
Breaking Poems is a blog created by a former journalist Sara Cress from Houston, who creates poems that are "Ripped From The Headlines." Fusing together two of the coolest sources for knowledge, poetry and breaking news. Sara started the project this year and is only just starting to gain momentum on her headline-inspired works. Scroll through and see some poignant and beautiful story-poem hybrids that you may remember from the papers this past year. Her pieces are sometimes funny, sad, scary, and inspirational. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 15, 2014
Clear your plans, set your DVRs and pop some popcorn. Hillary’s on "The Daily Show" tonight. Airing at 11 pm EST, Clinton and Jon Stewart will discuss her new book, Hard Choices, and hopefully we’ll catch some hints about a 2016 Presidential run (fingers crossed!!!).
It’s super strategic that Clinton is appearing on Stewart’s Emmy award-winning show; according to a study done by the Brookings Institution, it is one of the most trusted news sources for Americans. In fact, for Democrats and Liberals, it barely beats out MSNBC. Read More
on May 19, 2014
Our media culture is so totally awash with scripted depictions of the high school experience, that it's a little uncomfortable how obsessed we are with such an awkward and confusing time in our lives. The list is truly extensive: 90210, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Friday Night Lights, Saved By The Bell, The OC, Awkward, Freaks and Geeks, Glee, Mean Girls, Clueless, The Breakfast Club, Never Been Kissed, to name a few (I'm sure you have some in mind to add). This fascination with high school culture is a little unnerving. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Mar 24, 2014
Mika Brzezinski, co-host of the MSNBC show Morning Joe, tries to share a voice of reason about the media's over- stretching of the missing Malaysian flight, but is continually thwarted by co- host and general jerk, Joe Scarborough.
In the clip, while Brzezinski is visibly annoyed at Scarborough’s newest speculation that the plane could be somewhere other than the Indian Ocean, she waits her turn to state her opinion that it is time for a topic change. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Mar 21, 2014
The founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps Sr., died of natural causes at 84-years-old on Wednesday, March 19th. Phelps and his small Topeka, Kansas-based congregation, which is largely comprised of his own extended family members, is best known for leading repugnant anti-gay protests at public events such as funerals of AIDS victims and deceased members of the armed forces. The church was founded in the 1950's and has been spewing nonsense for way too long. Read More
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
In an admirable attempt to protest the ways in which vaginas are overly sexualized in porn and totally censored in mainstream media, The University of Sydney’s student paper Honi Soit recently published an issue with a brave and totally rad cover featuring the naked vulvae of eighteen students. Okay, they weren’t totally naked. The school’s Students Representative Council and their lawyers instructed the paper to obscure the images with black bars placed over particularly "explicit" regions of the images. Read More