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Ugh. After reading about the recent study “Birds of a Feather? Not When it Comes to Sexual Permissiveness” published by Cornell University, I felt like I stepped into that episode of Sex & the City when Carrie walks in on Samantha giving the World Wide Express guy a BJ and judges her. In the study conducted by Cornell’s College of Human Ecology, 751 participants were surveyed about their sexual experience and relationships, and depending on ... Read More
So virtual Burn Books are a thing now, apparently.  Kids these days, amirite? This Tuesday, two Swedish girls (aged 15 and 16 respectively) were found guilty of “aggravated defamation” for slut-shaming 38 of their peers via Instagram. As early as December, the two were on a lookout for the “worst sluts in Gothenburg,” receiving 1000 suggestions. From there, they published photos (primarily of females) along with cruel comments on their ... Read More
Sarah Fraunfelder was about to embark on a college tour with a group of other high school students when it happened. According to the 15-year-old, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer at the security checkpoint in LAX glared, mumbled, and then said, “You’re only fifteen, COVER YOURSELF!” after she inquired about his hostile behavior. Shaken up, Sarah texted her father, Boing Boing blog co-founder Mark Fraunfelder, who recounted ... Read More
Today in awkward slut-shamey advice, Beijing officials are telling women to shield themselves with newspapers in order to avoid sexual harassment.  The cops gave out this hot tip now because of China’s rising summer temperatures – they know that logically, people will be wearing fewer layers and shorter clothes to beat the heat. And police brains often seem to think that shorter clothes = more harassment = under a woman’s control, so lo and ... Read More
If you've got tattoos, you've probably had it up to here with the myriad questions, comments, and assumptions from other people about your body. So now that you've finished answering the ever-burning inquiry, "BUT WHAT DOES IT MEEEEEAN?" you can finally focus on this fun, new phrase people have come up with for what happens when you get a random part of your body tattooed. Introducing the "skank flank," the term (just for us gals!) that refers to your transition ... Read More
Hold on to your yoga pants! There are dress codes that deal with the "curvature" of students' breasts? Or the definition of their "backsides?" We know slut-shaming is an epidemic, but this is shocking. Last month in New Jersey, Readington Middle School banned girls from wearing strapless dresses to an eighth grade dance, explaining that strapless dresses “distract boys.”  Faced with immediate protest and backlash from parents and ... Read More
Are you sick of talking about Jon Hamm’s penis yet? Me neither, but we should probably take a sec to discuss Amanda Bynes’ vagina. Last Friday, Bynes stepped up her girl-gone-wild game, announcing to the twitterverse “I want Drake to murder my vagina.” Since then the Internet’s been bugging out, trying to dissect the former child star’s actions and figure out what the hell is going on. Was the tweet a cry for help, a bold ... Read More
Ever since I saw the video for Brooke Candy’s “Das Me” (which you should watch right now if you haven’t already), I’ve been obsessed. I can’t stop showing the video to all of my friends while chanting “JIGGLE YOUR TITS FOR BROOKE CANDY”. Of course, Brooke Candy is more than her crazy braids, asian child on a leash, and weed jumpsuits. She’s also a slut-shamer’s worst nightmare, getting in your face with ... Read More
You may not know JennaMarbles by name, but you’ve most likely seen her on your Facebook or Twitter feed at some point in the last two years. Jenna Mourey, known as JennaMarbles on YouTube, is one of the video-sharing site’s most watched content creators. With five million subscribers and counting, she is the most subscribed woman on YouTube. Her videos, featuring observational humor, alcohol, and appearances from her adorable dogs, consistently ... Read More
On our way out of the BUST office this past Friday afternoon, interns Maura, Ginny, and I were remarking on the difficulties of feminist blogging, namely that “We can only say ‘I hate Rush Limbaugh’ so many times!” Since calling Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a slut, Limbaugh's been all over the news because of his ludicrous defense of his actions, and buzz has continued over the number of advertisers who've dropped his show. I’m certainly not the ... Read More
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