on Jun 10, 2014
In an age when technology continues to grow exponentially while cultural conventions are still residual from a century ago, society becomes riddled with contradictions and people struggle to cope with their conflicting social expectations. In the incredibly relevant and scandalous play, The Feminism of a Soft Merlot or (How the Donkey Got Punched), these contradictions are thoroughly explored from a feminist perspective. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jun 05, 2014
I’ll be the first to say it - I’m a Lana Del Rey fan. I have my copy of her album Born to Die. I like her songs for the most part, no matter how cheeseball that makes me.
But in her cover story with Fader magazine, promoting her new album Ultraviolence, Lana has now (infamously) stated that, “the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept…Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested.”
That just makes me so sad. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on May 27, 2014
On Friday night, Elliot Rodger embarked on a shooting rampage, killing 6 people in I.V. Deli Market in California. In the days following, Rodger’s 141 page manifesto, in which he described in detail his feelings of alienation and isolation from society, began to circulate on the internet. Of course, we’ve all felt alienated and isolated before, but something drove Rodger to act on those feelings, and for some reason he felt that murder was the appropriate way to act out his anger with the world. Read More
BY Abigail Nutter
on May 27, 2014
I’ve been an intern at BUST since February and I have to say, it’s been a wild ride. When I started my internship, I knew that I wouldn’t have a difficult time finding stories to talk about (luckily women are so awesome and talented that there is always something new and exciting to share!) But, as I’m about to finish my time at BUST, I can say I truly had no idea what I was in for.
My most recent reflection came from the absolutely tragic UCSB shooting this weekend and the resulting #YesAllWomen hashtag. Check out our coverage of it here. Read More
BY Casey Krosser
on Aug 09, 2011
Need another reason to love dogs? Today I learned that there are dogs trained to be therapy for traumatized children. According to the New York Times , Rosie the golden retriever recently helped a 15-year-old girl testify in court that her father raped her, and had gotten her pregnant. Court rooms are terrifying enough, and with the trauma she went through it’s truly a miracle that anything could comfort her in that situation. Which is why it’s baffling to me that this dog is now under legal debate. Read More
Last week, I read a few articles in relation to results from a recent Australian Hotel Association (AHA) survey, revealing that women are consistently more likely to pilfer than men. Millions of dollars a year in the hotel industry, are lost to theft; from tiny soft face towels, to larger items like statues. Essentially, anything not nailed down.
This data from a segment of the hotel industry, got me thinking about theft- the illegal taking of another person's property without that person's freely-given consent. Read More