BY Katrina Pallop
on Jan 10, 2013
If you've been following The Battle of the Fake Geek Girl at all, you probably already know who ALB is. Her flaming pink hair of righteousness has been all over the Web since her succinct video takedown of misogyny in the geek world,"Fake Geek Girls" debuted. IRL, ALB is Angelina, a Canadian illustrator and blogger. She was kind enough to answer a couple of my questions over the Web (for we are nothing if not women of our time). Here's some of what she has to say about all this "Fake Geek Girl" tomfoolery. Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Dec 19, 2012
If you’ve ever had a long mansplanation given to you, you could find yourself needing to vent about it. (“Mansplaining” is when someone gives you a patronizing and often extraneous explanation of something that you already know about, assuming that your pretty little woman brain wouldn’t have this knowledge already because, well, you’re a woman).
Luckily, there is a Tumblr where you can share these special mansplanation moments with the rest of the world! Academic Men Explain Things To Me posts a cornucopia of stories. Read More
There’s been a lot of talk lately about Internet bullying and the damaging effects it has on those who are targeted. Remember the story of Amanda Todd, the teen who committed suicide in October after years of constant online and physical shaming? Google “teen commits suicide after online bullying” and you will get over 4.5 million hits--a staggering amount. That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to damage done to people of any age through Internet harassment. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 16, 2012
Here at BUST, we love cats and we love pin-up girls, so Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls is pretty much our favorite thing ever. Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls is just what it says: photos of cats next to look-alike pictures of pinup girls. Meow! It’s hilarious, and it’s joining Cat Bounce on our list of favorite cat-related time wasters.
Here are a few of our favorite cats that look like pin up girls (warning: some are semi-NSFW):
Images via catsthatlooklikepinupgirls.tumblr. Read More
BY Intern Lilly
on Nov 06, 2012
Not much makes sense in life, and not much seems fair, but my new favorite Tumblr, Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings, helps validate life's little insecurities by a) poking fun of them and taking away their power and b) capturing them accurately enough to reassure millennial bundles of anxiety that we’re not alone in our neurosis.
Peruse, laugh, cry, laugh some more.
Image via fairytalesfor20somethings.tumblr. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 02, 2012
In the week leading up to the election, hundreds of artists nationwide are coming together to create nonpartisan images that remind you to go vote on November 6. The project is open to all kinds of art, which makes for some interesting results. There’s what you’d expect — patriotic reminders on an American flag and fancy red, white, and blue lettering. And then there’s the really, wonderfully weird — Abe Lincoln in a bunny suit and “Go Vote” spelled out, and on, Chef Boyardee products. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Oct 25, 2012
From the moment I saw I Was Told There’d Be Cake on the bookshelf, I knew Sloane Crosley was a girl after my heart and taste buds. As a 17 year-old, I have looked to my fellow New Yorker’s escapades as letters from an imaginary older sister. Although I am interested in a career as a style journalist, I also am very interested in keeping up with all of my mini-essays that I hash out in my own diary.
Sloane herself is part anthropologist, part diarist; she is acutely observant of the people, places, and things, around her....she knows her nouns. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Oct 19, 2012
What’s with fan conventions and sexual harassment? Is it the general vibe of cosplay (short for costume play) that makes dudes animalistic in their horniness? They really just can’t control themselves around women with some cleavage and bodysuits?
When a female cosplayer publicly called out her sexual harasser as it happened on video at this year’s New York Comic Con, the crowd responded with silent disbelief. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 17, 2012
It’s that time of election year again: the time for presidential debates. The debates may have you screaming angrily at your TV screen, but they can also be hilarious, especially if you keep Twitter and Tumblr open while you watch. From Biden’s “Malarkey!” to Romney’s binders full of women, here are the top 10 memes from the past three presidential and vice presidential debates:
10. Badass Moderator Martha Raddatz
Martha Raddatz moderated the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, and she completely killed it. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 04, 2012
Do you like your feminism fun, crafty, and creative? We do! That’s why we were thrilled to discover Midge Belickis’s art series, “365 Ways of Feminism.”
Midge, 24, is a freelance graphic designer, feminist, and recent FIT grad. In July, she began her “365 Ways of Feminism” project. Every day for a year, Midge will decorate the female symbol to represent the many different ways people can be feminists. Read More