For many young feminists, the “selfie” has been claimed as a fulfilling expressive medium that lends itself to self-actualization and confidence. The artist Lindsay Bottos explains, “The act of women taking selfies is inherently feminist, especially in a society that tries so hard to tell women that our bodies are projects to be worked on […] Selfies are like a ‘fuck you’ to all of that. Read More
By now, you’ve probably seen the plethora of Tumblr renditions of Marvel hero Wolverine as a Disney Princess. The idea is truly clever: David J Prokopetz invited artists to illustrate Wolver-Princess in celebration of Disney’s acquisition of Marvel. But have you considered just how brilliant this idea is?
In addition to being comical (get it?), the illustrations are a sharp examination of the feminine and masculine images we consume throughout our childhood. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Oct 31, 2013
Funeral Selfies are..a thing.
The internet is abuzz right now over a tumblr entitled “Selfies at Funerals,” Wherein-- you guessed it-- people take selfies at funerals.
Partly in jest, the selfies consist of teenagers making weird faces before , after and during funerals. The hashtags range anywhere from #funeral to #sadday.
Yes, our generation’s access to social media breeds superficiality (see pretty/ugly youtube trend). But holy smokes, I am terrified for the mental health of our teenagers. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jul 25, 2013
If you didn't have a Lisa Frank backpack at some point in your life, then I'm sorry your childhood was so miserable. Those iconic neon animals and the weird, ice-cream filled world they lived in was the stuff of dreams. Or the stuff you would hallucinate if someone spiked your Sunny D with acid.
Not that I would know from experience.
In any case, there's a so-simple-it's-brilliant new Tumblr called Funky Fresh in Lisa Frank, and it is exactly as good as you think it is. BASICALLY it's all your favorite men representing L.F. with STYLE. Read More
I think I was 12 the first time I was called a slut. Maybe 14, because I recall having faded purple hair and wearing a Tripp miniskirt at the time, but young enough where the only thing I could do was go to a strip mall with friends, my mom’s cell phone in my pocket. And I remember standing at a street corner with my fellow baby-teens when a pair of guys pulled up to us, desperately trying to get our attention, before declaring that we were a bunch of sluts. Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jul 10, 2013
I usually agree with the Internet’s recognition and subsequent celebration of all the incredible women who run the world: Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Tina Fey, Hillary Clinton, and so many more.
But I’ve been disappointed in the past by its failure to appreciate one of the baddest ladies in all the land, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
During the recent high-profile rulings on DOMA (joyous!) and the VRA (devastating and absolutely infuriating), Ginsburg’s spirit, intelligence, and heart were near impossible to miss. Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on Mar 19, 2013
Michael: Did I just wake you up? I didn’t even know you were home.
Lindsay: No, Michael, I don’t just sleep all day.
Narrator: Actually, Lindsay was so upset at Michael that she tried meditating to calm herself but ended up taking a two-hour angry nap.
I have a confession to make y'all. I am 100% obsessed with tumblr (don't let the intentional lack of capitalization denote anything less than total reverence). I spend HOURS sorting through the following tags, in no particular order: feminism (duh!), DIY, and Arrested Development. Read More
BY Emily Rems
on Feb 19, 2013
Today the staff of BUST is teaming up with the awesome gals at Modcloth to share some of our recent inspirations, ideas, and everything in between on their Tumblr site! Check us out on Modcloth's Tumblr today (2/19) and on their twitter feed tomorrow (2/20) for a live chat with BUST Managing Editor Emily Rems and BUST Senior Editor Molly Simms from noon to 1 p.m. PST via #modchat. Read More
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