Last week, a video called “The Flip Side (Bar)” went viral, parodying male/female dynamics in the club scene. The video depicts men acting stereotypically female, and vice versa. I love the video for three reasons:
1) It gives humorous insight into the experience of being the other sex in a place where you are expected to embody every possible gender stereotype in existence. It’s easy to lose track, in this video, of which gender is supposed to be embodying which characteristics. Read More
BY Charlotte Dow
on Nov 30, 2012
The much-anticipated second season of the hit HBO series GIRLS comes back in January and today we got our first real look with the first trailer for Season 2. January can’t come soon enough. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Nov 21, 2012
There’s always that one friend in the group who has the hangout house. Sophomore clothing designer, Chrissie Miller’s is known as Club Chrissie. In the beginning of October, Chrissie turned her clubhouse into the site for her new Youtube web series under the same byline. Produced by Pharrell Williams, the series, which is a mix of Pee Wee’s Play House and a Martha Stewart episode, follows Chrissie as she spends lazy days with one of her many cool friends, taking on equally-cool DIY projects. Read More
If you want women to have the same rights as men, the best thing you can do is vote tomorrow. The ERA Education Project focuses on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, which simply states that women and men are equal under the law.
“Why is this still even a question? Aren’t all people supposed to be equal in the U.S.? Aren’t women people? What on earth is going on here?” says Kamala Lopez, founder of the ERA Education Project. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Oct 12, 2012
“I’ve decided to tell you about my never ending story,” reads a card in Canadian teen Amanda Todd’s hand in a soundless black and white YouTube video.
I remember watching this video years ago, feeling a chill come over me as I read the words written by Amanda in black marker on the cards she holds up to the camera. Half her face is out of the shot, but as the story progresses, you can still see the overwhelming sadness she felt while retelling her tragic story. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Sep 25, 2012
Everyone with a brain and a heart knows that Gloria Steinem is a brilliant, confident, and powerful woman--which is why Rush Limbaugh, who clearly lacks both of these vital organs, “has been calling [Steinem] a 'feminazi' for decades,” as she put it in an awesome short video produced by Open Road Media.
“It would be interesting to know how he got that way,” Steinem said, referring to Limbaugh. “I always wonder what happened to him. What made him think that there always has to be a hierarchy? That people can’t be linked instead of ranked. Read More
As BUST intern Michelle previously wrote, Amy Poehler (BUST cover girl in our DEC/JAN 2009 issue) keeps getting more awesome, and I have to agree. Even in the midst of her recently announced divorce from Will Arnett (something most of us here at BUST are devastated about), Amy was able to give some more amazing advice to girls who are experiencing body image issues.
In the latest “Ask Amy” video, a young girl wants advice because she feels like her body issues are preventing her from loving herself. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Sep 10, 2012
Sometimes us Americans like to think that we’re the ones who don’t have accents. However, in this popular short film, "How Americans Sound to British People", it seems that we most definitely do...and our accents are pretty gnarly. The comments on the video are pretty much half “what the f are they saying?!” and half “OMG, this is brilliant.” I agree--aside from “shut up” and a few swear words, I couldn’t understand a thing. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Aug 20, 2012
In light of the recent verdict from a Moscow judge that put Russian feminist punk rock band, Pussy Riot, behind bars for two years, let’s take a look at the Russian media’s position on feminism.
A documentary made by Russian TV follows anti-feminist groups in different countries, as they conspire to fight "the war against feminism". Read More
BY Intern Christina
on Jul 31, 2012
Iggy Azalea may be the newest larger than life female on the rap scene, but her videos tend to favor the pint-sized. She went viral for her video for her song "PU$$Y," in which what loos like a six-year-old kid clings to her neck. If he hung around the set long enough, he could hear lines like "pussy illy, wetter than the Amazon, taste this kitty" or "taste the rainbow, here's my Skittles." Not exactly age appropriate, but more like a premature lesson in sex-ed. Her latest video has less pussy and way more pageantry. Read More