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  Victoria's Secret has pulled their controversial campaign for "The Perfect 'Body'," following a petition to change the bra campaign. The petition was started by three women from Leeds College in England, who are asking that Victoria’s Secret not use harmful language in their campaigns.  Victoria’s Secret is a very large company with a  lot of influence, and posting an ad that might have been alluding to inclusivity or body-love seems to say the wrong ... Read More
    A successful campaign has been launched to halt Julien Blanc's international visas and effectively prohibit him from giving seminars that promote violence against women. On Thursday, he was successfully kicked out of Australia following the internet campaign #takedownjulienblanc. Today, attention has shifted toward Canada and the UK. Just two months ago, the self-proclaimed pick-up artist Blanc posted an offensive video about what white men have the ... Read More
Dishing about sex over brunch with your besties is a crucial part of life, but sometimes things are a little too intimate to be shared between mimosas. If you're in a private pickle that needs some more serious attention, hit up our question box and submit your quandary anonymously! Your question could be picked for an upcoming issue, to be answered by our esteemed advice columnist Carol Queen. Carol is an internationally known writer, sex ... Read More
  I first discovered the comedian Tig Notaro at the movies. NPR’s This American Life was being livestreamed at various Regal Cinemas across the country one evening, and so I took myself on a date. Not only did I go to the movies in my pajamas and not have to share my popcorn with anybody, but I also had my first laugh-till-I-cried moment with Notaro. Best. Date. Ever. Tig Notaro has been featured in BUST before, but in case you don’t know who the ... Read More
Here at BUST, I'm the HBICC (head bitch in charge of coding), and I have two super sidekick interns who are learning to love the machine right along with me. I've loved coding ever since I learned my first programming language back in high school—and that was loooong before the internets—and I've used coding in just about every job I've ever had, whether it was about computers or not (mostly not). And I am on a mission to get more girls and women psyched ... Read More
In the Harry Potter series, Halloween was a special day. The Great Hall was transformed into a Halloween heaven with floating pumpkins and surpluses of themed food for the students. Every Halloween, I wish I were at Hogwarts to celebrate because it looks so festive. Minus the fact that a troll was lurking in the bathroom, I would have had a great time.   It is only fitting that the great J.K. Rowling release a new Harry Potter themed short story for ... Read More
While vegetarians and vegans find themselves with increasingly tailored and green-washy options for ethical pigging out, Halloween poses a particular problem for us Americans in the bunch: animal welfare or free candy?  Both are seriously possible. Through careful research and many, many years of trading Halloween candy with my little sister, I bring you my Top Ten (Totally Bad for You) Vegan Halloween candies. Enjoy the sugar hangover.    1. Laffy ... Read More
You’ve heard the saying, “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” Well, in the case of political drama this week, the saying holds true. Houston, TX Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly lesbian mayor of a major American city, has been the recipient of approximately 500 t0 1,000 Bibles sent to her this week in protest. The bundles of Bibles stem from the City of Houston issuing subpoenas to five local faith leaders who openly oppose the Houston ... Read More
Becky Hopper and her friend Georgia Bibby, both 23, were shopping at a Topshop in St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Hull, when they noticed a mannequin who seemed unrealistically small. “We walked into the shop and were in absolute shock at what faced us. The mannequins were thinner than any human being I have seen in my life,” Hopper wrote on her personal blog. In the picture, Hopper’s friend, Bibby, is posed next to the mannequin for ... Read More
These spooky tales—about some of the most famous female ghosts of all time—will have you hiding under your blankets and checking under your bed When most people die, they’re gone forever. But some folks linger, making things very uncomfortable for the living. When they were on earth, these nine women were scorned, tortured, murdered, betrayed, or just plain evil. And after passing into the spirit realm, they stuck around to shake things up. These ghosts ... Read More
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