Category » Feminism
  The lady supergeek is taking over! Is it any surprise that women have the genius brains behind some of the world’s coolest programs and gadgets? Nope. But is it nice to see them get recognized? Hell yes. Forbes’ list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women was released yesterday, with one in six women coming from the world of technology. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg is the highest-ranking tech chick, followed by IBM’s Virginia Rometty, Xerox’s Ursula Burns, and HP’s Meg Whitman. Read More
  Ever wanted to chat with the charming Stanley Tucci about birth control? A new PSA from the Center of Reproductive Rights shows him alongside Whitney Cummings, Lizz Winestead, Morena Baccarin, and Mehcad Brooks, all calling for congress to move forward on women’s reproductive rights. Fantastic. The PSA was released as the Center of Reproductive Right’s CEO Nancy Northup’s own open letter to the Obama administration. Read More
  Story reprinted from the June/July 2013 issue of BUST MagazineCourtney Love is not happy.  She’s not happy with the pretty hairdo that the stylist has just worked on for an hour, not happy with the lovely look the makeup artist gave her, and not happy with the designer clothes the wardrobe stylists have picked out. And she’s definitely not happy with how she appears in the photographer’s first test shots. It’s not that she doesn’t look great, but something’s clearly not sitting right with her. Read More
  It turns out that Gothamist isn’t the only one who had a hard time swallowing the latest in American Apparel sexism.  BUST dared to ask American Apparel for fair game with the nudity in the ad campaigns, and Swedish fashion designer Petter Lindqvist of brought it! Fashion blogger and company product manager Michaela Forni teamed up with Lindgyist to create a gender-role reversal ad for the product Pretty Vegas trench. “We thought it was sick that American Apparel time and again gets away with such sexist advertising," Forni said. Read More
What has two wheels and no boobs? Most cyclists, apparently. Here in the U.S.A., women ride bikes two to three times less often than men do. Some call this the “bicycling gender gap,” and just like huge-ass soft drinks, it’s strictly an American phenomenon. Our European sisters cycle way more than us. So what’s the deal? New research on the subject says unsafe traffic conditions, or “perceived traffic danger” is to blame. Read More