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America’s Next Top Model: Vulva Edition! Perhaps you suffer from the same problem that I do. I desperately want to be a vulva model, but I was cursed with a faulty vulva. Lucky for me, there’s correctional surgery - invasive and non-invasive - to fix this terrible problem. Seriously. There is cosmetic surgery for your vulva. If you have a vulva, and it’s where it belongs, it’s between your legs and you can’t see it. And if someone else is seeing this vulva, I’m sure they’re feeling pretty dang lucky just to see it and wouldn’t dare criticize it. Read More
Hey Hollywood, yet another star is speaking out about the absurd amount of sexism in the entertainment industry. Maybe it’s time to get a grip? Emma Thompson, mega babe and actress extraordinaire, spoke to RadioTimes about how the discrimination has gotten worse in the years since she began her career. “When I was younger,” she said, “I really did think we were on our way to a better world and when I look at it now, it is in a worse state than I have known it, particularly for women and I find that very disturbing and sad. Read More
Want to hear the biggest dad joke of the year? Missouri state Representative Paul Joseph Wieland wants to prevent his three daughters from obtaining birth control through their group health insurance. Did I mention that two of his daughters are adults? It’s not enough for Wieland to tell his daughters not to take birth control. He wants their insurance to block coverage for the three women in case they decide to disobey his wishes. Read More
Karbonn Mobiles, an Indian cell phone company, recently decided to start a contest on Twitter. Using #WhatWomenWant, dudes were told to “woo girls” with their charm for a chance to “win big.”   The hashtag took a turn for the best when some smart users decided to tell the world what women really love. Hint: it's more than just fancy dates and flowers. Here’s just some of that Twitter witnessed: The company (of course) chose winners who gave one of the expected, cliché responses. Read More
Yesterday, actress Caitlin Stasey wrote a story for Jezebel about her recent altercation with a misogynist magazine editor. Earlier this year, Stasey launched a website called Herself.com, which is a “safe space for women of varying backgrounds, body types and belief systems to amplify their concerns, wishes, dreams, complaints and woes—a platform dedicated to expanding the scope of visible female experience and of visible female bodies.” According the Stasey, “The courageous, luminescent women you will find there are nude, shot by female photographers. Read More
  Need a little pick-me-up this evening? Here’s a heartwarming tale of boys just bein’ boys! Professor emeritus Paula Nicolson, of Royal Holloway University, discusses in the Times Higher Education Supplement some of the struggles that women deal with in the workplace. One of those struggles? Sexism is used by men “as a bonding experience.” D’aww! Male bonding! Nicolson’s remarks follow the uproar in response to Tim Hunt’s comments about female scientists working alongside male scientists. Read More
Yesterday, July 20th, marked the 46th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two people to walk on the moon, but they couldn’t have done it without Margaret Hamilton. Not only did Hamilton lead the team at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory (now the Draper Laboratory) that wrote the Apollo Guidance Computer, which navigated and controlled the spacecraft, but she pretty much saved the Apollo from missing its landing. Read More
We’re loving Feminist Thought Bubble, 20-year-old Molly Williams' Instagram account. Molly draws fictional and real-life women “who don’t buy into your casual sexist BS.” The intersectional and very charming Instagram addresses issues such as trans rights, consent, and gender identity. “Most people who argue that women do not experience oppression have never taken the time to actually listen to diverse groups of women describe their experiences and feelings,” Molly told The Huffington Post. Her art shows one awesome way of understanding. Read More
Do you like trivia? Do you like sex? Do you like BUST? Do you like affordable, accessible family planning options? Then you should totally check out Planned Parenthood of NYC Action Fund’s 6th Annual Sex Ed Trivia Night at Alewife in Queens, NY. BUST is pumped to be sponsoring the event—we’ll even be bringing by some copies of our shiny new issue with cover girl Jenny Slate. There will be drink specials and prizes for winners as they compete in categories ranging from mythology to politics to “sex ed 101. Read More
When I saw a pic of August’s Women’s Running magazine on Facebook, I couldn’t believe it. Did someone Photoshop a body-positive feminist’s daydream?! Was it the weird “plus-size running” niche market issue? Or was this actually the cover of a magazine devoted to women’s fitness?  I checked it out in CVS the next morning. It was real. And it’s about time.  Having a size eighteen woman on the cover of Women’s Running matters. This might come as a shock to some, but women of all sizes run. Read More
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