During the Democratic National Convention, double-named CNN contributor Erick Erickson tweeted, "First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected." Apparently this guy doesn’t know the difference between Eve Ensler's blockbuster play and a convention full of well-spoken female politicians. (Here's a hint: the former involves a lot more mentions of clitoris and labia). To give you more evidence of this guy’s distaste for women ... Read More
If you live in NYC, you’ve probably heard about fracking recently. We blogged about Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon leading a group of high-profile New Yorkers against the practice, a drilling method which can release a bevy of harmful chemicals into our water and air, damaging our environment and our health. It turns out that many of these chemicals are especially detrimental to women; ecologist Sandra Steingraber has even taken to classifying fracking as a ... Read More
We absolutely love these illustrations by Kay Nielsen from East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales From the North, a 1914 book of 15 Scandinavian fairy tales.  Nielsen is most well known for his illustrations of The Brothers Grimm and a visual history of Arabian Nights. Sure, the drawings are striking and pretty, but they also have a haunting feel to them, which is fitting since many fairy tales themselves do.  Just look at the big, looming trees ... Read More
One of our favorite actresses and funny girls, (oh *and* upcoming BUST cover girls) Aubrey Plaza, appears in a short film entitled “It’s Getting Late,” from Miu Miu’s “Women’s Tales” series.  “Women’s Tales” is a series of four videos by female directors that premieres at the Venice Film Festival this week.   The film, directed by Massy Tadjedin, also includes Patricia Clarkson, British ... Read More
  Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon have assembled a coalition of artists against fracking in New York, aptly named Artists Against Fracking. In case you didn't know, fracking involves using massive amounts of chemically treated water to tap into underground rock deposits, which are rich with natural gas. Although there has been research into the safety of this process, many people, like Ono, are concerned about the chemicals involved in the process and the ... Read More
We're loving the fashions in these 1970s-era pictures of students at Brooklyn's Saint Joseph's College, which Flavorpill posted recently.      Many of the styles look pretty similar to the ones ladies are sporting today, like the large black-rimmed glasses, pea coats, button downs, and belted waists.  In fact, there are probably awesomely stylish girls dressed like this walking around Brooklyn right now.      There are also ... Read More
BUST's own Callie Watts makes Candy Rain, a porn magazine for women, made by women. If you haven't seen an issue yet, do not pass go and do not collect $200-- check out the site above. She also appears in VICE’s new "Pornification" series of video interviews, talking about how she started the amazing mag. Check out both the video and, of course, Candy Rain, for more excellent ... Read More
J. Fein Designs uses a combination of reclaimed items, vintage pieces, and sustainably grown wood to create stylish, unique, and eco-friendly pieces.  The company was founded by Jessica Feinsmith, who says she is inspired by her travels, nature, and the past.  Their wide selection of rings is especially awesome, including colorful butterflies and feminine cameos (there’s even a skull cameo, if you want a bit of edge) set on hand carved wooden ... Read More
Feminist icon Germaine Greer has come under fire recently for making negative remarks about other women.  Greer wrote the 1970 bestseller, The Female Eunuch, which encouraged women to reject the traditional nuclear family idea (she felt it oppressed women.) In March, the Australian feminist said Prime Minister Julia Gillard had a "big arse."  She also noted that Gillard's jackets make her look like an "organ grinder's monkey," though she later ... Read More
A new survey released by the Women’s Media Center (a non-profit organization founded by Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and Robin Morgan) revealed that roughly three-quarters of the presidential coverage in newspapers is written by men.  The survey included well-known papers such as The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.  From January 1 to April 25, 76% of articles were written by men, and from April 16 to August 25, ... Read More
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