BY Emilie Branch
on Dec 01, 2010
New York Magazine’s cover feature this week is entitled “Waking Up From the Pill”. The article discusses the Pill’s 50th anniversary, its great effect on women’s reproductive freedom, and its consequence. The article’s author, Vanessa Grigoriadis, poses the argument that with the Pill came an ignorance of the body. The theory is women are no longer conscious of what their body is telling them, because there is a pill to control ... Read More
BY Molly Labell
on Nov 30, 2010
Yesterday at my part-time job, I was discussing with my manager my plans to start graduate school in January. When he asked me what I was going to study, I cheerfully replied that I was going to get my master's degree in Gender Studies. "What's that?" he asked.
"You know. Sort of like Women's Studies," I said, brilliantly describing my program of study.
"...What's that?" he asked again.
Dumbfounded, I ever so eloquently explained "Like...feminism and stuff?" (My ... Read More
There's no shortage of hot topics to melt away those winter blues in our Dec/Jan issue of BUST, hitting newsstands today! A stunning Sofia Coppola graces our cover, a Holiday Gift Guide awaits to make your holiday shopping stress-free, a fashion spread with plus-size model Ashley Graham brings you a steaming hot wardrobe for this dreary season, our DIY decor ideas dare you not to turn your festivities into crafting parties, and an interview with none other ... Read More
PETA has released a new ad in response to the controversy surrounding TSA screenings, causing a rumble of its own by displaying (yet another) picture of a close-to-naked woman promoting their cause with her (thin) body. PETA's staff is not new to accusations of being sexist with their ads, and issued a thoughtful response last year to a reader of feministsforchoice.com explaining their motivations.
So, what do you think, readers? Is PETA promoting ... Read More
on Nov 26, 2010
I'm a huge hater on abstinence-based sex ed. I've never been able to fathom why omitting vital, straightforward information about reproduction from young women & men is supposed to be in any way helpful. Opponents of sex ed make it seem like teaching these lesson plans is as steamy as one of my Grandma Jeanne's "bosom heaver" romance novels (with Fabio airbrushed on the cover no less). It's all kinds of messed up to lie to kids, then expect ... Read More