BY Shelby L Thompson
on Jun 10, 2013
Full disclosure, I love musicals, so The Tony Awards is always one of my favorite things to watch. Living in NYC doesn’t mean I get to go see a lot of Broadway, as let’s get real, I can’t afford it. But the shows I have been able to catch this season, and the musicals featured on The Tony Awards look like something you must try to get over and see. Motown! Annie! Newsies! Kinky Boots! I really could go on…but back to Neil Patrick Harris.
I kind of want to marry Neil Patrick Harris. Hilarious, talented, I think probably sweet too, he makes lovin’ (Broadway) fun. Read More
BY Shelby L Thompson
on Jun 06, 2013
OMG, can you believe it? Sex & The City premiered 15 years ago today! I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve seen every episode, though probably as many times as I’ve seen The Breakfast Club. Considering they both play on TBS every, like, 5 minutes, let’s just say a lot. When I heard that today is the 15th anniversary since the show first aired on HBO, I wanted to leave the office, run straight home (down 5th Avenue in my Jimmy Choo's), grab a cocktail, and watch every sacred episode.
Well, maybe not all of it. Read More
While it may sound like something out of Law & Order: SVU, "reproductive coercion" is a very real, very serious form of abuse facing women today. Reports of intimate partner violence including reproductive coercion vary hugely in age, socio-economic status, and geographical locations - sadly, it affects all kinds of women.
Researchers say many women don't report this kind of abuse because they don't recognize that it's happening - and that's a big problem. Read More
Kaitlyn “Kate” Hunt, a Florida teenager and senior at Sebastian River High School, has been expelled from school and is facing two felony charges of “lewd and lascivious battery on a child of 12-16 years of age” for engaging in a relationship with a fellow female student. Kate was 17 when the teens began dating, and is now 18. The other student, who reports claim is Kate’s girlfriend (and was 14 years-old when the relationship started last year), is a freshman and member of the same basketball team. 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 byPM.se 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
Damn it, American Apparel. Why do you make it so easy to complain about you? It seems they just can’t stay away from over-sexualizing the female models in their ads, while completely leaving the men out of the spotlight!
In their new ad campaign for “unisex” clothing, AA has managed to take flannel and denim away from the standard sexy cowboy motif and throw it on the half-naked super model. I don't know about you, but I don't feel "sexy" in my flannel. I feel more like "I just woke up at noon from a night out in Brooklyn, and don't ever want to leave the couch" in my flannel. Read More
Are you considering updating your birth control method? If you have even once thought about the intrauterine device (IUD) but don’t have all the facts, look no further. We're here to help you with honest feedback about having an IUD. Two BUSTies have IUDs – I have the Mirena, and Kelly has the Paragard. We will be covering each in sordid detail to help you make the right choice. Read More
Austin, Texas based “lifestyle” photographer Jaime C. Moore is sick of Barbie. And Disney Princesses too. Now before your feathers get all ruffled, let’s talk about why. As the mother of a 5 year-old daughter and a professional photographer, Jaime wanted to take photos of her daughter in new and creative ways that would not only look great on film, but also get her daughter thinking about the kind of woman she can grow up to be. Read More
BY Shelby L Thompson
on May 13, 2013
Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield has blown my mind with his cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” done in space! As his 5-month tour aboard the International Space Station did not compromise his mustache, it sure gave him the proper perspective to cover this epic tale of isolation.
I’ll give it to the Commander, his version is far less full of despair than our favorite alien, and has been flying around Internet space further proving that being an astronaut is the coolest job ever.
Check it out:
Image via Telegraph.co.uk. Read More
While modern feminist conversations frequently fall on the topic of choice for professional women – do I choose my career, or do I choose motherhood – the argument generally stops there, and never addresses the choice some women make not to be a mother at all.
American culture praises mothers, and rightly so, but we are also so obsessed with them that more frequently we lean on the topic of the right to choose an abortion or not, therefore overshadowing the other more obvious right to choose to ever get pregnant or not. Read More