BY Sholeh Hajmiragha
on May 09, 2013
When I was little, I'd constantly raid my mom’s closet to play dress up. I loved draping myself in her fancy dresses, jewelry, and oversized shoes. In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, we’ve compiled a list of the top TV moms with the best outfits – the moms whose closets we'd have loved to raid.
1. Sophia Petrillo – Golden Girls
Sophia taught us many things throughout the Golden Girls show, one being that you can never go wrong with a cardigan. Cardigans were Sophia’s go-to look. Read More
Hold on to your yoga pants!
There are dress codes that deal with the "curvature" of students' breasts? Or the definition of their "backsides?" We know slut-shaming is an epidemic, but this is shocking.
Last month in New Jersey, Readington Middle School banned girls from wearing strapless dresses to an eighth grade dance, explaining that strapless dresses “distract boys.” Faced with immediate protest and backlash from parents and students, Readington decided to compromisby allowing girls to wear single-strap or see-through-strap dresses. Read More
Kiera Wilmot, sixteen-year-old student in Bartow, Florida has been expelled and is currently facing felony charges for what many are calling “scientific curiosity.” Ten days ago, at 7 a.m. on the grounds of Bartow High School and before classes began, Wilmot conducted what she called “a science fair experiment,” where she mixed toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil in a plastic water bottle. Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha
on May 03, 2013
BUST’s Creative Director got gifted this awesome Michelle Obama tote bag that is wonderfully cute – and we wanted to share it with all of you! Is it not perfect and amazing?
Made 95% out of recycled materials, the tote perfectly mixes girly with serious, taking a new spin on presidential memorabilia, aptly calling Michelle Obama the “First Lady of Fabulous.”
The tote bag can be found online at Blue Q, along with other fun accessories, home décor items, and t-shirts. Read More
Is this for real? Possibly the most sexist TV program in history? In this Danish chat show, women walk out in a bathrobe and stand in front of two men – host Thomas Blachman and his male guest. The women then strip as Blachman and his guest assess their naked figures, oftentimes with humiliating comments.
Blachman, a judge of the Danish X-factor, insists that he is doing women a favor since the “female body thirsts for the words of a man.” Riiiiight. Read More
Women have always been unrepresented in the creation of film and media. In fact, in the past 85 years, women directors have only been nominated for an Oscar four times. Fandor, an independent film streaming service, has recently put together an infographic that reveals the extent of Hollywood’s current challenge: the lack of women directors.
Mira Nair on the set of Mississippi Masala
Check out the infographic below which shows the true statistics of female directors in Hollywood as well as women’s recent successes in independent film. Read More
When you hear the name Warren Buffett, terms that usually come to mind are "billionaire", "business mogul", and "one of the wealthiest people in the world". The word "feminist’" doesn’t usually make the cut. However, in an essay written for Fortune Magazine, Buffett urges businesses and employers to stop fueling women’s inequalities in the workforce, citing women as the key to America’s prosperity.
Buffett opens his essay with a discussion of how, upon his birth his life’s possibilities dwarfed those of his sisters merely because of his sex. Read More
Dean Saxton, a junior at University of Arizona, sparked controversy on Tuesday when he spoke against women while holding a sign stating, “You Deserve Rape.” According to Saxton, women are responsible for their rapes because of how they dress and act.
Planned the same night as University of Arizona’s “Take Back the Night," an event protesting sexual violence, Saxton stated that his protest was meant to convey that “if you dress like a whore, act like a whore, you’re probably going to get raped. Read More
In the U.S., the bride and her parents are expected to pay for the wedding, the gown, and to be in charge of the wedding arrangements. However, in China it is the opposite. Instead, grooms are expected to pay a “bride price” – ordinarily $10,000 – often alongside purchasing an apartment and a car. A more traditional and old-fashioned practice, these wedding standards are taking over China and redefining marital practices, affecting both Chinese men and women. Read More
When we think of domestic violence, the image that most often comes to mind is that of an aggressive male perpetrator and a beaten female victim. However, the American Journal of Public Health’s most recent large-scale study of domestic violence shows that in reality, women are actually more often the perpetrators.
Analyzing data gathered from 11,370 respondents, researchers found that “half of [violent relationships] were reciprocally violent. In non-reciprocally violent relationships, women were the perpetrators in more that 70% of the cases. Read More