Cat videos are awesome.  But a cat dressed as a shark?  On a Roomba? Chasing a duck?  This is maybe the cutest, strangest, and funniest thing ever.  And did I mention the dog dressed as a hammerhead shark at the end? Whoever thought to costume and stage this insanity is brilliant.  Check out the video below and prepare to have your mind blown by this hilarious cuteness.  Image via: ... Read More
Equal wages is a fight women were fighting in the 1930s and one that we are still fighting now.  Recent Census Bureau data reports that full-time working women make only 77 cents for every dollar that men make per year.  However, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) is working to change that. DeLauro is the sponsor of the equal pay legislation the Paycheck Fairness Act, which seeks to change the disparities present in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and to address ... Read More
For many mothers, breast-feeding as much as childbirth is an unforgettable experience that is both singular and momentous and connects mothers to their newborn children.  Alicia Mogavero, a Rhode Island native, is one of these mothers and has created a way to “materialize” the memory of breast-feeding – by turning breast-milk into jewelry. Mogavero creates and sells her breast-milk jewelry on her online store Mommy Milk Creations on Etsy.com ... Read More
When you think of Disney princesses, feminism isn’t the first thing to come to mind.   Disney princesses are not strong representations of feminism – most have to be rescued by their male love interest, and the films generally end with marriages or engagements of the female character. However, Nerve.com decided to take a second look at Disney’s princesses, but this time through a feminist lens and ranked the princesses from least to ... Read More
Pop icon Madonna is known for her show-stopping fashion.  From her pink conical brassiere ensemble in her Blond Ambition tour to her bright-red kimono worn at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, Madonna is forever pushing the fashion envelope.  However, a new traveling exhibit, Madonna: A Transformational Exhibition is now offering a glimpse into Madonna’s lesser known, but equally eye-catching, styles.  Opening today, April 11, in NYC, the exhibit ... Read More
The Ugandan government has proposed a bill that will allow women to be arrested for wearing skirts above their knees in public.  This proposed law, which directly targets women, isn’t entirely new to the Ugandan people. Uganda’s third President, Idi Amin 1971-1979 (who you may remember as depicted in the film The Last King of Scotland), also banned short skirts in a decree during his time in office.  Currently wearing short skirts is not ... Read More
  With the second series of Girls wrapped up, it's apparently time for bros to take over. The BUST office is cracking up over this new YouTube series, Bros, which spoofs Dunham's Girls, focusing instead on a group of douchey dude-friends living in Brooklyn.     The bros encounter plenty of the same difficulties as Hannah and co.--parent and career troubles, fashion disasters (our favorite quote: "It looks like you skinned a mermaid")--and some ... Read More
Over-the-counter emergency contraception is now available for all! Today, the federal district court overturned the Obama administration’s age restrictions forbidding women under the age of 17 from purchasing over-the-counter emergency contraception without a prescription. Judge Edward Korman of the District Court of Eastern New York has directed the FDA to lift the ban within 30 days, describing the previous restriction as “a strong showing of bad ... Read More
“Feminist amnesia.”  This is the term Kamala Lopez uses to describe society’s current state of mind concerning women’s issues.  After watching Jennifer Lee’s documentary film, Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation, which chronicles the women’s rights movement from 1963 to 1970, Lopez was struck with the question: “What good is history when nobody knows it?  When it’s generally forgotten ... Read More
The word “feminist” has a carried a bad rap for years.  Women often shy away from the term because they fear it carries negative, radical, and anti-male connotations.  Here at BUST we try to promote the positive reality of feminism and what it actually means to be a feminist.  However, feminism is once more in the negative spotlight as female celebrities are shying away from the term as well. In the most recent issue of British Vogue, ... Read More
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