Japan has a trio of new Pop Culture Ambassadors -- young women serving as personifications of the country's obsession with all things cute. Each of the three new diplomats represents one of Japan's popular niche fashion trends in an effort to boost their influence on worldwide culture. The trends, which include schoolgirl and Lolita, are meant to represent all things Japanese teen. Their duties will primarily involve appearing and speaking at cultural events ... Read More
Does doing the laundry make you feel liberated? Early this week, the Vatican in it's daily publication, L'Osservatore Romano, published an article commemorating International Women's Day in which they claimed that the 'washing machine had done more for the women's liberation movement than the contraceptive pill or working outside the home This comes as no surprise from the Vatican, which is not known for it's support of birth control or abortion. Feminist ... Read More
The Bust office loves the snuggie. The above video by Mikey and Big Bob, DJs of Pittsburgh's Kiss 96.1 Freaks Morning Show, best illustrates why. Recently the New York Magazine fashion blog hosted a petty tirade against the hottest new revolution in lounge wear. I find their chief accusation, 'that the snuggie is not an item of apparel ' to be narrow minded and pompous. The NY mag commentators maintain that snuggies are an eyesore in public and should only be ... Read More

Granny gives good head

BY Team Intern in Crafty

photo 1: grandma and happy customer As we ease slowly but surely into spring, keeping your noggin nuzzled is still essential. Thanks to GoldenHook , every one can now count on a grandma to provide a custom, handmade knit hat to do just that. Through a super user-friendly site (can you think of anything else from a grandma?), you can customize the style, stripes, and size of your knit cap, and pick one of six grandmas to do the duty. I designed a rainbow ... Read More

28 Women, 1 Camera

BY Team Intern in General

  In honor of International Women's Day (IWD) which is March 8 of this year (mark your calenders!!), the Lomographic Society and the chic French boutique, colette have gotten together to create a brand new (and may I say very, very cute) Diana camera for purchase.  But, the camera is not all!  Along with the Diana being revamped, a book full of dreamy photographs and text have been created to go with it.  The 'Dianalogues' showcase ... Read More
For those Bay Area Busties, this weekend  marks the opening of Candacy Taylor's exhibition Dishing It Out at the San Francisco Library, introducing you to one of America's most treasured subcultures; our career waitresses. Opening tomorrow, February 14th, this exhibit documents those hard working ladies who've been slinging burgers, coffee, and familiar faces to loyal patrons for decades. As well as the collection of photographs that Candacy has captured of ... Read More

One Hot Mama

BY Team Intern in General

Singer and style icon M.I.A. has done it yet again with her unique fashion sense.  Despite being nine months pregnant and ready to burst, M.I.A. kept her swagger while on stage alongside, Jay-Z, T.I., Lil Wayne and Kanye West at this years Grammy awards.  Between Kanye's ego and M.I.A.'s bump I was surprised there was enough room on the stage for everyone else.    I bet pregnant women across America are trying to figure out which maternity store ... Read More
It's true, Humbert Humbert's be walking among us. I have been doing a bit of research on women's issues in the Middle East and upon doing so came across this story of an 8 year old girl being married off to a 47 year old man in Saudi Arabia. Part of me wants to believe it cannot be true. Part of me knows that this totally happens. I guess father's are marrying off their daughters under the ages of 15 to pay off debts and there is little to nothing that mother's ... Read More

The Lonely Soldier

BY Team Intern in General

                                                                     image from forums.military.com  The American military has more women fighting in the current Iraq war than in any other war in history, yet only one in ten soldiers are women. The play 'The Lonely ... Read More

Sorry, Mom.

BY Team Intern in General

                                                             image from pnp.norecess.org If you've ever woken up in the morning and looked next to you in mortification and ... Read More