Hildur Lilliendahl Viggósdóttir A well-known Icelandic feminist has been banned by Facebook for outing sexism online. In February, Hildur Lilliendahl Viggósdóttir set up a Facebook album called “Men Who Hate Women,” which is made up of screenshots documenting sexism on Facebook — such as this photo of a woman in her underwear strung up like a pig with an apple in her mouth. The caption reads, “Feminist found in town this morning — captured and put on the grill. Read More
Are you sick of Hallmark schmaltz but not ready to give up on greeting cards? Do you love food and laughter? Of course you do! For greeting cards without the sap, check out SupergrEAT Greetings, cards for people with good taste. These silly greeting cards are all food themed, with greetings like “I love you more than meatballs” and “We make a great pear. Read More
What happens when women are denied abortions? Sometimes, like Savita Halappanavar, they die. More typically, they give birth, keep the baby, fall below the poverty line, are forced to rely on public assistance, and are unable to keep a full-time job. The first scientific study on women denied abortions was presented last month, and science and entertainment website io9 has the details. Read More
Here at BUST, we love cats and we love pin-up girls, so Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls is pretty much our favorite thing ever. Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls is just what it says: photos of cats next to look-alike pictures of pinup girls. Meow! It’s hilarious, and it’s joining Cat Bounce on our list of favorite cat-related time wasters. Here are a few of our favorite cats that look like pin up girls (warning: some are semi-NSFW):  Images via catsthatlooklikepinupgirls.tumblr. Read More
The H.S. Chocolate Co. brings you the finest, most delicious artisan chocolates and confections available — and they’re pretty, too. Owned and operated by MaryAnne Hoekstra-Shekar, H.S. Chocolate Co. uses fresh ingredients and local purveyors, and blends modern and exotic flavor profiles with a classic sweet shoppe sensibility.  H.S. Chocolate sells candy bars, filled chocolates, and chocomels (flavored carmels dipped in chocolate) in flavors like Pumpkin Spice, Raspberry Ragtime, Fluffernutter, Bourbon Brown Sugar Pecan, and Maple Bacon. Read More
  It’s time to get excited, because the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular is almost here! The 8th annual BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular and Food Fair will take place on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 82 Mercer St. in SoHo, New York City. There will be over 200 vendors, and you can look forward to gorgeous handmade crafts, delicious food, craft beer, DJs, and raffle prizes. It’s the perfect time to buy unique holiday gifts for your friends and family — and some awesome stuff for yourself, too. Read More
Looks like the Senate bathrooms might need a makeover. Newly reelected Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar recently spoke about one consequence of having a record number of women senators: a line in the bathroom. “For the first time, we had a traffic jam in the women’s senator’s bathroom,” she said. “There were five women in there. There’s only two stalls! And I’m not going to say who — that would be really bad for decorum. There were five of us in there, two newly elected. So, very exciting. Read More
  The United Nations has a message: access to contraception is a human right that will save lives and more than $11 billion in health costs, as well as help remove gender inequalities around the world. The United Nations Population Fund recently released The State of the World Population 2011 report, titled “By Choice, Not By Chance.” The 140-page report argues for greater accessibility to family planning and contraception. Currently, 222 million women and girls in developing countries do not have access to contraception or family planning. Read More
A recently published study on violence against women found that the mobilization of feminist movements is more important in stopping violence against women than the wealth of nations, left-wing political parties, or even the number of women in politics.  The study, conducted over 40 years and in 70 countries, is the largest study on violence against women ever conducted. It found that feminist movements were the first to bring attention to the issue of violence against women, push for government action, and command support and attention from the public and the media. Read More
We’re super excited to share this awesome new song with you! JAN, the new solo project from Kim Talon of art-rock duo Eagle and Talon, is releasing her debut album, JAN, today, and BUST has a track just for you. “Red Crust Ow” is a riot grrrl-tinged rocker with plenty of fuzz to go around. The album was produced by John Goodmanson, who has also produced Blonde Redhead, The Gossip, and Sleater-Kinney. As part of Eagle and Talon, Kim Talon has collaborated with Reggie Watts and toured with Sia and Obi Best. Read More