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Donald Trump Thinks Pumping Breast Milk Is "Disgusting"

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Dear Mr. Trump, Anything you say can and will be used against you – especially since you’re running for president. Not only that, but your words are a direct reflection of your character, and I’m not so sure that anyone who believes pumping breast milk is…

Lizzie McGuire, Eating Disorders, and Me

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I learned wonderful and awful things from an episode of a Disney channel tween show, Lizzie McGuire. For years, I thought that straight-up losing consciousness was the symbol that you were hurting your body too much, eating too little. One episode—about…
Aug 03, 2015 1124

Mark Zuckerberg's Pregnancy Announcement Reveals Their Problems With Miscarriage

in Living by Isabel Bartholomew
In a message posted on (where else) Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his…
Aug 03, 2015 837

#CakeWithCashmerette: Sewing Bloggers Say F.U. to a Troll... With Cake

in Style by Alexa Salvato
When sewing blogger Cashmerette posted a sketch of bathing suit plans for an upcoming…
Jul 31, 2015 13947

"Are You A Feminist?" Celebrities' Answers from BUST Magazine's 22-Year Archive May Surprise You

in Feminism by BUST Magazine
These days, it's become pretty popular for interviewers to ask celebrities (especially…
Jul 31, 2015 601

New Bill Could Make College Investigations Harder for Victims of Sexual Assault

in Feminism by Alexa Salvato
Two U.S. representatives are introducing a new bill, the Safe Campus Act, to solve the…
Jul 31, 2015 3396

Fatherhood Changes Men's Views on Gender Roles—And Not for the Better

in Feminism by Samantha Baumgartner
You’ve just spent hours in the delivery room pushing through the pain, and the moment…
Jul 31, 2015 6791

7 Ways to Celebrate Tonight's Blue Moon

in General by Alexa Salvato
Tonight’s sky will be lit by a Blue Moon, a term which actually just means it'll be the…
Jul 31, 2015 6126

Carrie Brownstein's Reading List: How Many Have You Read?

in General by Hanna Lustig
Our love for Carrie Brownstein burns brighter with each passing day. She’s a Sleater…
Jul 31, 2015 1137

Alabama Tried to Deny Woman Abortion by Giving Fetus An Attorney

in Feminism by Alexa Salvato
Today in stories about complete violations of a woman’s bodily autonomy: a pregnant…
Jul 30, 2015 2084

Like Most Media, NPR Dominated By White Men's Voices (Literally)

in General by Alexa Salvato
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), an NYC-based media watch organization,…
Jul 30, 2015 8503

Lena Dunham's Stance Against Sex Work Decriminalization Is Wrong. Here's Why.

in Feminism by Elizabeth Ollero
We have some good news, and then we have some bad news. Good news: Amnesty International…

Omg, you guys, have you heard about how much straight dudes love it when girls in knee socks kiss each other? And get all pushy and slick in a pool together with blood all over their prom dresses? And look deeply into the camera while moaning 'you want it?' and unzipping their sweatshirts oh-so-slowly? Well, someone in charge of marketing Diablo Cody's new cheerleader-turns-into-mass-cannibalistic-man-killer flick sure has. Trailer NSFW.

Here at BUST we have a crush of epic proportions on Diablo Cody. Shit, girl is on our cover next month! And part of me is as disposed as this trailer's target audience to find blood-dripping, skinny-dipping, wise-cracking, lip-glossed, man-eating cheerleaders sexy, in the hopelessly cheesy 'aw-shucks, we're all just red-blooded bros thinkin' with our dicks' tradition. I think that in it's entirety, and based on my intensive, salivating fact-checking of Cody's interview, this movie will actually deliver honest, darkly ironic views on female rage, jealousy, and confusion.

But what this trailer says to me is that even a film with two female protagonists, with a female director and a female screenwriter, is still marketed to the already pathetically pandered-to 18-34 year-old dude contingent. I know that a corny, horny, 'restricted red-band' trailer can get people's titillated little brains into theaters (people being dudes, apparently). Yet every time I see this kind of trailer, for a movie I actually want to see, I think: why not me? why does not one single marketing mastermind successfully target me and girls like me--down to see a violently smart and funny movie about well, man-eaters, but not necessarily down to make out with each other for the boys? I'm sick of this. Are guys? Are you? -Devan

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