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“Girl, you have to be strong." “You are a woman, you need to be stronger.” “Women are born strong.” From childhood, girls are raised to aspire to be “strong women." Who does our society consider a “strong woman”? Community rules, mainstream media, religious bodies and corporate bigwigs declare that a woman has to stomach negative, antagonistic and unfavorable people, situations and circumstances to be considered “strong." We need to constantly give in to and put up with what we shouldn’t. Society says that putting up with this nonsense is...
You may not know the name T-Rextasy yet, but you will. I’ll even bet you BUSTies out there that you’ll have their new album, Jurassic Punk, on heavy rotation by the time this interview is over. Jurassic Punk by T-Rextasy T-Rextasy is made up of five fabulous women: Lyris Faron on vocals, Lena Abraham and Vera Kahn on guitar, Annie Fidoten on bass, and Ebun Nazon-Power on drums—they're all only juniors in college, and they all rock. What I first noticed about this band when they took the...
Grab your gal pals, The Golden Girls are coming to Manhattan! A Golden Girls-themed café is reportedly coming to Northern Manhattan, on Broadway between 187th and 188th streets. Michael J. LaRue, a close friend of Rue McClanahan, aka TV’s sassiest senior citizen Blanche Devereaux, is planning on opening The Rue La Rue Café, and Betty White will attend the grand opening.  DNAInfo reports that the restaurant will be adorned with memorabilia from McClanahan’s estate, including her piano, which will be used for live music. The restaurant will...
June has finally arrived y’all, in all of its sunny, sweaty glory. This means two things: First of all, it’s officially summer. Second of all, it’s PRIDE MONTH (fellow queers, rejoice)! So, to celebrate the changing of the seasons and Pride alike, I’ve compiled a list of queer musicians that you need to add to your summer playlist.Whether you’ll be spending the sweltering days beachside, poolside, or couchside (me), these artists, who are proudly representing the queer community, are summer playlist staples.  1. Your Friend Taryn...
Comedian and author (and BUST contributor!) Sara Benincasa has just released her first-ever short film, and it’s f*cking hilarious. Directed by Heather Fink and produced by Roxane Gay, the film, titled “The Focus Group,” stars Sara herself as a depressed, unemployed woman with a love for egg rolls who submits her body to a focus group that promises to “improve her personal brand.” It’s 9 minutes and 30 seconds of snort-worthy laughs that had me choking on my coffee. Check it out here:  Images via Facebook  More from...