Bucket was started with the intent of becoming a magazine promoting the idea of feminism, opening people's eyes to the fact that it is commonplace in the majority of intelligent human beings in this world, but remains unrecognized due to social stigmas and prejudices. Feminism, quite simply, is the idea that everyone is equal, specifically women and men, and the majority of intelligent people agree with this idea.
However, after much debate and meditation, I the editor have decided to change our mission statement to promote an idea of humanism. Feminism is a topic too limited for the ambitious members of the staff. All people are equal.
So why do we need a magazine for this and what is the deal with all the randomness? Humanists and feminists alike have a sense of humor and a sense of creativity that we want to encourage. Some of the content is more political, some more comical, but all is entertaining. Enjoy.
-Marissa L. Dupont
The Deal with the Rhino
Rhinos traditionally represent male power and sexuality. The horn of the rhino is often seen as a large phallic symbol, and, in many cultures, ground down and ingested to increase human male potency.
By incorporating the rhino into our logo and making it female, we at Bucket hope to wrest a little bit of the power away from patriarchal imagery. Only in true harmony of female and male can peace and understanding exist. We at Bucket strive for that.
Now get me my latte, bitch!
How it All Began
The site was conceived in a burst of creativity by Marissa Dupont on January 17, 2001 and launched on February 14 of the same year. It began with a staff of about 25 volunteers, including one intern. The intent was to start an online, monthly magazine with a focus on feminism. Over time, that focus has changed and evolved (see above mission statement), and in October of 2005, a new version of Bucket launched. Bucket now hosts a blog, comic strips, poetry and art, and welcomes all forms of creativity. Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marissa L. Dupont is the Editor-in-Chief, webdesigner, graphic designer, owner and publisher of Bucket. She is a graduate of Emerson College with a BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing and is also a graduate of the NYU Summer Publishing Institute. She works in marketing at a publishing company and lives with her boyfriend and two cats in Somersworth, New Hampshire. Marissa can be contacted at email@example.com.