Female activists in Iran continue to face state punishment and arrest for their peaceful demonstrations, which protest discriminatory laws against women under the Iranian theocracy and the killing or jailing of fellow activists.  The Mourning Mothers group, thirty-three of whom were arrested Monday during a protest in Tehran, was formed after the death of Neda Agha-Soltan, a 26-year-old Iranian woman who was shot and killed last June on the outskirts of ... Read More
In celebration of the anniversary of the infamous pro-choice ruling of Roe v. Wade, local New York feminist filmmakers are holding screenings of two films this Thursday, January 14th. Obvious Child, co-written and produced by previous BUST intern Anna Bean, is a romantic comedy about an unplanned pregnancy, an abortion, and a great first date in an unlikely location. The second film, I Had an Abortion, documents the views of 10 women (including famed feminist ... Read More
On February 9th, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is having its Annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Auction, held at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY.  The event is hosted by Mr. Murray Hill and features performances by Kaki King, Saffire, and special surprise guests!  For only $25 you get a ticket, bidding paddle, drink specials and a night of fun.  VIP tickets are $75 and include a special pre-auction VIP reception with Kathleen Hanna, Kaki King and ... Read More

One Man Show

BY Intern Leala in Artsy |

Come on down and see one of NYC’s well loved “downtown darlings”!  World Famous *BOB* puts on a “one man show” at Joe’s Pub on Sunday, January 24th about a girl*who had to become a drag queen*to learn how to become a woman. The show highlights the life of a farm girl from California, who was “raised” by a pack of homosexuals, and decides her life’s destiny is to become a professional drag queen, and ... Read More
To all you West Coasters!  This Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre Presents its 5th Annual Focus on Female Directors.  This event features short films from cinema pioneers, Oscar nominees, documentary filmmakers, international award winners, and some of the brightest upcoming artists emerging from the festival circuit. Included in the set is Jane Campion’s “Peel”(a.k.a. "An Exercise in ... Read More
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