Warning: this story may drive you to drink.  In Mangalore, southern India, a group of women who were attacked last week by a mob of over 40 men for simply relaxing at a local bar. As reported by the LA Times , a Hindu extremist group, Shri Ram Sena, took responsibility for the attack, claiming that they were simply 'safeguarding Indian culture.' The group, which has been compared to the Taliban, does not believe that women should be independent, wear Western ... Read More

Like a Prayer

BY debbie in Sexy

I'm so glad to see my girl Madonna is getting back to her roots and once again (supposedly) dating a beautiful MOC (man of color). It's so obvious that these guys are her type - from her early squeeze Jellybean Benitez to baby daddy Carlos Leon, she's long gone for cute Latinos and men of mixed-ethnicity. For some reason, though, she never seems to think of these guys to be the marrying kind, instead shacking up with pasty Sean Penn and Whitey Whitestein ... Read More

Hell Hath No Fury...

BY debbie in Feminizzle

I cannot stop thinking about how pissed I am about the bonuses that all those slimy bank execs received this year. When the story first came out, they were all, 'Hey! we are so cutting costs! because we are only getting 50% of our usual bonuses this year'. But I was immediately like, wtf? You guys were greedy and made crappy deals, which has brought the entire country to its economic knees -- you should be getting NO bonuses this year! I've worked at companies ... Read More

Who's That Girl?

BY debbie in Feminizzle

Sure, we're feeling all proud about ourselves here in the US for electing our first African-American president, and rightly so. But over in Iceland, they've just got their first openly gay Prime Minister, and that makes her also the first openly gay head of state in the whole entire world, ever! Johanna Sigurdardottir is Iceland's first lipstick lesbian leader, as well as Iceland's first female Prime Minister (although they previously had a female President. Can ... Read More

Lily Allen: Bummed Out?

BY debbie in Sexy

The always adorbs, unsinkable Lily Allen performed at some sort of UK nightclub recently in some sort of giant bunny costume before stripping down to this electric blue sailor-esque romper outfit. Haters can shut the F up, i think it's completely cute, and everything I want from the only ballsy comtemporary female pop singer who has not yet spontaneously combusted. I'm glad to see Lily continuing to be her cheeky  self, especially since her new album is about ... Read More

Inaugural Balls. He he he.

BY debbie in General

Consider the entire BUST staff childish, because we all laughed at the Aretha thing too. See below. The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c Changefest '09 - The End of Frat Boy ... Read More
Oh yeah, baby, you know what time it is. It's business time. TV business. Flight of the Conchords business. The new episode isn't airing until Sunday, January 18th, at 10pm, but if you need your FOC fix right now or you don't have HBO, you can watch it right ... Read More
The new Showtime series , The United States of Tara, launches in a few weeks, and it looks like everything we could have hoped for, and more. Since it stars Toni Colette and is written by Diablo Cody, we've been expecting a feminist feast along the lines of a Muriel's Wedding/Juno mashup, and it looks like the ladies have delivered something even better. A women's studies dissertation waiting to happen, this show deals with a mid-western mama with 3 personalities: ... Read More

Did Steve tell you that?

BY debbie in Boob Tube

A while back, I posted about the weird youtube/FOC mashup phenom of people (mostly ladies) videotaping themselves lip-sychning to various Flight of the Conchords songs. Well, seems like the Conchs themselves have gotten wind of this weirdness, and so now HBO is running a Flight of the Conchords Lip Synch contest on their site , in order to promote the new season. They've already posted a few entries; I'm not sure if these are real or faked as examples for further ... Read More
Rachida Dati. Photo: Pierre-Philippe, Getty Images Simone de Beauvoir would be proud. Not only does France have a female foreign minister, but she's 43, Muslim, unmarried, and recently gave birth while refusing to name the father of her child (While the Uk Telegraph reports 'Possible candidates include a French millionaire and hotel and casino baron, and the former prime minister of another European country,' I smell sperm bank and IVF. It's not easy to get ... Read More