India's upper house of parliament voted 186-1 (whoa) to pass the women's reservation bill which would mandate that women occupy one-third of all seats in the national and state legislatures.  It was passed the day after International Women's Day and excited cries of "we made it!" could be heard outside of parliament last night from female lawmakers.  It's pretty cool because activists say that the bill will increase women's participation in politics and ... Read More
Party update: this Friday! BUST invites you to get down and get fashion-y at the New York Couture Designer Birthday Party and Fashion Show!Freshest collection from New York Couture is sure to titillate and tease!!!  You are cordially invited to help celebrate at the New York Couture Designer Birthday Party and Fashion Show!  Come experience the collection first-hand instead of watching it on MTV. New York Couture Designer Birthday Party and Fashion ... Read More

BUST is gonna rock you!

BY Susan in Music Stuff |

BUST Magazine is throwing together a last minute shin-dig and we want you! Fresh, exciting talent for our party. Primarily female driven bands, and mostly rock and rollers. This is a party after all! If you think you got the beat, email bands@bust.com and show us what you got! A short description of your band, or you, and a link to listen or see you perform (myspaces, youtubes, are all acceptable.) This party is happening on March 27th, that's just a few weeks ... Read More
While I appreciate a good serious film as much as the next guy, I can't help but be enthralled when a dance sequence shows up in a movie. Flavorwire apparently thinks the same way--so they put out this list of their 35 favorite dances on film. Present are the obvious musicals (I have such a soft spot for West Side Story, so I was pleased to see three clips on the list) but also unexpected dances like the one in Pulp Fiction.   You need to a flashplayer ... Read More

Catch BUST at SXSW

BY Susan in Music Stuff |

Where is BUST going to be at SXSW? At the best and coolest parties, duh.  Make sure to check out the Sissy Bounce showcase..let me see your bust bounce ladies... Date/time: SATURDAY March 20 DAY PARTY for more info go to http://www.wheretheyatnola.com/ Artists on the bill include: Partners-N-Crime http://www.myspace.com/pncofficial DJ Jubilee http://www.myspace.com/djjubilee1 Katey Red http://www.myspace.com/kateyred Big Freedia ... Read More
There's an online fundraiser being held until March 16 for The Girls Rock Alliance and The Girls Rock Camp Austin. Donate $10 to www.girlsrockcampaustin.com for a chance to win a guitar signed by Dolly ... Read More
Yesterday my friends and I were joking on Facebook (shut up) about Terry Gross's Fresh Air interview with Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart: Memoirs of a Dominatrix. Terry Gross is pretty famous for being a great interviewer but she was way out of her depth. She just seemed unable to believe that "normal" people work in sex dungeons or patronize them. While talking to the author, Terry veered back and forth between "How did a nice girl like you end up doing ... Read More
Heck yes. According to People, last night at a post-Oscars party, Betty White confirmed what millions on the internet had been speculating about: she will appear on Saturday Night Live sometime in the near future. Though she didn't specify a date (and Lorne Michaels, the show's executive producer, already dismissed claims that she'd be co-hosting a special "Women of Comedy" episode) and it isn't clear if she'll be actually hosting, this is certainly awesome. Aside ... Read More
  Does Riot Grrrl still exist? Has it evolved? It's clear that the movement has had an influence on tons of musicians, zinesters, and grassroots organizers since it began, but just how much of an influence has it had? And what's changed to keep it relevant in 2010? These are just some of the questions the International Girl Gang Underground zine, "a compilation zine that picks up where Riot Grrrl left off," hopes to answer, and they ... Read More
My feminist organization hands out condoms (just the regular Durex ones) all the time on campus and one time we ran out and had to send someone on a condom run to get more.  Well, in the meantime some generous soul saw our predicament and whipped 12 Magnums out of his backpack and donated it to our cause.  (Why did he have 12 Magnums in his backpack on Monday morning on campus at 10am?  No one will ever know but it gives a new meaning to being ... Read More