BY BUST Magazine in General on Aug 18, 2014 |
It was nearly three months ago when 22-year-old Elliot Rodgers posted a frightening video on YouTube detailing his plan to “annihilate” women before viciously murdering two female students, four male students, and ultimately himself, at the University of California at Santa Barbara on May 23. The tragedy ignited national debates over gun control and mental health in the U.S. But the bulk of the discussion, facilitated by women under the ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in General on Mar 18, 2014 |
I was not aware that the popular St. Patrick’s Day slogan “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” has an unspoken footnote: "only if you're the opposite gender."
Well, that was the message from the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parades in Boston and New York City. Both have controversially maintained the ban against marchers carrying posters identifying or celebrating queer sexual orientations.In response, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Feminizzle on Mar 13, 2014 |
Are you a kick-ass lady? Wanna nosh, drink, and exchange ideas with similarly kick-ass ladies? Here’s your chance!
The Lady Project, a Providence-based organization for female entrepreneurs and curious, creative women, is hosting its second annual Lady Project Summit on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Last year’s Summit, which featured BUST co-founder Debbie Stoller as its keynote speaker, ruled super-hard. You won’t want ... Read More
BY Rachael Roth in General on Jan 03, 2014 |
A campaign called Operation LIPSTICK out of Dorchester, MA is calling attention to women's role in illegal gun trade and putting the onus on females to help lessen gun crimes. While most gun crimes are committed by men, women play a large part by purchasing and concealing guns for criminals who can't acquire their own.
LIPSTICK, which is an acronym for "Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killings," was founded in 2012 by Nancy Robinson. Robinson ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in General on Mar 20, 2013 |
Ladies, assemmmmble! (Picture that said in a Ron Burgundy voice. It's funnier.)
The PVD Lady Project, founded in 2011 by badass entrepreneurs Julie Sygiel and Sierra Barter, functions as an "old girls' network" for Providence, RI-area movers and shakers.
On Saturday, April 13, the PVD Lady Project is puttin' on the Lady Project Summit, an epic day-long conference chock-full of inspiring speakers and hands-on workshops. From 9am to 7pm, you can network and nosh ... Read More
BY Kari Belsheim in Music Stuff on Jan 08, 2013 |
After three years of honing their live sound, Stereo Telescope is set to release a full-length album, On and Running, on January 29th. This synthpop duo is composed of Nikki Dessingue and Kurt Schneider, veterans of various indie and electronic bands from the Boston scene. Each member sings and performs a host of instrumental tasks, which is quite impressive considering the complexity of their music.With a blend of post-rock ambience and meticulous electronic ... Read More
BY Lan Truong in Artsy on Oct 17, 2012 |
"This animal is quite harmless if not touched!"
--"Muzzle or no muzzle, jabber she will!"
A picture's worth a thousand words, and the illustrations on postcards say a lot about the time that they were created. For example, it's easy to see from the women wearing muzzles postcards (did I just type "women wearing muzzles"?!) above that whatever time period they came about in, it was an important one for women's rights. And no, these postcards ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Aug 08, 2012 |
K. Flay (aka Kristine Flaherty) has built a reputation not only as an up-and-coming independent hip-hop artist, but also as an unflappable interviewee. Before her show at Boston venue T.T. the Bear’s Place on July 11th, we had a chance to sit down with K. Flay to discuss Bay Area hip-hop, Gavin Rossdale, and to play an unusual game of “Would You Rather.”
By Jen Grygiel and Andrea O’Meara
Andrea: So you’ve played here before? Who are ... Read More
BY Intern Christina in General on May 31, 2012 |
Today is a victory for equal rights in Massachusetts, where a federal appeals court just declared that the federal Defense of Marriage act is unconstitutional on the grounds that it unfairly denies equal benefits to legally married same-sex couples.
The ruling is also a victory for the Obama administration, which had refused to defend that part of the 1996 law. Although the decision does not establish a national right to gay marriage, hopefully the ... Read More
If you’re in the Northeast this weekend, you should really check out Ladyfest, a 3-day art and music festival featuring workshops, vendors, readings and discussions by feminist organizations and punk legends (Alice Bag!), and over 20 bands. Ladyfest goes down Feb. 3-5 at the YMCA in Cambridge, MA, organized by volunteers with the goal of creating a safe, empowering space for women in the arts.
The very first Ladyfest took place in Olympia, WA in 2000, ... Read More