BY intern Amber in General on Sep 24, 2009 |
In the Ukraine, power has always rested in the hands of men. Women have been victims of sexual trafficking and exploitation. Misogyny has been a part of the Soviet culture for centuries causing many feminist movements to rise and fight their oppressors. The 'Asgarda,' a new tribe of empowered women, is developing in the Carpathian Mountains. Thirty-year-old Katerina Tamouska leads the tribe of 150 women, varying in ages. Using the tribal traditions of the ... Read More
BY Eliza C. Thompson in General on Sep 23, 2009 |
Remember Victoria Woodhull from your U.S. History classes? I vaguely recall my textbook briefly mentioning her in some catch-all section about other female rabble rousers of the 19th century. Well, in case you missed the one completely inadequate sentence about her, now there's a whole movie dedicated to her life, achievements, and general badassery. Did you know she was the first woman to run for president? In 1872, no less? Yeah, that's right, before women could ... Read More
BY Eliza C. Thompson in General on Sep 11, 2009 |
The New York Times does it again! Just a couple short weeks after their girl-tastic issue of the NYT Magazine, yesterday they ran an article about the surprisingly large presence of female directors at this year's Toronto Film Festival.
In addition to a 'raucous' premiere of BUST cover girl Diablo Cody's gorefest Jennifer's Body (directed by Karyn Kusama), the festival also held screenings of Jane Campion's new film Bright Star and Danish director Lone Scherfig's ... Read More
BY intern Amber in General on Sep 02, 2009 |
After testing, poking and prodding her gender chromosomes, doctors have agreed that yes, Caster Semenya is indeed a woman! So now she can cheerfully take home the gold medal she rightfully deserves. However, cheerful is not the adjective I would use to describe the way Caster and her family feel right now. After all, this shocking controversy overshadowed Semenya's triumph.
As we recently reported, 18-year-old Caster Semenya, South Africa's professional female ... Read More
BY Emily Rems in General on Aug 27, 2009 |
Ella Es El Matador, the first of three super BUST-y POV docs we featured in our Aug/Sept issue's 'Fall Preview' will finally be premiering on PBS on September 1st, and it's required viewing for anyone fascinated with the notion of female bullfighters in Spain.
Here's more from PBS:
'For Spaniards - and for the world - nothing has expressed their country's traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was ... Read More
BY debbie in General on Aug 27, 2009 |
Like everyone here at BUST, Courtney Love's got a crush on currrent cover gal Diablo Cody, as she revealed in a couple of recent twitpics she posted:Hey Courtney: how much more could we love you? None. We could love you none ... Read More
BY Libby Zay in General on Aug 25, 2009 |
What happens when you smoke your nearest rival in the 800-meter dash by 2.45 seconds? If you're a woman, your gender comes into question.
Long teased for her ''boyish'' looks, South African runner Caster Semenya has heard comments about her appearance her entire life. After winning a gold medal at the world athletics championships, the slim hipped, broad shoulder, muscular athlete is now being forced to take a ''gender verification test.'' The ... Read More
BY Laurie in General on Aug 19, 2009 |
In early 2009, our good friends Carol Ann Gleason, Founder and Director of Stimulus Projects and NYC-based Photographer Danielle St. Laurent teamed up to launch the Geo-Girls Citizen Journalism Program at the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. The Geo-Girls Program provides media equipment (laptops and cameras) and media training to 24 of the girl students of the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy which links the girls through monthly media projects ... Read More
BY Libby Zay in General on Aug 17, 2009 |
Who says big girls don't cry? A recently-released--not to mention pointless--poll estimates that women who live to age 78 will cry for 16 months of their life. That's 12,000 hours of your precious time wasted sobbing away!
Okay, okay... I'm a pretty sensitive lady. I'm not ashamed to admit that I was more than a little bleary eyed during my last break up, and I'm always sure to have Kleenex handy when Homeward Bound is replayed on TV (come on, ... Read More
BY Libby Zay in General on Aug 13, 2009 |
What's in a name? Apparently, a lot more people get heated up about the issue than you might think. Although far from a new debate, a recent study reports that 71% of Americans think women should take their spouses name after marriage. Half of the respondents said the act should be a legal requirement. Um, does the idea of individual choice apply to our individuality?
The study, by the Center for Survey Research at Indiana ... Read More