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We’ve been honked, whistled, and leered at. We can attempt to escape the heat by wearing tank tops and shorts, but we can hardly escape the harassment that we face every day on the streets. It is often dismissed as an inevitable annoyance, or maybe even seen as a compliment, but street harassment is one the most pervasive forms of gender-based violence and one that is least legislated against. March 20th, the first day of spring, is International Anti-Street ... Read More
A news story has been making the rounds about an 11-year-old girl who was gang-raped by a group of males in a small town in Texas. Eighteen young men and boys have been arrested in connection with the case, which would seem like justice is starting to be served, but The New York Times has begun to go ahead and undermine it! An article by James C. McKinley Jr., posted yesterday on the NYT's website, includes such choice quotes like "These boys have to live with this ... Read More
Hello, it is the 100th International Women's Day today! To help you get ready, I made a handy checklist on Autostraddle.com for you, but I also decided to highlight some of the stuff here. GET CELEBRATING ALREADY!+ Find out if there’s an official IWD event in or near your city online. The theme this year is “Access to Education, Training, Science, and Technology.” + Stand with Planned Parenthood + Fight back against street harassment ... Read More
“The Army didn’t want them there. The academy leadership didn’t want them there. The school’s faculty and cadets didn’t want them there. It seemed no one did–but in July 1976, 119 young women stood at the gates to the US Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY, to embark on a course that would change their lives, the academy and the Army, forever.”  After the 1975 legislation signed by President Ford, women were ... Read More
Perhaps you attended the huge rally last weekend in support of Planned Parenthood, like we did, and are looking for new ways to help. Well now you can support Planned Parenthood AND laugh your ass off all in one night! Or maybe even laugh at the GOP for threatening to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, our leading provider for sexual and reproductive healthcare. We Love You, a bi-monthly stand up comedy show in New York, is donating all the show's proceeds to ... Read More
 Women Deliver honors 100 of the most inspiring people who have delivered results for girls and women globally. The organization, launched in 2007, is committed to bringing action against maternal death, focusing on maternal health as both a human right and a necessity for sustainable development. Women Deliver has chosen to recognize those who have dedicated themselves to the improvement of lives for women and girls in celebration with the 100th anniversary ... Read More
Ice cream made from breast milk was banned from London gourmet shop the Icrecreamists, based on a complaint regarding a perceived health risk. The mother’s milk was screened at a leading medical clinic, pasteurized, and then served in a martini glass with lemon zest and vanilla for about $22.50.  The compliant was filed by two men, who reported it to the Westminster council. The legal response was a prompt removal of the ice cream based on the need to ... Read More
Women have been playing a major role in Egypt’s quest for self-governance for a long time. Sixty years ago, Doria Shafik led 1,500 women into parliament, demanding the right to vote. This action let to Shafik’s arrest and garnered international attention. She staged hunger strikes, and various other protests, before being put on permanent house arrest and having her name banned from the press. She eventually committed suicide, a sad end to an inspiring ... Read More
On March 8th, 2011, thousands of men and women will meet on bridges as part of the "Join Me on the Bridge" campaign in 29 countries to show that there can be no sustainable peace unless the voices of women are heard. It will be more than a powerful statement: March 8th is also International Women's Day, so hopefully the two together will create a dialogue about what we can do to help women both in places of conflict and at home. Women for Women International run ... Read More
We here at BUST HQ will be at the NYC Planned Parenthood rally, but we've got some deetz for those of you not in the Big Apple.  Here are the links to Facebook events for a slew of rallies from Atlanta to Youngstown to Melbourne and Toronto on Saturday (February 26th). Everyone get out there and make your voice heard! Annapolis, MDAtlanta, GA Asheville, NCAustin, TXBay Area, CABirmingham, ALBoston, MAChicago, IL Columbus, OHDallas, TXDenver, CODetroit, MI ... Read More