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Think you have out-of-this-world sewing skills? Well, no offense, but they probably are no match for the skills of the ladies who created the Apollo space suits. (Unless your hobby is to meticulously craft suits capable of withstanding space travel and landing on the moon. If so, I commend you.) The space suit was stitched together from 21 layers of different materials as varied as Teflon and Lycra, and each layer served a specific purpose. Here's the big surprise ... Read More
Boys and girls perform equally in math and science testing when they begin elementary school, and show about the same level of enjoyment of the subjects. However, by 8th grade twice as many boys than girls are interested in STEM careers, (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) which are ultimately the fields with the highest growth rate and earning potential. This contributes to the gender pay gap among adults as well as various other inequalities. In ... Read More
Despite a break from the heat wave, my Monday evening was still super hot and steamy thanks to Planned Parenthood of NYC’s 7th annual benefit, Summer, Sex & Spirits, of which BUST was a proud sponsor. The event, hosted by PPNYC Activist Council, raised over $20,000 for the organization’s healthcare services, educational programs, and legislative work. Guests enjoyed the all night open bar with refreshing beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery: The ... Read More
Last week, Network Awesome presented its four-day program, The Women of Punk, featuring videos of performances by punk legends such as Nina Hagen, Debbie Harry, Siouxsie & the Banshees, and L7. Bummed you missed it? Don't be. All of the video series are stored in Network Awesome's archives, so you can watch badass performances back to back with a single click.  Network Awesome is an online TV network that programs 4-6 hours of daily programing. By ... Read More
  The evolution of Comic-Con has seen many changes over the years. While the inclusion of Hollywood creates excitement, on the flip side, the "nerd market" has become so hot, the convention floor is littered with booth-babe Slave Leia's trying to tempt nerds to the dark side. In a crowd of 300,000 I saw only one original Leia (not decked out in a sexy slave outfit) far off in the distance when riding the shuttle back to my hotel. I nearly made the bus driver ... Read More
The well-respected and long-standing literary magazine, Granta: The Magazine of New Writing’s spring 2011 edition is titled “The F Word.’” Though the book contains many words that begin with ‘f,’ the overarching theme is perhaps the most controversial f-word of all—feminism. With a mix of photos, drawings, poems, memoirs, and realist fiction each of the 23 female contributors add their own unique voice and perspective to ... Read More
Last Tuesday, July 12, at St. Mark's Bookshop, I had the distinct honor of listening to a panel of three super rad and super interesting ladies talk about their experience when it comes to being a woman working in media, their role in showcasing women through media, and how they view the overall consumption and creation of mainstream and indie media. Speakers included: Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom Magazine, Editor), Emily Rems (BUST magazine, Editor), and ... Read More
The future of science may rest in the hands of women. In each of the three age groups at Google's first science fair, three girls were the chosen winners among 7,500 entrees from 91 countries.  And not only were these projects scientifically impressive--they also may be used to benefit public health. Lauren Hodge, winner of the youngest group of 13-14 year olds looked at carcinogenic levels in various marinades for grilled chicken. Winner among ... Read More
  Thanks to milk, your testosterone fueled other half may never have to listen to you whine again. Praises be to everythingidoiswrong.org! Now men have somewhere to go when they need to verify their mistakes (hey guess what, you're always 100 percent wrong!), build an apology video (featuring every girl's favorite things--hearts, chocolate chip cookies and cats), and sensitize their vocabulary (get cracking boys, you're going to need to come up with more ... Read More
A new preschool in Stockholm named Egalia, the Swedish word for equality, has declared its purpose “to free children from social expectations based on their sex.” So how do you create a genderless environment? With a team of teachers/administrators who are passionate about gender equality, they’ve created some guidelines. First, they don’t reinforce gender through language; all of the students at the school are either referred to by their ... Read More