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 Last night I discovered “The Women of Playboy”, a tumblr devoted to models featured in the magazine from the late fifties up to the nineties. I couldn’t stop looking at the playmates—I was up until 2am. What kept me up weren’t just the naked ladies, but the fact that the women looked real. All the girls were natural; none had breast implants or zero pubic hair. They looked like us. What really kept me up was the monster change ... Read More
On Saturday morning, a woman named Eman al-Obeidy broke into the Libyan hotel reserved for members of the press  to tell journalists that she had been raped by members of Quaddafi’s militia. The journalists rushed to al-Obeidy, trying to interview, photograph, and eventually protect her. The scene quickly turned into a mini-war with al-Obeidy at the center. The waiters of the hotel, who are actually part of Quaddafi’s security, grabbed knives from ... Read More
The second annual Heels on Wheels Roadshow kicks off this April in Pittsburg. The show features six amazing multi-media performance artists from the femme-side of the gender spectrum highlighting gender injustice, story telling, and community building. The show is co-produced by Damien Luxe, a Brooklyn-based queer performance artist who recently got herself an MFA in DIY (or, a DIY MFA), and Heather Acs, a New York City Teaching Artist and theater ... Read More
In the wake of the unrest/civil war/revolution in Libya, a lot of media attention has been paid to the eccentricities of their four-decade long leader and tyrant, Moammar Gadhafi. He’s been garnering twitter hits for his wacky ways, his bizarre quotes, and of course, his inhumane ability to fire on his own citizens. Adding to the long list of Gadhafi’s strange proclivities is his choice of personal protection: an all-female, lipsticked legion of ... Read More
 Chinese scientists have discovered that male mice bred without the chemical serotonin are attracted to other male mice, not females. This is the first time an isolated neurotransmitter has been easily linked to homosexuality. When serotonin is re-injected into the mice brains, they show a preference for females again. Mice are not humans. The findings are interesting because they are so simple, mice that lack the gene necessary to produce serotonin will be ... Read More
On January 24th ,2011 at an information on campus safety at York University, a Toronto police officer put his foot in his mouth. He advised that "women should avoid dressing likes sluts in order not to be victimized." Students and staff of York University's Osgoode Law School have demanded an apology, but some people don't think an apology is enough. After all, the police officer in question isn't the only person to share this view. It's a popular and insidious ... Read More
Street harassment is so common in New York, it's practically a pandemic. It's so common that I walked from the 28th subway to BUST HQ's on 27th (that's a block) and got cat-called five times today. And it's raining. Goddamn, don't these men have jobs? Apparently the thing topping their to-do list is 'YELL AT WOMEN ON STREET' followed by the less important, but equally creepy, tasks of: 'hide in bushes & wait' and 'make lots of calls from a blocked number where ... Read More
Damn. Bethann Hardison is fierce. She was the first black cheerleader at her Brooklyn highschool, the first African-American person working an upscale New York City showroom, and one of only a handful of black runway and fashion models in the early 1970's. But Hardison knew she could be more effective behind the camera than in front, and in 1980 joined one of the top modeling agencies as a booker. It was her wheeling and dealing that persuaded top designers to ... Read More
In Liberia, rape has become a standard procedure, used as a tool of oppression and to instill fear. From 1989 to 2003, the Liberian civil war used mass rape as an element of warfare, affecting 3 out of 4 young girls and women.  Although the war ended, the rape epidemic still continues in Liberia and has shattered the social norms of the community.  Even after almost 8 years, women continue to live in fear and continue to be victims of ... Read More
A mailer went out to Tampa, Florida residents stating that mayoral candidate, Rose Ferlita, is unfit for office. Why? Well, for starters, she’s single.The mailer makes claims on her personal reasons for remaining unmarried, stating that it’s because she’s made her political ambitions (note that they don’t say career) a priority. Her single status also prompts the mailer to state she has “suspect family values” which could ... Read More