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The Republicans made a good choice with Sarah Palin. That’s the point Anna Holmes (editor of Jezebel.com) and Rebecca Traister (author of the forthcoming Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women) consider in their op-ed in the New York Times this past Sunday. And it’s an interesting one to consider: what ladies do the Democrats have? For the group that is supposed to be more liberal and open, their main player ... Read More
Kamala Lopez is adamant. And we all should be. Just last Thursday was Women's Equality Day, but the thing is, we're still not equal. The fact is, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has still not been ratified, and we need this shit in writing. Ms. Lopez recently helped launch this campaign with the premiere of this brief video. She plans produce 20 short films over the next year in order to bring about the awareness necessary to finally get the ERA ratified. For ... Read More
German pop star Nadja Benaissa, formerly of the girl group No Angels, has officially been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm and attempted bodily harm for neglecting to tell sexual partners she was HIV-positive. Between 2000 and 2004, the singer had apparently had unprotected sex at least 5 times with 3 separate people without informing them of her condition, which she discovered in 1999 during a test while she was pregnant. One of these men, a talent agent, ... Read More
In national news Bristol Palin is on the hot seat for receiving a $14,000 speaking fee from Lifehouse, a home for unwed mothers in Louisville, Kentucky. I'm thinking back home they're loving her. Well, most of them are anyway. Willow: "Where's mom?" Todd: "Would you pass the venison please, dear?" Piper: "Yeah, where's mom?" Bristol: "She's not coming." Track: "But you asked everyone to come. Even I'm here." Bristol rolls eyes. Sighs: "Whatever. Mom's going to ... Read More
Tomorrow, August 26th, marks a big day in Herstory, and I’m not talking about the births of the Velvet Underground’s Maureen Tucker or Garbage’s Shirley Manson, though I’ll be sure to raise a glass for them as well. Tomorrow historians and feminists celebrate the 90th anniversary of national women’s suffrage and the official recognition of the 19th amendment by the state. In honor of the movement and Women’s Equality Day the ... Read More
The Lunagals over at Lunapads commit themselves to helping women fight against pollution, save $$$ and just be healthier all around, one period at a time.  They offer reusable pads and diva cups as an alternative to tampons.  We are big supporters of them here at BUST and would love to help them spread the word that their IS another option ladies!!!   Here is a new video from their website: You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view ... Read More
No, not really—she’s a typical fixture in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and generally represents what the magazine stands for (like shopping, and being sexy). However, that didn’t stop the editors from writing the phrase “Untamed Va-jay-jays” around the area where her actual vagina should be. It’s definitely eye-catching if not because it’s offensive yet cutesy than because it’s visually so white and bold. The ... Read More
 Listen up.  You have one week to prepare your bid for the 2010 Panties Princess crown (Princes are also welcome). Interested?  Intrigued? Unlike most bids for power, this is your chance to do something truly good for other people, and for young women in particular.  Days For Girls, a program that operates out of Washington State as part of the larger organization "Project Thrive," is asking for donations of new underwear to be sent to ... Read More

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BY emily dirienzo in Feminizzle |

   To break up the monotony of life inside my own brain, I’ve enlisted a group of  close friends to update me on the world outside of kittens, cupcakes and 18th Century British literature. This morning my friend Cristina hipped me to the epistolary diamond in the rough, Letters of Note, a blog-style archive of funny, famous or otherwise entertaining letters “deserving of a wider audience”. Such letters of correspondence include ... Read More
For those of you who missed it (and this includes me), yesterday was National GoTopless Day. Groups of protesters in cities all over the country took to the streets and the beaches with signs and tits-a-plenty, many complete with little latex nipple covers so as to actually not get arrested. Some men even donned bras and bikini tops in order to stand in solidarity with their shirtless sisters. This event was founded by GoTopless.org, who truly believe that if men ... Read More