BY Web Intern
on Mar 05, 2009
I hope all you BUST-y readers are familiar with the International Museum of Women. In their own words, 'I.M.O.W. is a groundbreaking social change museum that inspires global action, connects people across borders and transforms hearts and minds by amplifying the voices of women worldwide through global online exhibitions, history, the arts and cultural programs that educate, create dialogue and build community.'
They've just finished the Women, Power, and ... Read More
on Mar 04, 2009
This is going to be a fabulous event for all labies and non-labies to have a fantastic evening and help end violence against women and girls. This party, hosted by BUST, will be taking place at Happy Ending down on Broome street next Tuesday, March 10th. Doors are at 7pm, and it costs 5 bucks at the door, all proceeds go to the Vagina Monologues productions on March 13th. Lucky attendees will also receive goodie bags with swag from Adam + Eve, Babeland and BUST! ... Read More
BY Emily Rems
on Feb 25, 2009
The New York Times had a really moving short documentary up on their site today profiling an 11-year-old Pakistani girl on the last day before the Taliban closes down her school. In her small town, Taliban militants have taken hold of their previously free and open society, and just this year have decreed that women are no longer allowed to shop in the public market and girls are no longer allowed to go to school. I dare anyone to watch this video , and then tell ... Read More
BY Web Intern
on Feb 23, 2009
Exactly what should our rights be when it comes to reproduction technology and what regulations, if any, should be put into place to prevent an all out baby as business world? This Saturday in NYC, Barnard College's 34th Annual Scholar Feminist Conference will gather artists, activists, and academics to discuss and explore this exact issue in The Politics of Reproduction: New Technologies of Life. I think this should be a pretty relevant, fascinating topic. Can you ... Read More
on Feb 19, 2009
I'll admit: I don't really get modern art. And I especially don't get Heide Hatry's art.
Hatry is an artist who sculpts using clay and raw meat. In one series, Meat after Meat Joy (Meat Joy was a 1964 performance piece and I really don't get the art of performance art), Hatry created an American flag out of meat, complete with maggots. Okay, fine, it lacks subtlety, but let's assume she was going for a blunt and shocking political statement.
Heads and Tales , her ... Read More
on Feb 16, 2009
Remember the story we reported a few weeks back, about how men from an extremist conservative group called Sri Ram Sena had attacked a number of young Indian women who had been committing the horrible crime of having a pint at a pub? (Visit our earlier post to see the truly upsetting video of the attack ).
Â Well, our Indian sisters weren't about to sit around feeling sari for themselves! The day after our post, they organizedÂ a giant, nationwide protest, ... Read More
in Style File
on Feb 11, 2009
Everyone's been having fun hating on 'He's Just Not That Into You,' but I, for one, won't join in -- I'm just not that into hating on chick flicks (I've pointed out before that no one ever hates on dick flicks - like all those stupid video-game inspired films, etc).
But at least that movie went to the theaters. Why is it that 'Spring Breakdown,' starring Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, Amber Tamblyn, and Rachel Dratch (who co-wrote the script!) has still not been ... Read More
on Feb 10, 2009
I've been on the side of Nadya Suleman ever since the story broke that the octoplet-baring woman was single, jobless, and already had 6 kids to take care of. Yes, it is irresponsible for her to have so many children that she can't provide for. Yes, it may have been irresponsible of the Fertility Doc to implant 6 embryos. But I don't like the idea of a fertility doctor making decisions about how many babies a woman should have -- no matter what her circumstances. ... Read More
on Feb 05, 2009
A 23-year-old man claims he was kidnapped and raped by 3 women over a period of four days in Karachi, Pakistan. According to local newspaper reports , the man says that he was delivering food outside a restaurant where he works to 3 women who were waiting in a car. The women asked him if he could deliver food to their house every day, the man said, and when he agreed to that, they asked him to go along with them in their car so they could show him where their ... Read More
on Feb 04, 2009
Warning: this story may drive you to drink.
In Mangalore, southern India, a group of women who were attacked last week by a mob of over 40 men for simply relaxing at a local bar. As reported by the LA Times , a Hindu extremist group, Shri Ram Sena, took responsibility for the attack, claiming that they were simply 'safeguarding Indian culture.' The group, which has been compared to the Taliban, does not believe that women should be independent, wear Western ... Read More