South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers has created what she sees as a new weapon of defense for women against what is said to be one of the highest rape rates in the world. The device is Rape-aXe, a female condom with "teeth." The hooks inside are designed to latch on during unwanted penetration so that, “it hurts, he cannot pee and walk when it’s on… If he tries to remove it, it will clasp even tighter... however, it doesn't break the skin, and ... Read More
The First Aid Kit album has been in heavy rotation here at the Bust office for quite some time now. Our writer, Aurora Montgomery, got the chance to see them play their songs live at The Bell House in Brooklyn last week. Here's what she had to say about the show: First Aid Kit played their first New York show at The Bell House in Brooklyn last week. Klara & Johanna Söderberg ,accompanied by a drummer for their set that evening, played acoustic ... Read More
The talented lot behind Ladyfest Ten – a huge arts, activism and DIY festival that's taking place in London on November 12, 13 & 14 – are busy putting together a special craft-themed zine that's gonna be launched at the BUST London Summer Craftacular (early birds will find one in their goodie bags).  Are you a crafty one? If so, they're currently looking for submissions.  "Send us anything you'd like...drawings/stories/photos of craft ... Read More
Getting into the Father's Day spirit, here's BUST's own Emily Rems talking with Celeste Headlee and Rafer Guzman about the best movie dads on NPR's "The Takeaway." Happy Father's Day to all those dads out there!      //   As far as film dads go, I gotta love Mac McGuff, Juno's dad. I mean, check out his dadly wisdom: Dad (Mac): Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. ... Read More
Reports coming out of the FDA don't look good for Flibanserin, the drug that's supposed to boost women's libidos. Interestingly enough, the problem seems to be that the little blue pill doesn't cause an increase in sexual desire, but in the number of "sexually satisfying events." Firstly, let me be proud to report that I can banish this weirdo euphemism in favor of the word ORGASM. Secondly, what? This is a problem...why? Before you get wound up about side effects, ... Read More
Feeling a bit out of sorts? Can’t seem to find time for your girlfriends? Why not check out Thursdays? A recently launched website, it features crafts and recipes intended to be shared with your buddies. The site was created by former Bust intern Colleen and her friend Stephania, and stems from their college days, when they gathered every Thursday evening to talk, cook, craft, and watch NBC’s line-up with their girlfriends. Sounds pretty awesome, ... Read More
I’m sure that there will be a couple of people who read this headline without reading this post first and say something along the lines of “What the eff BUST! This isn’t news…” Hear me out.  It’s no news that one in six women have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime (and one in thirty-three men), and a lot of victims don’t even report their abuse, so the statistic is most likely much higher. And while Perez ... Read More
I loves me some documentaries. I could watch a documentary about anything: corn, fish, toothpicks. But I especially love documentaries about women. HBO has made a name for itself by producing and airing some of the best documentaries around, and last night I watched two of them, "Google Baby" and "For Neda". both of which deal with women's issues. By the end of the night, I was plastered to my couch, depressed and in tears. What these docs showed about women's ... Read More
  The Bicycle Film Festival is upon us again! Marking is tenth anniversary, the New York BFF is a five day festival with films, art, and parties- all with bicycling as the main theme. Brentd Barbur started the film festival ten years ago after being hit by a bus on his bike, wanting to turn his negative experience into a positive one. Since then, the film festival has gone international, spreading the love and culture of cycling around the world. Tonight ... Read More
In a print edition of the New York Times I oddly came across last weekend, I read an article by Katherine Zoepf about a woman in Saudi Arabia who is leading a campaign called, "My Guardian Knows What's Best for Me." Simply put, all women in Saudi Arabia are accorded legal and human rights by their closest, eldest male relative. This typically goes from father to husband. And eventually to son, but that's getting ahead of the story. The point being, one ... Read More
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