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We all hopefully know men who don't think they have the right to make decisions for us (reproductive or otherwise). Some of us even know men brave enough to call themselves feminists. But these men aren't the ones in the news. Women are speaking out against the injustices of having male politicians decide what's right for their bodies; but we're not beyond calling for the help of men who also believe that we have the right to make our own decisions. That's why Chloe Angyal of Feministing started the...
2012 marks the 70th anniversary of the "We Can Do It" poster and of the push to enlist women into the workforce due to the lack of laborers caused by World War II. The "Rosie the Riveter" look has been tried on by countless women since artist J. Howard Miller based his vision of the 1940s war woman on Michigan factory worker Geraldine Hoff. The iconic image is definitely striking, but what is more remarkable to consider are the experiences of a real-life Rosie, six million of whom...
In case y’all Liz Lemon-lovers haven’t been keepin’ up with your Twitter feed, we should explain that 30 Rock has been receiving a helluva lot of flack this season. The critics say that Liz is more frazzled and mean; has become infantile and has an unhealthy father-daughter relationship with Jack; is turning into Homer Simpson; is too much of a bitch to her writers; is an idiot; is just not quirky enough. Perhaps you agree with these gripes, but when I came across the vitriol, I...
  You’ve undoubtedly heard that women are born with all the eggs they’ll ever produce—once they’re gone, you’re SOL if you want to have kids. (Unlike men, who can theoretically reproduce until, and possibly after, their last breath.) Well, you and I were misinformed. Back in 2004, scientists found egg-producing stem cells in the ovaries of adult mice. But new research from Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital has shown that human ladies are capable of generating similar stem cells. These cells were found in young Japanese women undergoing...
Crafters and foodies, have you applied for the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Spring 2012 yet? Don't miss your chance to participate in our one-day spring shopping event on Saturday, April 14th! Vendor applications close next Monday, March 5th. The BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Spring 2012 will feature: 100+ craft and food vendors -- any and all handmade crafts and specialty foods are welcome. A beautiful event space at 82 Mercer Street in the heart of SoHo. 300 goodie bags for early bird shoppers. Food trucks, DJs,...