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  Wait - what?! It's awful but true - a case is moving through Mississippi’s court system that could set precedent for pregnant women to be jailed for their own miscarriages or stillbirths. The case is Nina Bukhalter’s. She took meth while she was pregnant, and her baby girl died at two months old due to issues with the substance withdrawal. Now Nina is on trial for her daughter’s death. The courts are calling it manslaughter, and that is a big problem. If the accidental death of her daughter...
    No matter how much you love your job, sometimes you just need to blow off steam at the end of the week. We feel ya. So why not unwind from the work week with two things you love: BUST and drinks? On Thursday, June 6, the BUST team'll be heading to Heathers in NYC's East Village for a post-work happy hour. Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 PM for a set of booty-shakin' retro tunes spun by DJ Sheila B, free issues of BUST, and a plethora...
  Breaking news: Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina was just denied parole, for the second time since the band's initial arrest. This comes after she declared a hunger strike yesterday in protest of unfair treatment by the Russian court system. Maria wasn't allowed to attend her own hearing in person - she was told to watch it via video link from her prison colony, which she said violated her rights. Have you had enough of the Russian government's bullshit? Sir Paul McCartney has.  Maria’s hunger strike and the ongoing outrageous treatment...
New Girl Law is a post-Empirical, proto-fourth-wave-feminist memoir-cum-academic abstract that scrutinizes the current reality and future hope for women aspiring to positions of power in Cambodia. If that sounds heady, know that it also makes our country’s Mommy Wars look like child’s play—and proves, in the meantime, why we should be paying attention to Cambodia’s record of human rights and gender equity. Author Anne Elizabeth Moore, a Fulbright scholar and U.N. Press Fellow, documents the struggles of Cambodian women and the ways in which the brutal...
  The lady supergeek is taking over! Is it any surprise that women have the genius brains behind some of the world’s coolest programs and gadgets? Nope. But is it nice to see them get recognized? Hell yes. Forbes’ list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women was released yesterday, with one in six women coming from the world of technology. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg is the highest-ranking tech chick, followed by IBM’s Virginia Rometty, Xerox’s Ursula Burns, and HP’s Meg Whitman. Your usual techie crowd is there...