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Oh Lauryn, say it isn’t so! The singer has been charged with tax evasion and is facing three months in jail. Always the controversial figure, she compared the whole ordeal to the experiences of her ancestors stating, "I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them," Hill said before U.S. Magistrate Madeline Cox Arleo. "I had an economic system imposed on me." Last year she plead guilty to failing to pay taxes between 2005 and 2007, the whole shebang amounting to...
This TED Talk is an amazing breath of fresh air with an extremely positive and powerful message to men everywhere. Jackson Katz, Ph.D, discusses important issues involving gender violence prevention, as he works with men and boys in sports and the military to combat the perpetuation of this critical problem. As an author, educator, filmmaker, and anti-sexist activist, Katz is basically a dude after my own heart. Bonus: he co-founded and created the Mentors in Violence Prevention program, which supports the "bystander approach" to sexual...
Ireland has very strong anti-abortion laws. It’s illegal. That’s it. However, new legislation has been proposed that would allow Irish women to terminate their pregnancy if there is a threat on their life—including suicidal intent. The New York Times explains that even if the bill passes, terminating a pregnancy will not straight-forward. If a woman’s life is in an emergency situation, one doctor will be able to approve an abortion. With non-emergency situations where a woman is still at risk, two doctors (one being an...
This Saturday, head to the Pearl Street Plaza and Manhattan Bridge Archway in beautiful DUMBO, Brooklyn for the 7th annual BUST Magazine Spring Craftacular and Food Fair!   Swag bags for the first 300 shoppers! Get there at 11am sharp to snag one of our coveted swag bags, filled to the brim with handmade goodies from the best in the biz.   Hourly DIY workshops! 12:00-1:00   Kid-Friendly Shoemaking with Simple Shoemaking ($5) 1:00-2:00    Zodiac Embroidery with Miniature Rhino ($12) 2:00-3:00    Charm Necklace Making with Brooklyn Charm ($10) 3:00-4:00    Terrarium Building with Twig Terrariums ($16.50) 4:00-5:00   ...
If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance you consider yourself a feminist. There’s also a good chance when you tell someone you’re a feminist you then have to launch into a pre-packaged spiel about what exactly that means (“No, it doesn’t mean I think females deserve more rights than men, it’s about equality blah blah blah...” )  Sound familiar? Then please read on! Abigail Rine, a college professor who regularly teaches courses in a women's studies program, has written an excellent manifesto on “The Pros...