BY Web Intern
on Sep 28, 2009
The Guerrilla Girls have made their way to Ireland so you know what that means...sexism in the arts is under attack! Project Ireland has been unveiled and yes, the campaign is just as informative and to the point as their previous ones. (Sorry for fuzz, Busties! Check out the website for a crystal-clear look)
If you're in Ireland (hello to my sister) you should definitely make a point to visit the ladies/guerrillas while they're out and about. Tomorrow they'll be at the University College Dublin from 6-9 pm, Oct. Read More
BY intern Amber
on Sep 24, 2009
In the Ukraine, power has always rested in the hands of men. Women have been victims of sexual trafficking and exploitation. Misogyny has been a part of the Soviet culture for centuries causing many feminist movements to rise and fight their oppressors. The 'Asgarda,' a new tribe of empowered women, is developing in the Carpathian Mountains. Thirty-year-old Katerina Tamouska leads the tribe of 150 women, varying in ages. Using the tribal traditions of the Scythian Amazons of ancient Greek Mythology, the Asgarda train in martial arts and learn life skills and science. Read More
Remember Victoria Woodhull from your U.S. History classes? I vaguely recall my textbook briefly mentioning her in some catch-all section about other female rabble rousers of the 19th century. Well, in case you missed the one completely inadequate sentence about her, now there's a whole movie dedicated to her life, achievements, and general badassery. Did you know she was the first woman to run for president? In 1872, no less? Yeah, that's right, before women could even vote for her. Read More
The New York Times does it again! Just a couple short weeks after their girl-tastic issue of the NYT Magazine, yesterday they ran an article about the surprisingly large presence of female directors at this year's Toronto Film Festival.
In addition to a 'raucous' premiere of BUST cover girl Diablo Cody's gorefest Jennifer's Body (directed by Karyn Kusama), the festival also held screenings of Jane Campion's new film Bright Star and Danish director Lone Scherfig's An Education. Read More
BY intern Amber
on Sep 02, 2009
After testing, poking and prodding her gender chromosomes, doctors have agreed that yes, Caster Semenya is indeed a woman! So now she can cheerfully take home the gold medal she rightfully deserves. However, cheerful is not the adjective I would use to describe the way Caster and her family feel right now. After all, this shocking controversy overshadowed Semenya's triumph.
As we recently reported, 18-year-old Caster Semenya, South Africa's professional female athlete, beat her rivals by a large margin in the world championship 800 meters in Berlin. Read More
BY Emily Rems
on Aug 27, 2009
Ella Es El Matador, the first of three super BUST-y POV docs we featured in our Aug/Sept issue's 'Fall Preview' will finally be premiering on PBS on September 1st, and it's required viewing for anyone fascinated with the notion of female bullfighters in Spain.
Here's more from PBS:
'For Spaniards - and for the world - nothing has expressed their country's traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was the bullfighter's masculinity to Spanish identity that a 1908 law barred women from the sport. Read More
on Aug 27, 2009
Like everyone here at BUST, Courtney Love's got a crush on currrent cover gal Diablo Cody, as she revealed in a couple of recent twitpics she posted:
Hey Courtney: how much more could we love you? None. We could love you none more. Read More
BY Libby Zay
on Aug 25, 2009
What happens when you smoke your nearest rival in the 800-meter dash by 2.45 seconds? If you're a woman, your gender comes into question.
Long teased for her ''boyish'' looks, South African runner Caster Semenya has heard comments about her appearance her entire life. After winning a gold medal at the world athletics championships, the slim hipped, broad shoulder, muscular athlete is now being forced to take a ''gender verification test.'' The test includes exams by an endocrinologist, gynecologist, psychologist, and a so-called ''gender expert. Read More
on Aug 19, 2009
In early 2009, our good friends Carol Ann Gleason, Founder and Director of Stimulus Projects and NYC-based Photographer Danielle St. Laurent teamed up to launch the Geo-Girls Citizen Journalism Program at the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. Read More
BY Libby Zay
on Aug 17, 2009
Who says big girls don't cry? A recently-released--not to mention pointless--poll estimates that women who live to age 78 will cry for 16 months of their life. That's 12,000 hours of your precious time wasted sobbing away!
Okay, okay... I'm a pretty sensitive lady. I'm not ashamed to admit that I was more than a little bleary eyed during my last break up, and I'm always sure to have Kleenex handy when Homeward Bound is replayed on TV (come on, when Shadow limps over that hill at the end whose eyes don't instantly moisten?). Read More