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Remember the heated discussion we were having about the Calvin Klein billboard in SoHo? Some felt that it was too racy to be up in public where kids could see it, others felt that it should be left alone as art. We're even divided on the issue here at BUST (so what I'm saying here is my opinion but not necessarily everyone's). Well, now CK has put up a different ad, replacing the steamy scene with a chick in a bikini. The question remains whether the company would have changed the ad anyway or if they were buckling to public pressure. That doesn't matter, really. Read More
As the new owner of an iPod touch, I have been scouring the iTunes app store looking for whatever awesome (free) things I can add to my new toy. In the process, I've discovered something sort of troubling. There's a whole host of incredibly sexist apps. Tons of bikini babes and hottie slideshows, and that's just the beginning. As annoying and moderately offensive as those objectifying ones are, others are much worse. Let's start with fetishes. Of course, you can download babes in your choice of stereotype - Asian models appear to be a big one. Read More
With all the attention that the Iranian election protests are getting, some focus is being drawn to an incredibly important issue: women's rights . Right now, women in Iran are legally second-class citizens. An NPR segment talking about recent women's protests said that women are considered one-half of men. A woman's life is valued at half of a man's and her testimony in court is only worth half of what a man's is. This also means that women have less say in cases of inheritance, divorce and custody. But Iranian women are sick of the inequality and they have been demonstrating. Read More
A young couple in Canada decided they don't want to have more than two kids, but their doctor won't perform a tubal ligation. Tarrah Seymour is 21 and pregnant with her second child. She and her husband, Adam Sylvester, who is 23, know they don't want to have any more children, so they asked the OB/GYN, Dr. Kayode Ayodele, to perform the sterilization during Seymour's planned C-section. He refused because of their ages, claiming Seymour might ''get involved with someone else down the road and regret her decision.'' He flat out won't perform the procedure on anyone under 25. Read More
The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, which is the headquarters of the National Women's Party, honored Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with its Alice Award. The award is named for Alice Paul, who founded the National Women's Party and authored the Equal Rights Amendment. In her acceptance speech, Clinton said, ''there is so much work to be done to improve the status of women and girls in many parts of the world. Every single day, you can pick up the newspaper or turn on the TV or log on to a website and see the reports of terrible assaults on women's progress. Read More
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