Art critic John Berger’s text Ways of Seeing suggests that women in art are often displayed for the pleasure of men, tilting their heads and looking at the viewer with an air of suggestion and submission. There’s a connection between this idea and his claim that advertising sells fantasy more than it does products; ads seem to suggest, “Buy this, and this girl will want to sleep with you.” The objectification of women ... Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on Jun 12, 2013
Is this the end of the "man bike"...? And why are bicycles gendered anyhow?
Since the beginning of time for the bicycle (1817!) bikes have had genders, and dudes have rolled around on frames made specifically for their manly selves. Officials in the Netherlands say the age-old male bike design is straight up dangerous, and want man bikes off the road.
The problem: standard men’s frames have a horizontal crossbar. That’s the “top ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing
on Dec 18, 2012
The Ovarian Psycos are a womyn of color bike collective trying to raise money to open a community bike shop in Boyle Heights, LA. To get this bike shop rolling, co-founders Tracey and Alisha are planning a cross country bike ride on which to gather donations and spread the word about the Ovarian Psycos.
To make this trip happen, the ladies need a cool $1,000. At present, they are a little over halfway to their goal. With this money, they'll be able to travel the ... Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Nov 28, 2012
Got beauty and brains? Want to keep it that way? Belle Helmets’ gorgeous, hand-painted helmets are the perfect combination of style and utilitarianism.
Founded in Brooklyn by Danielle Baskin, this one-woman company offers beautiful and uniquely designed helmets. You can protect your noggin and make a statement as you ride! Baskin’s designs go all across the board, so your head can sport anything from a pastoral scene to a ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 02, 2012
Susan B. Anthony said that the bicycle “has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world,” but in the 1890s, bike-riding women weren’t exactly free to bike as they wished. Check out this list of 41 “don’ts” for female cyclists, published in 1895 by New York World:
Don’t be a fright.
Don’t faint on the road.
Don’t wear a man’s cap.
Don’t wear tight ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Sep 27, 2011
I wrote about Brooklyn's Bushwick Burlesque earlier this month, but their show is so nice that I've got to tell you twice.
If you stopped by Sunday's BUST Craftacular at the NY World Maker Faire, you may have created some DIY Bath Bombs or a journal; your instructor for those crafty courses was none other than the bootylicious "bikelesque" babe Miss Spoke.
Heather in craft mode at the Maker Faire; photos courtesy of Nikki Hung/Kim Ku.
Known by ... Read More
So I'm the worst at riding a bike. I know..seems so simple, but I wobble and shake and I'm ashamed to admit I cried when trying to get over various hills in flats that kept slipping off. I don't like fast rides, the out-of-controlness freaks me out, so the idea of fastness on a bike, maybe crashing or falling always scared me. Believe me, I know what a wuss I am, but this video gives me inspiration! My ex-boyfriend, an avid and frequent biker, recently ... Read More
on Jun 06, 2011
On Saturday, June 11th, Menstrual Monday presents their first Girls of Summer Alley Cat bike race, sponsored by BUST Magazine! This race through Seattle's city streets is open to all ladies with bikes, regardless of skill level. Participants will have a chance to win over $2000 worth of prizes, including one-year subscriptions to BUST Magazine.To enter, register at the I-5 colonnade on June 11th at 2 PM. The race begins at 3 PM and costs $5.For more details, ... Read More
BY Nicole Finkbiner
on Jul 13, 2010
Do you like bicycles, art, and weird shit?
What a silly question, of course you do!
That said, you’re going to want to attend the silent auction benefit, "Bizarre! Weird Bikes! Weird Art!” (plus, I think it’s common knowledge that anything with three exclamation points in the title is guaranteed to be awesome).
It all goes down tonight from 8-midnight @ Brooklyn Fireproof Bar (119 Ingram St.).
Not only ... Read More