BY Madison N Nunes
on Mar 27, 2015
The weekend is coming. We're super stoked to go home and curl up in our beds with some Outlander before it comes back (shout out to BUSTies Holly and Princess), but first, here are five feminist news stories you might have been too busy being a killa' queen this week to catch:
Rihanna is Making History as the First Black Representative of Dior
It's ridiculous that it took Dior seventy years to have a black representative, but we’re pretty psyched that it finally happened. Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley
on Oct 25, 2013
The World Economic Forum released the 2013 Global Gender Gap Report, and for the fifth year in a row, Iceland was declared the country with the smallest gender gap. Rounding out the top five nations are Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the Philippines. This means women in these countries have the most equal access to education and healthcare, and are more actively involved in government and economics. It also means Scandinavia is one rad place.
The gender gap has narrowed in the past year—86 of 133 countries showed improvements. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 18, 2013
Ahhh...the sweet smell of awesome women: According to a new report compiled at the University of Montreal, lady doctors out-perform their male counterparts in every way. Yes, all of them.
The study observed the diabetes-related care provided by 870 physicians, with even numbers of male and female participants. The participants were scored on three different levels of diabetic care: prescribing eye exams, scheduling physicals, and prescribing a special mix of medications. In every category, men were outperformed by women. Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on May 22, 2013
What has two wheels and no boobs? Most cyclists, apparently. Here in the U.S.A., women ride bikes two to three times less often than men do.
Some call this the “bicycling gender gap,” and just like huge-ass soft drinks, it’s strictly an American phenomenon. Our European sisters cycle way more than us.
So what’s the deal? New research on the subject says unsafe traffic conditions, or “perceived traffic danger” is to blame. Read More
BY Annelise S
on Jul 13, 2011
A week ago, the New York Times shed light on this issue with a feature entitled ‘Women, Uneasy, Still Lag as Cyclists in New York City”. The article features Julie Hirschfied, owner of Reade Street bicycle boutique, Adeline Adeline. Hirschfeld opened the store with the intention of catering exclusively to female cyclists. One year after the store’s opening, Hirschfeld could no longer deny the lack of enthusiastic female bicyclists in New York City, and she expanded the boutique to cater to male cyclists, as well. Read More