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  Breast cancer is a concern for all of us. We all have a mother, a sister, grandmother or friend who has fought the uphill battle with cancer. Some of us have tales of triumph, and some of sorrow. Local Burlesque dancer, The Incredible Edible Akynos, is determined that her aunt, Angela, will have a story of victory. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, Angela has been struggling to afford not only her medications and vital chemotherapy sessions but also the care of her three children on a dwindling hairdresser’s salary. Read More
Today is National Day of Silence, organized by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), to draw attention to anti-LGBT bullying and harassment.  In its 14th year, the Day of Silence has become the largest student-led action towards creating safer schools for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Read More
It may not be approved by Mattel, but the new Rev. Barbie comes to you from the House of God. That's right, an Episcopal priest from Kent, Ohio (Rev. Julie Blake Fisher) has designed the latest professional incarnation for Barbie. The Episcopal Church has been ordaining women since 1976, though not without controversy. Women are kept out of leadership position in many evangelical and Pentecostal churches. And of course the Catholic Church does not ordain women at all. Read More

What she said.

BY Lisa Kirchner in General

Ever read a BUST review and thought, Whaa? But I loved [insert album/book here]. Well bitches, here's your chance. We've gone and posted our book and music reviews so now you can come to the rescue. Or not. Agree or disagree--and we know you do--tell the world  at You'll find all reviews in the top menu bar, under the handy label, "Reviews." Select books or music. Search for your listing, and when you find it, just click the "write review" button in the lower right-hand corner. That will open the listing. Read More
With the passage of the national health-care bill, the abortion debate is back in a big way. Apparently assurances that no federal money would fund the procedure were not enough. As of today, lawmakers in at least six states are pushing legislation to block abortion coverage in some health plans. Even if you hate abortion, does it not rankle that there is no equivalent selective targeting for men? Viagra is covered, even for sex offenders. Under this punitive system, women are being forced to pay too hefty a price. Image courtesy of Associated Press   So get involved. Read More