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Just a friendly reminder to join BUST at TONIGHT'S fundraising bash for the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy's Geo-Girls Citizen Journalism program and The Lunch Box Fund for the girls' daily meals! Apart from being an awesome cause, the event looks to be a spectacular evening of dancing and do-goodery at an amazing venue. Read More
In case you didn't catch this weekend's awesome, 100-percent female-focused New York Times Magazine, next month you can hear the cover story's authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn discuss the incredible women they've met while traveling the world. On September 13, Kristof and WuDunn will stop into the 92nd Street Y for the first public event promoting their book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Read More
On any given night, there are about a million and one things to do in NYC. Usually the pressure to choose gets to be too much and you find yourself bunkered down at someone's apartment, playing competitive Rock Band and drinking a $3 beer from the corner store. But other nights present a clear path to a well-rounded event like the one that took place at Littlefield in Brooklyn on Saturday. The BUST-sponsored event was part of the second leg of Jessica Hopper's book tour for her 'how-to' opus, The Girl's Guide To Rocking. Read More
The BUST London Summer Craftacular this past Saturday was a smashing success! Over 50 vendors and more than 1500 shoppers stopped by to share the fun, sip some tea at Lady Luck Rule's Pop Up Tea Shoppe, craft charm bracelets with Tatty Devine, and, of course, shop the wares of our incredible vendors. The reporter from Guardian UK loved it, calling it 'one of the best craft days out I've ever had.' Check out photos from the event after the jump. photo by Rachel Service Feast your eyes on the lovely photos taken at the BUST London Summer Craftacular. Click on thumbnails for larger view. Read More

Countdown to Cougar Con

BY Libby Zay in General

Cougars and the young cubs who love them have just a few days to get glammed up for the first ever National Single Cougars Convention this Friday. Set at a hotel in Palo Alto, the coug-a-thon is a classy, coat and tie affair.  The shebang will kick-off with a keynote address by Kama Sutra specialist, author, and internet radio host Francesca Gentille and her partner, who is 14 years her younger. Read More
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

Women Make Movies

BY Web Intern in General

You may have read the depressing, but sadly, not shocking, news that the overwhelming majority of screen directors for major studios are still older white dudes. Take heart, fair lady, and get thee to The Roxie Theater in San Francisco for a week-long film festival that is all chicks all the time--there are over 22 films screening at this Women Make Movies Film Festival , and they are made for, by, and about the ladiez. The festival is from August 28th to September 3rd--you can check out a full schedule here . Read More featured an article today explaining what 'cankles' are and how to deal with them.  Though I've had the word 'cankles' in my vocabulary for several years, this story treated it as though it were a new thing. A personal trainer explained that not everyone can get rid of their cankles, particularly because they are part of one's genetic make-up.   'Although some exercises can make a little difference, he says, most cankles are stubborn and stay put because they're part of a person's anatomy'. Read More
 Riding Riding on the wake of Iran's tumultuous elections earlier this summer, Afghanistan also held presidential elections this year. While the elections, and subsequent protests, in Iran sparked discussion about women's rising influence, Afghanistan's elections last Thursday only continued to show how far women have to come in this conservative society.  While women are techincally granted some equality under the new Constitution, cultural pressure and Taliban intimidation kept women's participation down this year. Read More
Photo courtesy of The Washington Post From buff arms to bare legs, Michelle Obama's extremities (or, rather, the outfits that show them off) have got to be the most demonized in White House history. In an editorial today about Mrs. Obama's decision to wear unfussy, mid-thigh shorts on a Grand Canyon hike, The Washington Post's Robin Givhan argued that while the first lady shouldn't be expected to wear tulle and lace on a family vacay, she should be careful of '[trying] so hard to be average that she winds up looking common. Read More