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In what parallel universe does a woman publicly apologize to a man who threatens to beat her up and make her “suck skin off" his dick? Our universe, apparently. And as an added bonus, this woman is Katy Perry, idol to millions of teenage girls. After Perry tweeted “Just heard a new song on the radio called "I hate being sober" I now have serious doubt for the world,” the song's artist, Chief Keef (real name Keith Cozart) decided to respond. The rapper wrote that Perry should perform oral sex on him and then be physically abused. Read More
  Wait - what?! It's awful but true - a case is moving through Mississippi’s court system that could set precedent for pregnant women to be jailed for their own miscarriages or stillbirths. The case is Nina Bukhalter’s. She took meth while she was pregnant, and her baby girl died at two months old due to issues with the substance withdrawal. Now Nina is on trial for her daughter’s death. The courts are calling it manslaughter, and that is a big problem. Read More
  Breaking news: Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina was just denied parole, for the second time since the band's initial arrest. This comes after she declared a hunger strike yesterday in protest of unfair treatment by the Russian court system. Maria wasn't allowed to attend her own hearing in person - she was told to watch it via video link from her prison colony, which she said violated her rights. Have you had enough of the Russian government's bullshit? Sir Paul McCartney has. Read More
  The lady supergeek is taking over! Is it any surprise that women have the genius brains behind some of the world’s coolest programs and gadgets? Nope. But is it nice to see them get recognized? Hell yes. Forbes’ list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women was released yesterday, with one in six women coming from the world of technology. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg is the highest-ranking tech chick, followed by IBM’s Virginia Rometty, Xerox’s Ursula Burns, and HP’s Meg Whitman. Read More
  Ever wanted to chat with the charming Stanley Tucci about birth control? A new PSA from the Center of Reproductive Rights shows him alongside Whitney Cummings, Lizz Winestead, Morena Baccarin, and Mehcad Brooks, all calling for congress to move forward on women’s reproductive rights. Fantastic. The PSA was released as the Center of Reproductive Right’s CEO Nancy Northup’s own open letter to the Obama administration. Read More
  Story reprinted from the June/July 2013 issue of BUST MagazineCourtney Love is not happy.  She’s not happy with the pretty hairdo that the stylist has just worked on for an hour, not happy with the lovely look the makeup artist gave her, and not happy with the designer clothes the wardrobe stylists have picked out. And she’s definitely not happy with how she appears in the photographer’s first test shots. It’s not that she doesn’t look great, but something’s clearly not sitting right with her. Read More
  It turns out that Gothamist isn’t the only one who had a hard time swallowing the latest in American Apparel sexism.  BUST dared to ask American Apparel for fair game with the nudity in the ad campaigns, and Swedish fashion designer Petter Lindqvist of brought it! Fashion blogger and company product manager Michaela Forni teamed up with Lindgyist to create a gender-role reversal ad for the product Pretty Vegas trench. “We thought it was sick that American Apparel time and again gets away with such sexist advertising," Forni said. Read More
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
Raha Moharrak, a 27-year-old Saudi graphic designer, reached the summit of Mount Everest over the weekend. Her amazing feat was part of an expedition called "Arabs with Attitude," which includes Qatari Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani, Palestinian Raed Zidan and Iranian Masoud Mohammad. All members are aiming to the first of his or her nation to reach the top of the mountain. Moharrak revealed humble feelings about her impressive accomplishment. "It was very personal thing. Read More
Barbie’s iconic pink mansion unfolded in Berlin yesterday, and a local feminist group took a stand against it's arrival. With a rally cry of “Pink Stinks," protesters marched to the dream house– functioning as a half museum, half endless "walk-in closet" - in numbers far exceeding that of regular attendees. Barbie herself was seen pinned to crucifix, and set on fire, burning her into a melting mess. Security guards promptly escorted protesters out of there, and in other words, shit got cray. Read More