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Women have been playing a major role in Egypt’s quest for self-governance for a long time. Sixty years ago, Doria Shafik led 1,500 women into parliament, demanding the right to vote. This action let to Shafik’s arrest and garnered international attention. She staged hunger strikes, and various other protests, before being put on permanent house arrest and having her name banned from the press. She eventually committed suicide, a sad end to an inspiring ... Read More
On March 8th, 2011, thousands of men and women will meet on bridges as part of the "Join Me on the Bridge" campaign in 29 countries to show that there can be no sustainable peace unless the voices of women are heard. It will be more than a powerful statement: March 8th is also International Women's Day, so hopefully the two together will create a dialogue about what we can do to help women both in places of conflict and at home. Women for Women International run ... Read More
We here at BUST HQ will be at the NYC Planned Parenthood rally, but we've got some deetz for those of you not in the Big Apple.  Here are the links to Facebook events for a slew of rallies from Atlanta to Youngstown to Melbourne and Toronto on Saturday (February 26th). Everyone get out there and make your voice heard! Annapolis, MDAtlanta, GA Asheville, NCAustin, TXBay Area, CABirmingham, ALBoston, MAChicago, IL Columbus, OHDallas, TXDenver, CODetroit, MI ... Read More
Dr Pepper is market testing a new diet soda: Pepper 10. The name refers to the ten (manly) calories packed into the diet drink. Pepper 10 and Diet Dr Pepper are almost identical on the inside, with Pepper 10 containing a blend of sweeteners including high-fructose corn syrup, acesulfame potassium and aspartame and has 10 calories. Diet Dr Pepper is made with aspartame and has 0 calories. There's really one only key difference between the traditional Diet Dr and ... Read More
Congress will be home on recess this Saturday -- the perfect time to Stand Up for Women's Health with Planned Parenthood in NYC! Come join us in the fight against the elimination of family planning funding (Title X) and funds for Planned Parenthood, which would leave millions without affordable health care. RSVP for Stand with Planned Parenthood -- Rally for Women's Health! Help spread the word on Twitter with hashtag #feb26 and through the event's Facebook ... Read More
Last night during a House debate, California Representative Jackie Speier, talked about her own abortion after what she considered to be an offensive presentation from New Jersey Representative Chris Smith. The debate was over legislation to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood, headed by Indiana Representative Mike Pence.  Although Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier intended to speak about a different issue, GOP Rep. Chris Smith’s graphic ... Read More
  Joel Northrup, a homeschooled Iowa senior and standout wrestler, has defaulted on his match with Megan Herkelman, a Cedar Falls freshman, because he refuses to compete against a girl. Herkelman and fellow Ottumwa sophomore Megan Black made history this year by becoming the first two female wrestlers ever to quality fort the state's wrestling championships. Black lost her first match, but Herkelman succeeded  in pinning her opponent and will ... Read More
Welcome to the latest in period technology... “Sexy” period technology. The innovative minds over at sexyperiod.com have invented underwear that soaks up your menstrual blood; think panties with a built in pad. The underwear is apparently leak-proof (the padding extends throughout) and the site claims it’s comfortable. It’s also the cutest diaper I’ve ever seen. The advertising copy is a bit over the top: “Always chic, always ... Read More
The recent onslaught of attacks on women’s reproductive rights has been depressing, to say the very least. Lisa Edelstein, star of “House”, has fought back by starring in a “coat hanger” abortion ad. The ad made by MoveOn.org features Edelstein in 50’s garb as she narrates, “Decades ago, women suffered through horrifying back alley abortions. Or, they used dangerous methods when they had no other recourse. So when the ... Read More
While the tension in Egypt was coming to a climax with the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, Lara Logan, CBS News correspondent and native of South Africa who has covered war zones for 18 years,  stood bravely amongst the riotous torrent of celebrating people in Tahrir Square to cover this incredible, and significant event.   But then, just moments after the above photo was taken, while attempting to maneuver away from the crowd, Logan, ... Read More
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