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Slut Walk NYC is a grassroots mission doing its part to end sexual and domestic violence to women all around the globe. The movement grew from a comment by a police officer who told women the best way to protect themselves against sexual violence would be to stop dressing like sluts. Understandably outraged, over 3000 women exercised their rights to free assembly and speech and marched to show support for the end of discrimination. Marches are now world wide with successful runs in London, New Delhi, Toronto, Nashville and other locations. Read More
Erika Lopez, a writer and performance artist who has been featured in the pages of BUST, is in N.Y.C. with a new performance project, The Welfare Queen. Adapted from her memoir, The Girl Must Die, the new work chronicles Lopez’s descent from a Simon and Schuster-published author to a welfare and food stamp recipient, all in the matter of a few years. In 1998, Simon and Schuster published Lopez’s illustrated novel Flaming Iguanas. After breaking ties with the publishing company, Lopez started her own independent media company, Monster Girl Media. Read More

Got Nips?

BY Olivia Saperstein in Feminism

If anyone was watching the Emmys on Sunday, you may have noticed Glee star Heather Morris' nipple slip on the red carpet.  This is hardly shocking news, as these fashion faux-pas seem to happen constantly in Hollywood. If you search "nip slip" online you can find pictures of various celebrities accidentally flashing some boob.  What I don't understand is why human beings are shocked over a little nudity these days. Read More
Faith Evangeline of Girl World Design and the awesome Evil Pawn Jewelry has created a portion of her website that goes out to the ladies: the Girl Revolution section works to engage female positivity and be an open space where women of all ages can spread a little (or a lot) of joy about themselves and each other. Seeing a lack of female bonding in the world, Faith started hosting parties where she and her girlfriends hang out and get “girl-friendly,” doing everything from creating vision boards and jamming out, to bowling and movie outings. Read More

Puck Yeah!

BY Intern Courtnay in Feminism

An upstate New York teen is getting her fifteen minutes of fame in a positive, woman- empowering way. Lexi Peters made  history when she became the first lady of video games in National Hockey League. Frustrated with the lack of female options when playing her video games, she decided to do something about it. Her father encouraged her to write a letter to the company to explain her conondrum. She proceeded to write to the CEO of EA Sports, the creators of the video games NHL 10 and 11. Read More
  Do you love to knit?  Well pick up that yarn and get knitting for The Birth Attendants: Prison Doula Project’s annual fundraising Knit-A-Thon.  Your knitting will support The Birth Attendants and their reproductive rights advocacy services provided to imprisoned mothers. The Knit-A-Thon is throughout the month of October, but you can sign up immediately.  Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a packet with a square patch pattern as well as yarn and sponsorship forms.  If you don’t knit, you can sponsor someone else to knit for this project. Read More
  If you watched Gloria Steinem’s documentary last month, you remember her point that the media often promotes myths about gender-equality.  Either gender-equality has been reached and feminism is over, or feminism is harmful to men, or some other non-factual argument is often promoted.  However, like all meaty issues, gender-equality is always up for debate.  Next Tuesday, September 20, an exciting gender-equality debate is set to take place at NYU’s Skirball Center. Read More
It doesn't take a tabloid hound to be in on the celebrity gossip these days. Read More
                American Apparel was looking for a model for the launch of its plus size line. They decided to have a contest where people could submit their own photos and other people could vote on it. The company used the tagline, “The Next BIG Thing,” which made a bunch of people mad. But one plus size woman decided to get even. Nancy Upton, a size 12 actress and student from Dallas, submitted her own photos. All of them combined elements of food and sex. Some photos featured Upton covering herself in ranch dressing. Read More
Students for Free Enterprise USA (SIFE) and Wal-Mart are teaming up to launch an economic empowerment partnership for women.  The project started earlier this year and Wal-Mart will make the announcement of the initiative via a live webcast today (September 14, 2011) from their home offices in Arkansas. SIFE is an international non- profit organization that collaborates with university students and business leaders to develop skills to help students make a difference in their community and become socially responsible business leaders. Read More
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