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Tonight is the 34th annual Take Back the Night event, a nighttime vigil and march that takes place worldwide to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and physical violence against women.  In the United States, dozens of local Take Back the Nights will begin at 9pm (6pm PST), with ten locations holding special candlelight vigils to illuminate the darkness of abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Take Back the Night was first practiced in 1976 at the ... Read More
*Yes, I totally missed 'BoobQuake'---So, today when I read the headline in the Daily News, it made me shout out loud, "HOLY BANANA TITS!- YOU GOTTAAA BE F^CK*ING KIDDING ME! WWWWWWWWWWWWhatttT? FOR THE LOVE OF ALL CHRIST/GOD/HELL-NO FC^KING WAY THIS STILL HAPPENS, AND LEADERS CAN STILL SAY AND ENFORCE THIS SHIT--- ANYWHERE!" Tehran police chief: Iran to crack down on suntanned womenFrom 4.27.10 article on NYDailyNews.com:...Women in Iran ... Read More
Monday, for the first time in NYC, federal prosecutors utilized the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act to convict two men with blocking the entrance of a Planned Parenthood in Manhattan. Both men will be sentenced June 10th. They will face a maximum of six months and a maximum $10,000 fine. In light of the circus in Oklahoma, it's nice to know that some government folks are working to make access to abortions easier.   [New York Times] Image via ... Read More
Oklahoma is well on its way to becoming the most restrictive state for women seeking abortions. The two most recent bills are bad enough–one forces a woman to have an ultrasound and then listen to a detailed description of the fetus' limbs and organs, while the other prevents a woman for suing a doctor who fails to mention if the fetus is disabled. I don't even get how these two bills can actually work together, but apparently that doesn't matter in ... Read More

Boobquake!

BY Jamie Doak in Feminizzle

Have y'all heard of Boobquake?  It was a joke facebook event started by Jennifer McCreight in response to Iranian Prayer Leader Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi's quote that, "Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes."  Makes sense...... Boobquake is a science experiment encouraging  women to dress 'immodestly' on the same day (April ... Read More
CNN's Showbiz tonight presents a piece calling networks FOX and ABC right onto the carpet for running Victoria's Secret ads without issue during prime time, but pulling the plug on a recent Lane Bryant commercial featuring a woman who happens to be attractive and curvaceous.  I smell a rat!  What do you think, BUST blog pals?  Watch this piece and share your ... Read More
In a move that would make their state one of the most abortion-restricting in the union, the Oklahoma senate passed several new anti-abortion bills on Monday. The most shocking of the bills would require doctors performing ultrasounds on women seeking abortions to use vaginal probes if the picture would be clearer—and then for the doctor to describe the image in detail to the patient. According to the Huffington Post, “The other abortion measures would ... Read More
Artistic expression requires a certain kind of bravery.  But “courageous performance” takes on weightier meaning in today’s Iran, where young people, with access to the internet, Vans sneakers, and their own wells of energy are by religious law prohibited from (among other things) starting their own rock band.  You think it’s hard to make it as an indie band?  Try it in Tehran.  That city, and it’s earnest, ... Read More
Last night I spoke on a panel at the 92nd street Y. As a way to promote the event, I was asked by the organizers to write a piece for Flavorwire on who I thought were the ten most influential women in pop culture. Since we're on deadline here at BUST and I didn't have much time to devote to this, I whipped up a list of only 7, which they published yesterday, and which I am reposting below. There's a lot more to say about each of these women and why I think they ... Read More
If a porn magazine from thirty years ago can tell you anything, it's that the times, they are a-changing.  The "growing" trend of hair removal has come to the pages of the Gray Lady, where last week they discussed several high-profile women who dared to bare their body hair.  The general sentiment of women with body hair is that it is unclean, unattractive, and somehow, in one of the most successful campaigns of the beauty industry, unnatural.  ... Read More