BY Phoebe Magee
on Dec 15, 2009
Author Barbara J. Berg, Ph.D., who will be speaking at 92Y in Tribeca next month, answers that one with a resounding NOPE. Her most recent book, in fact, is Sexism in America: Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future. Her title lacks subtlety, but so do most calls to action. That is, Berg's book is very much intended as "a wake-up call," and that's what it's often described as by both professional and amateur reviewers. According to the ... Read More
How would you feel if you were going for a surgical procedure and had to pay taxes on it? It may just be the case. This issue is stirring up in the media with supporters and protestors alike. The subject with taxes on elective surgeries are included in a provision in the Senate Health Care bill. (You may have heard of this referred to as the "Bo-tax.")
So, what's the deal? The bill includes a 5% tax on these elective procedures. A shot of ... Read More
When the fabulous Guerrilla Girls were asked to create a poster commemorating the 20th anniversary of the disturbing l’École Polytechnique massacre aka Montreal massacre - a gunman entered a university, separated the male and female students, and proceeded to shoot only the women in the name of "fighting feminism" - they immediately said yes. Their posters, which focus on the injustices women face in the art world and beyond, always manage to ... Read More
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
While breastcancer.org predicts that 40,480 American women are expected to die in 2008 from it, the good news is that death rates have been decreasing since 1990. The organization largely credits earlier detection among the top reasons for the decrease. So it’s understandable why women all over the U.S. are ... Read More
BY Libby Zay
on Nov 17, 2009
Here at BUST, we are well aware that there is no feminist dress code. But others aren't so savvy on the idea that following fashion doesn't mean you are disloyal to feminist ideals. Just yesterday a headline from the UK's Independent read 'You can be beautiful and still be a feminist.' As if that is a profound statement! We figured that one out long ago.
The article was spurred after Cambridge undergrads stripped down to their skivvies for a student magazine, ... Read More