on Mar 24, 2009
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, so I'm celebrating by blogging about a few of the ladies I admire in technology.
Who the heck is Ada Lovelace and why should we be celebrating her? This fine filly born in 1815 (sprung from the loins of Lord Byron and Annabella, no less) cooked up the first computer program for Charles Babbage's analytical engine, which, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, is 'generally considered the first computer.'
You can peep a trial run of ... Read More
BY Web Intern
on Mar 19, 2009
It seems the world has hit a new low when it comes to women and body image. Fitness First, a chain of gyms in the Netherlands, launched a new ad campaign -- they rigged a scale up to the benches in bus stops so that when someone sits down it displays their weight in big red numbers. The display is right above their logo, of course, so that as soon as someone is appalled by the number they know exactly where to go to change that.
Enough is enough!
Just last week, ... Read More
on Mar 16, 2009
Then get yourself down to the new event called Ladies, Laugh Out Loud, presented by Comedy is The New Black and BUST! It is going to be a hilarious event featuring some of the funniest female comics L.A. has to offer. It's all going down at our favorite place in Cali, the Echoplex ! There will be raffles, give aways, tees, mags, and more all under one roof. Erin Foley (who just had her own show on Comedy Central, btw) will be the special headliner, making sure ... Read More
BY Team Intern
on Mar 12, 2009
Does doing the laundry make you feel liberated? Early this week, the Vatican in it's daily publication, L'Osservatore Romano, published an article commemorating International Women's Day in which they claimed that the 'washing machine had done more for the women's liberation movement than the contraceptive pill or working outside the home
This comes as no surprise from the Vatican, which is not known for it's support of birth control or abortion. Feminist ... Read More
on Mar 10, 2009
BUST Magazine is hosting an awesome fundraiser/party tonight in New York! It is not to be missed! All the proceeds from the door and the raffle go to support the performance of the Vagina Monolgues this coming Friday at New World Stages. And all the proceeds from that performance go to help the fight to end violence against women. Tonight is a party for a great cause, and on top of having a fantastic time, there are goodie bags for the first 100 attendees! Swag ... Read More
BY Web Intern
on Mar 05, 2009
I hope all you BUST-y readers are familiar with the International Museum of Women. In their own words, 'I.M.O.W. is a groundbreaking social change museum that inspires global action, connects people across borders and transforms hearts and minds by amplifying the voices of women worldwide through global online exhibitions, history, the arts and cultural programs that educate, create dialogue and build community.'
They've just finished the Women, Power, and ... Read More
on Mar 04, 2009
This is going to be a fabulous event for all labies and non-labies to have a fantastic evening and help end violence against women and girls. This party, hosted by BUST, will be taking place at Happy Ending down on Broome street next Tuesday, March 10th. Doors are at 7pm, and it costs 5 bucks at the door, all proceeds go to the Vagina Monologues productions on March 13th. Lucky attendees will also receive goodie bags with swag from Adam + Eve, Babeland and BUST! ... Read More
BY Emily Rems
on Feb 25, 2009
The New York Times had a really moving short documentary up on their site today profiling an 11-year-old Pakistani girl on the last day before the Taliban closes down her school. In her small town, Taliban militants have taken hold of their previously free and open society, and just this year have decreed that women are no longer allowed to shop in the public market and girls are no longer allowed to go to school. I dare anyone to watch this video , and then tell ... Read More
BY Web Intern
on Feb 23, 2009
Exactly what should our rights be when it comes to reproduction technology and what regulations, if any, should be put into place to prevent an all out baby as business world? This Saturday in NYC, Barnard College's 34th Annual Scholar Feminist Conference will gather artists, activists, and academics to discuss and explore this exact issue in The Politics of Reproduction: New Technologies of Life. I think this should be a pretty relevant, fascinating topic. Can you ... Read More
on Feb 16, 2009
Remember the story we reported a few weeks back, about how men from an extremist conservative group called Sri Ram Sena had attacked a number of young Indian women who had been committing the horrible crime of having a pint at a pub? (Visit our earlier post to see the truly upsetting video of the attack ).
Â Well, our Indian sisters weren't about to sit around feeling sari for themselves! The day after our post, they organizedÂ a giant, nationwide protest, ... Read More