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A disturbing New York Times article published this week brings to light a very scary reminder that the plight of feminism isn't over yet: poison gas attacks targeting all-girls schools in Afghanistan. According to an Afghan official, said attacks have been going on for two years, with two attacks occurring in the past week.   According to the article "The spokesman, Dr. Kargar Norughli, said his ministry and the World Health Organization had been testing the blood of victims in 10 mass sickenings and had confirmed the presence of toxic but not fatal levels of organophosphates. Read More
Ima gotta admit–I think the world was a better place before this series of books and movies came out. OK, maybe I should limit it to the movies since I haven't read the books, and obviously that means just the first two since the hornet one is yet to arrive on our shores, but I can't imagine how augmenting my knowledge of this trilogy would change my mind. I was going to hold off on passing judgment until the third one came out, but with the the ABC News report this week that the film's distributor plans to send copies to rape crisis centers and college campuses, I couldn't wait. Read More

Stayfree or Stay Away?

BY debbie in Feminism

Oh, Canada! We love that the ad world  is finally realizing that, yup, women have a sense of humor too. And with the Old Spice ads they surely have a winner. This Canadian Stayfree ad, which I'm sure it's creators hope will be a major viral video, is a virus, alright, but more like an STD. Read More

Ladies to the Left

BY Katie Oldaker in Feminism

The Republicans made a good choice with Sarah Palin. That’s the point Anna Holmes (editor of Jezebel.com) and Rebecca Traister (author of the forthcoming Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women) consider in their op-ed in the New York Times this past Sunday. Read More
Kamala Lopez is adamant. And we all should be. Just last Thursday was Women's Equality Day, but the thing is, we're still not equal. The fact is, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has still not been ratified, and we need this shit in writing. Ms. Lopez recently helped launch this campaign with the premiere of this brief video. She plans produce 20 short films over the next year in order to bring about the awareness necessary to finally get the ERA ratified. For more info, head over to lopezistas.com. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video [image: lopezistas. Read More
German pop star Nadja Benaissa, formerly of the girl group No Angels, has officially been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm and attempted bodily harm for neglecting to tell sexual partners she was HIV-positive. Between 2000 and 2004, the singer had apparently had unprotected sex at least 5 times with 3 separate people without informing them of her condition, which she discovered in 1999 during a test while she was pregnant. One of these men, a talent agent, has had his condition transform into full-blown AIDS while others seem to be unaffected. (Physically anyway. Read More
In national news Bristol Palin is on the hot seat for receiving a $14,000 speaking fee from Lifehouse, a home for unwed mothers in Louisville, Kentucky. I'm thinking back home they're loving her. Well, most of them are anyway. Willow: "Where's mom?" Todd: "Would you pass the venison please, dear?" Piper: "Yeah, where's mom?" Bristol: "She's not coming." Track: "But you asked everyone to come. Even I'm here." Bristol rolls eyes. Sighs: "Whatever. Mom's going to call." Todd: "Honey I'm so proud of you for supporting Lifehouse, and your family." Bristol: "Thanks, Daddy. Read More
Tomorrow, August 26th, marks a big day in Herstory, and I’m not talking about the births of the Velvet Underground’s Maureen Tucker or Garbage’s Shirley Manson, though I’ll be sure to raise a glass for them as well. Tomorrow historians and feminists celebrate the 90th anniversary of national women’s suffrage and the official recognition of the 19th amendment by the state. In honor of the movement and Women’s Equality Day the Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership will be launching a website dedicated to women political pioneers of New York State. Read More
The Lunagals over at Lunapads commit themselves to helping women fight against pollution, save $$$ and just be healthier all around, one period at a time.  They offer reusable pads and diva cups as an alternative to tampons.  We are big supporters of them here at BUST and would love to help them spread the word that their IS another option ladies!!!   Here is a new video from their website: You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video   photo credits: lunapads. Read More
No, not really—she’s a typical fixture in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and generally represents what the magazine stands for (like shopping, and being sexy). However, that didn’t stop the editors from writing the phrase “Untamed Va-jay-jays” around the area where her actual vagina should be. It’s definitely eye-catching if not because it’s offensive yet cutesy than because it’s visually so white and bold. Read More