BY BUST Magazine
on Jun 04, 2013
Less than 10% of Wikipedia's editors are women.
Bishakha Datta serves on the board of the Wikimedia Foundation and spoke about this today in Israel. I occasionally contribute to Wikipedia so was curious to hear why it is so male dominated. The Foundation doesn't actually know, but it has conducted research and come up with possible explanations:
“Women lack a fundamental sense of self confidence when it comes to producing knowledge,” Datta explained. “Women look at themselves as silent receivers of knowledge. Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on Jun 03, 2013
This isn’t the first time we've written about Anita Sarkeesian, of Feminist Frequency and Tropes vs. Women in Video Games. And we have a feeling that it won’t be our last. She has some amazing stuff in the works and it's guaranteed to ruffle internet feathers. (Because of the overwhelmingly negative reaction to her videos and the incredible voice of her supporters, she's already become an expert feather rustler. Now anything she does automatically becomes a web war because of this intense polarization. Read More
If anyone is going to bring fierceness to fundraising, it’s Beyoncé. This weekend, she took the stage with other pop stars and celebrities at Sound for Change Live at the Twickenhem Stadium in London. The massive concert event was set up to raise money for Chime for Change, an organization started by her, Salma Hayek and Frida Gianini (of Gucci fame.) Chime for Change’s mission statement is to help combat serious issues and crimes against women and get them the “education, health and justice” they deserve. Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on May 31, 2013
So exciting! Cody Tubman is her high school’s first ever transgender prom queen, crowned by classmates in Middleborough, Massachusetts. Does anyone else wish they went to Middleborough High?
Cody came out as transgender in her freshman year, and she stopped wearing boys’ clothes the year after that. Her mama was loving and supportive from the start, her school was down with her using the girls’ washrooms, and Cody says most of her classmates really accepted her for being herself. Read More
German feminist group Femen strikes again with a boob-attack on Heidi Klum.
During the season finale of Germany’s Next Top Model, two topless protesters jumped on the stage with statements scribbled on their breasts. One message read, “Heidi Horror Picture Show.”
Klum’s reaction? “I’ve just seen boobies in front of me.” Gold.
This is hardly Femen’s first attack on conventional beauty standards and expectations. The group organized an attack on Barbie’s Dreamhouse earlier this month. Read More