The latest campaign from Chicago’s public health department is really turning heads. With the magic of photo retouching, it features teen boys with pregnant bellies and the tagline: “Unexpected? Most teen pregnancies are. Avoid unplanned pregnancies and STIs. Use condoms. Or wait.” The ads direct viewers to BeYouBeHealthy.org, a site that helps teens find info on local clinics, teen healthcare rights, and sexuality in general. As you might ... Read More
  Meet Christina Hoffs Sommers, the writer who wants women to take back feminism. Wait wait - women need to take back feminism? Who else has it, if not women?  Oh right, radical leftist gender benders. Carry on. Christina says that contemporary feminism is too centred in the political left, with “a lot of man-bashing,” and women who are “at war with their own femininity.” I personally think the left is where it’s at and that ... Read More
  David Grubin’s Downtown Express may not open until June 25th, but its musical score is already making waves. The film follows a promising Julliard violin student who falls for a street performer and joins her band. When the musicians happen to be played by Philippe Quint and Nellie McKay, it’s easy to see how critics are falling for this film. If you don’t already know and love Nellie McKay as the magical puff of feminist fairy dust that ... Read More
  The Adipositivity Project wants to "widen definitions of physical beauty - literally." It was made to push through all the bullshit fat-hate and prove that big bodies can be strong, confident, and really really beautiful. A collection of professionally-snapped pics, Adipositivity showcases full-figured bodies in all their glory. Round, soft, strong, and naked. Not every picture is a nudie, but there's enough boob in this post to warrant a ... Read More
  Oh Erin, say it ain't so! Fierce single mom turned justice-crusader/biopic inspiration Erin Brockovich (now Brockovich-Ellis) was arrested on Friday for driving her boat when she shouldn’t have been. A state wildlife and game warden on Nevada’s Lake Mead noticed her struggling to dock it, and discovered she was a bit too tipsy to be steering the boat in the first place. In his words, she “exhibited several signs of an intoxicated ... Read More
  Is this the end of the "man bike"...? And why are bicycles gendered anyhow? Since the beginning of time for the bicycle (1817!) bikes have had genders, and dudes have rolled around on frames made specifically for their manly selves. Officials in the Netherlands say the age-old male bike design is straight up dangerous, and want man bikes off the road. The problem: standard men’s frames have a horizontal crossbar. That’s the “top ... Read More
Tonight's the night! If you're in NYC and looking to unwind, join us in the East Village at Heathers! The BUST team'll be there from 6:30 to 8:30, dancing (and yes, drinking) our cares away to DJ Sheila B's retro jamz. You can mention BUST at the bar for your choice of drink specials, and nab some free magazines while you're at it. Everyone is welcome! Just make sure you're over 21. Heathers: 506 E. 13th St. (at Ave. A) New York, ... Read More
They're strong. They're fierce. They're CARRYING GIANT LOGS WITH THEIR BARE HANDS. Look at these women! The Lumberjills were a crew of awesome outdoorsladies who pushed up their sleeves, pulled up their britches, and chopped wood on the U.K. countryside while men were at war. In 1942 these riveting Rosies were inaugurated into Brit forces as the Women’s Land Army and the Women’s Timber Corps. At it's peak the Corps had about 6,000 women enrolled, many ... Read More
Oh baby. Today in products you didn’t ask for, a specialty lollipop company called Lollyphile has “candified” the unique flavor of breast milk into wee lollies. You might be thinking, ‘hey – I have all my teeth and no longer wear diapers - this ain’t for me!’ But stop right there! Step one for enjoying these suckers is to turn off your brain. “Any company can make up nostalgic flavors,” says Jason Darling, the ... Read More
  There have been far too many heartbreaking stories about women denied abortions this year. ONE is too many, and Savita Halappanivar’s death easily stands alone as a reason never to block a woman’s access to the healthcare she wants and needs. The story of Beatriz* in El Salvador brings more sad news: after being denied an abortion Beatriz knew she wanted, her baby has died. The newborn girl had no brain and various other health problems, ... Read More
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