BUST’s Bra-o-Meter: The sharpest statistics and hottest women’s news stories to date

by Solange Castellar

Keep Up With What Is Going Down.

“Because I was shot, I’ve been turned into some kind of villain, and he’s the victim. This has messed up my whole life. This whole situation in the industry is like a big boys’ club.”

Megan Thee Stallion’s testimony in the assault trial of Tory Lanez

“This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes.” –Greta Thunberg on Twitter trolling Andrew Tate after his arrest in Romania.

“The whole point of being creative is that you’re tapping into a time of reflecting society back to itself that it might not even be aware that it needs yet. That’s what the artist’s gift is.” –Danai Gurira in The Cut

“It’s been really healing for me to hear how many people have been affected by [my film Everything Everywhere All At Once]. So many daughters and mothers have been coming to me crying, saying, ‘I saw myself in the movie,’ or, ‘My relationship with my mother is just like that.’” -Stephanie Hsu In The New York Times

“I’m not a victim, and I’m not the damsel in distress. I’ve made my choices in my life. Some obviously were made for me, but I’ve always been able to find myself again.” –Pamela Anderson in Variety

Good News: 96 percent of women working in tech say their friends and families supported their choice to pursue careers in IT fields.

Bad News: 90 percent of women in tech have experienced microaggressions at work, and nearly 66 percent say they have been treated differently than their male colleagues.


27: The percentage of 50-year-old women in Japan who never had children—the highest number in the developed world.

7000: The number of New York City nurses who walked off their jobs and went on strike in January 2023, advocating for safer working conditions, shorter hours, and more reasonable patient loads.

24: The percentage of U.S. employers’ bereavement leave policies that allow workers to take time off after having a miscarriage or a failed in vitro fertilization.

75: The percentage of surveyed Americans who say they are concerned that people who have abortions could be charged with a felony or go to jail.


ALBERT, CC BY-SA 4.0 VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS, Nurse Photo by Rusty Watson on Unsplash, Silhouette Photo by Denis Oliveira on Unsplash

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