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  Oh, dear. We all know Roman Polanski has done some terrible things to girls and women, and I guess he hasn’t learned anything since his rape conviction in 1977. At the Cannes Film Festival, the director railed against the birth control pill, saying that it “has changed the place of women in our times.”    What place? The place of the virgin or the mother? While both have been used iconographically in his films, I’m shocked to hear that he might actually expect all women to conform...
Psapp, the electronic band known for helping create the “Toytronica” genre, is releasing a new album! Their newest album, What Makes Us Glow, will be their first LP in 5 years, and boy, are they coming back stronger than ever! Over here at BUST, we’re fortunate to bring y’all their newest video! “Your Hot Knife,” which is straight off What Makes Us Glow, is simple, romantic, and tranquil. Like many of their songs, Psapp makes “Your Hot Knife” sound blissfully sweet. Galia Durant mixes her ethereal...
    With the tagline “Love Thy Cervix!” the grassroots movement Beautiful Cervix Project is here to stay. The project aims to provide “accessible information about women’s fertility and menstrual cycles and showcases photographs documenting changes in the cervix and cervical fluid throughout the cycle.” The creators hope to inspire women to learn more about their bodies by performing cervical self-exams. The project is meant to “promote respect, confidence, and health.”    By putting knowledge in the hands of women, the empowering movement hopes to “contradict shame and misinformation...
  Former BUST cover girl and forever BUST favorite Miranda July is at it again! We love her use of Craigslist and online interactions and transactions, always managing to make them feel meaningful and insightful. In her newest Craigslist advertisement, July searches for portrait subjects living in the Los Angeles area. The photo series will explore “why women dress the way they do” and will feature women of various races, ages, and tastes.    The disclaimer “No Models!” and the curious specification “you must be a dress size...
    TV executives have been recycling the same tired excuse to justify networks’ lack of female characters in kid’s shows for years: “shows aimed at boys appeal to all genders, but boys won’t watch shows marketed to girls.” Slate’s Libby Copeland investigates, and finds that nearly all in TV hold firm to this outlandish assumption. But thanks to Copeland’s efforts, we finally have research to put this lame copout to bed once and for all.    Copeland draws on many shows, from the ‘90s classic Clarissa Explains It...