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Retro pin-ups can be cute or sexy, classy or silly. However, one thing they’re usually not is scary. But with artist Eva Stenram’s alterations, you might not ever be able to look at pin-up photos the same way again. In Stenram’s series “Parts,” she edits photos by leaving the whole background, but removing every part of the featured woman from the scene—except one leg.  Stenram explains her intent in her artist’s statement: "The leg becomes a kind of prop or decoration within the interior….We can use our...
A new study indicates shame and embarrassment are common emotions in the field—composed of more than 90 percent women—simply because romance novels are seen as silly trash for women. Despite romance novelists’ hard work and dedication to their craft, it seems this negative reputation is here to stay. According to sociologists Jennifer Lois and Joanna Gregson, “The genre is written by women, for women, about women – and that’s where the stigma comes from.” It’s unfortunate for these writers to deal with backlash despite being highly successful...
In news that will shock exactly no one, a newly revealed deposition details Bill Cosby’s abuses of his power in manipulating and attacking women. Cosby discusses his relationship with Andrea Constand in the early 2000s. “He painted his relationship with Ms. Constand as one of mentor and mentee, casting himself in the role of an experienced guide and offering her the benefit of his contacts, fame, and experience,” The New York Times writes. After Cosby drugged and assaulted Constand, he offered to pay for her education...
Do you like trivia? Do you like sex? Do you like BUST? Do you like affordable, accessible family planning options? Then you should totally check out Planned Parenthood of NYC Action Fund’s 6th Annual Sex Ed Trivia Night at Alewife in Queens, NY. BUST is pumped to be sponsoring the event—we’ll even be bringing by some copies of our shiny new issue with cover girl Jenny Slate. There will be drink specials and prizes for winners as they compete in categories ranging from mythology to politics to “sex ed...
How can we prove gender inequality really exists? By playing Halo 3, of course. Jeff Kuznekoff, an assistant professor at Miami University, and Michael Kasumovic, an evolutionary biologist for UNSW Australia, teamed up to conduct a study measuring bullying and gender. In order to accurately get the information they wanted, the popular first-person shooter game, Halo 3, was used. If you are unfamiliar with the game, the process is simple: players from around the world can log onto a “live” account to play as a team against...
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