Our New Year’s ResolutionA Rant

I like to tell myself I’m not a competitive person, but that’s not true. 

Because when I see Bustle’s bro owner Bryan Goldberg pocketing $45 million in advertising revenue this year, when I see Vice profiting from their “women’s vertical” Broadly, all the while operating under a New York Times-investigation-worthy culture of sexual harassment, when I see the New York Times calling out Vice for its culture of sexual harassment AND THEN DECIDING TO KEEP GLENN THRUSH because although he “has acted offensively…HE DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE FIRED” (all cap rage added for emphasis) — that’s when I know that it’s time for outlets like Bitch to be on the winning side for once.

Listen, the Times, Vice, Bustle—they have millions and millions of dollars. The folks in control of those newssrooms have access to resources and power structures that we at Bitch could only ever dream of. We operate on a budget that’s just over $1 million each year. And let me tell you, right now, in this moment, we are just a few thousand dollars away—exactly $19,731—from reaching our 2017 budget goals

That’s just 424 new B-Hive members135 new Bitch magazine subscribers, and 319 donations of $35 to meet our $85,000 fundraising goal.

Join the B-Hive today and get tons of Bitch members-only swag, like an official Bitch Media crest mug, tote bags, notebooks, stickers, and more!

Bitch isn’t a place where missing a fundraising goal by a few thousand means one less vacation for our owner. We’re a nonprofit, we have no owner. Bitch isn’t a place where if we’re off by a couple hundred dollars, we can’t cater lunch. We bring our own lunches. 

Bitch is a place where every dollar you donate goes straight back into the work of publishing independently funded, incisive, groundbreaking, loud-as-hell feminist media. 

So let me say this: 

We have just 3 days left to reach our $85,000 goal by December 31. If you’ve been meaning to join the B-Hive for $8 a monthsubscribe to Bitch magazine for $30 a year, or make a donation of $25 or $50 bucks just this once, there is no “I’ll get to it later.” Now is the time.

We need more Bitch. We need more community supported independent media. We need more of YOU.

Join the B-Hive for $8subscribe to Bitch magazine with $30, or make a one-time donation of whatever you can afford ($10? $100? Every dollar makes a difference) today. 

We have three days left.

Let’s do this. Let’s win for once.

by Soraya Membreno
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Soraya Membreno is a daughter of Nicaraguan immigrants and a pre-Lebron Miami native. She is a poet, essayist, and editor. Her writing has appeared in CatapultPost No Ills, and The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. She is Bitch Media’s Publisher.

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