Bitch's 15 Most-Read Stories in 2017

What a year. When science fiction dystopias seemed like a realistic view of the future and 45’s evil deeds lurked around every corner, these were the 15 most-read Bitch stories of 2017.

15.

Part II: Wherein Bustle Tells Us To Take Our Post Down

Bustle told us they’d stop using the name of our nearly decade-old program—but only if we remove our “unnecessary” and “damaging” post.

by Bitch HQ

 

14.

The Witch Hunt is Coming For You, Woody Allen

Allen’s films have paraded his perversities in front of an international audience for decades.

by Dahlia Grossman-Heinze

 

13.

Pink Flag: What Message Do “Pussy Hats” Really Send?

Gender essentialism, a belief used to oppress throughout most of human civilization, can’t suddenly be used to support intersectionality.

by Holly Derr

 

12.

21 Podcasts All Feminists Should Listen To

Podcasts that are worth investing in, especially if you’re a feminist.

by Evette Dionne

 

11.

Pistols or Pearls: Gender Reveal Parties Are a Sham

Gender-reveal parties reinforce a faux binary.

by Rae Gray

 

10.

“Get Out” And The Ineffectiveness of Post-Racial White Feminism

Online and in real life, white feminists might claim that everything is okay and that people of color are exaggerating or perhaps imagining their own terror. Get Out insists they’re not.

by Allison Mccarthy

 

9.

Get Out of Gilead: Anti-Blackness in “The Handmaid’s Tale”

The Handmaid’s Tale remains silent on the central feature of American history, anti-blackness, while it takes from the oppression of Black women and applies it indiscriminately to white women.

by Priya Nair

 

8.

Love as Political Resistance: Lessons from Audre Lorde and Octavia Butler

We don’t learn to love in a linear path, from self to family to friends to spouse, as we might have been taught. We learn to love by loving. We practice with each other, on ourselves, in all kinds of relationships.

by adrienne maree brown

7.

We Are More Than Tragedy: Fat Girls Deserve Better Than “This Is Us”

We deserve better characters who reflect the fullness of our lives.

by Evette Dionne

 

6.

White Women Need to Do Better: The Death of “My Favorite Murder”

It’s so important that we not only make sure to represent victims of color well, but also cease to promote or accept tone policing, respectability politics, and straight, white people serving up opinions that go unchecked.

by Ashley Duchemin

 

5.

Bad Things Milo Yiannopoulos Has Done, In Case His New Publisher Cares (Just Kidding, They Totally Don’t Care)

While I wish this book deal was a stunt, a mainstream book publisher actually believes Yiannopoulos’s words are worth publishing.

by Dahlia Grossman-Heinze

 

4.

You’re Getting Hustled By Bustle: And We’ve Got a Few Things to Say

We’re not too thrilled that Bustle jacked the name of our monthly giving program, but there’s more.

by Bitch HQ

 

3.

Mother May I? No.

Mother! is what happens when a dude has an idea he thinks is brilliant and no one checks him on it.

by Dahlia Grossman-Heinze

 

2.

Let’s Not Eat Cake: Tina Fey’s Sugar Crash

Tina Fey is representative of scores of women—many of whom are white—who deem themselves “woke,” but don’t have a grasp on oppressions as systems.

by Bitch HQ

 

1.

Rendered Invisible: Pocahontas Is Not a Sex Symbol

We cannot end violence against Native women and girls if we continually sexualize them.

by Abaki Beck

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