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Problematic PSAs

The other night I saw this in a bar, and could not figure out what it was a commercial for (especially since I couldn’t hear the sound!) It seemed kinda fishy and it turned out it was:

It’s from a 2007 PSA campaign put together by the Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Justice and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to Prevent Online Sexual Exploitation...

Sex Education

As Valentine's Day approaches, The Box addresses the question that's on everyone's mind: How feminist is the sex on my favorite teen dramas? I graded the biggest shows of the last twenty years on their sex positivity. Click to see who came out on top.

Sex and the City Gets a Sequel


At the end of last week, New Line Cinema made it official: a sequel to Sex and the City is on the way.  Although no script has been developed yet, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis have all signed on for the film, and Michael Patrick King is back to write and direct.

The sequel is further confirmation that studios are really starting to bank on...

Wonder Woman Animated Movie Premieres at New York Comic Con... And It's Actually Pretty Wonderrific

One of the most exciting events of New York Comic Con this year was the world premiere of the new Wonder Woman animated film that will be available on DVD March 3, 2009.  No, it's not the big screen action film that Wonder Woman deserves. A whole mess of people - including Joss Whedon - have tried to make that film over the past several years, and all have failed.  But this Wonder...

These people threaten the sanctity of marriage?

The Courage Campaign released a video in response to the brief Ken Starr filed in California to nullify the 18,000 marriages that took place there last year before Proposition 8 passed. Set to Regina Spektor’s “Fidelity”, the video shows dozens of same-sex couples, their friends and family holding signs that simply state “Don’t Divorce Us”. I’m not going to lie, I cried when...

Women and Movement Friday

I am not a biker by any stretch of the imagination, but I love biking anyway. You can find me and my family firmly in front of the television watching The Tour de France every July, and one of my big dreams to be able to someday follow the Tour in person.

But because biking is not a mainstream sport, whenever it is shown on television or broadcast anywhere, it's usually the men that...

All the ladies in the house say WaM!

Ready to put women back in the story?

If you care about amplifying progressive women's voices in the media, WAM! is for you, whether you're a media producer or a PR strategist, a journalist, an activist, an academic, a community organizer, a feminist, a funder or philanthropist, a "citizen" media watchdog, a media policy advocate, an alternative-network-builder, a blogger,...

Fight the Power! Chuck D. Wants More Women in Rap, Too

Apparently I’m not the only one thinking about the lack of women in hip-hop this week. Last night Starpulse posted a brief quote from Chuck D., front man for seminal rap group Public Enemy who has now become a producer, author and living legend. Chuck has apparently decided that this year he will focus on promoting female artists, songwriters, and executives in the hip-hop scene,...

Colbert weighs in on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

In case you missed it, here's a clip from Stephen Colbert's satirical commentary on the recently passed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for employees to pursue pay discrimination claims.

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Oh, Canada: Bitch on the Broken Social Scene

Last night, a couple of us lucky Bitch ladies got the chance to go to the sold-out-for-weeks Broken Social Scene show here in Portland. It makes sense, right? They’re a collective, just like we are! Read on for our notes and some sweet video clips, after the jump.