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From the Archive: Wack Attack: Giving the Digital Finger to Blog Bandits

We were under attack. It was late on an August night. I was trying not to come down with a cold and just about to go to bed. But I was also guest-blogging at Feministe that week, so I logged on to check my e-mail and moderate comments one last time before I turned in. I was already overwhelmed. Between writing timely posts, separating the trolls and spammers from the innocents in the...

WaPo to ladies: Dumb, swoony, and you can't take a joke

Sigh. One day after the Washington Post published the op-ed by Charlotte Allen titled "We Scream, We Swoon. How Dumb Can We Get?", the paper has responded to the massive public outcry against the piece by stating — what else? — that the piece was meant to be "tongue-in-cheek" satire. John Pomfret, the editor of the paper's Outlook section, stated this morning that "If [the piece] insulted...

Which PETA Campaign Do You Hate The Most! Vote Now!

After learning of PETA's recent agreement to do ads with the Suicide Girls and in light of their most recent demonstration (geez, even Perez Hilton was offended!) Feministing has had enough!  Vote in their Which PETA Campaign Do You Hate The Most poll.  An organization that loves animals but hates on women?  Kinda reminds me of the Michael Vick situation: lots of talk about abused dogs...

Angry white men's votes count too!

Via Jezebel, a deeply confusing op-ed from the Aspen Times Weekly. Is it satire? Sincerity? Sheer douchebaggery? All of the above? Ultimately, one point is clear: The writer hates him some Hillary Clinton.

"[T]he Angry White Man loathes Hillary Clinton. Her voice reminds him of a shovel scraping a rock. He recoils at the mere sight of her on television. Her very image disgusts him, and...

Okay, America's Next Top Model fans...

If you, like me, aren't sure you can stomach another season—'scuse me, "cycle"—of Tyra Banks, the two Jays, and a handful of hot messes who will never be models, but you still kind of want to keep up on the show, might I suggest reading the excellent recaps on SFGate.com's Culture Blog? The recaps this cycle are written by the fantastic Rita Hao, longtime Bitch contributor and legal counsel. I...

Beer Fun(d)

A lovely group of folks has organized a monthly Bitch-themed Think and Drink at the Florida Room, a local bar here in Portland. I had the pleasure of attending this month's meet-up, where we talked about everything from Hillary versus Obama, dogs versus cats, and cranky farm pigs and their geese friends (what can I say, I love me some animal stories?). They even fundraised for us! Apparently...

$pread is 3!

On the bus to work today, I read the new issue of $pread magazine. For those not familiar, $pread's mission is to build community and destigmatize sex work by providing a forum for people working in the industry. They publish interviews, feature articles, reviews, news, and personal stories of sex workers from all perspectives.

I couldn't wait to tell my co-workers about this issue's...

When in New Jersey on February 28th...

....check out this lecture by the awesome Jennifer Pozner, Executive Director of Women in Media & News:

Even though the human, environmental and economic impact of Hurricane Katrina are all still deeply felt throughout the regions that were ravaged by the disaster, the ongoing personal and political tolls of Katrina have fallen away from the headlines and out of public debate. This...

Depressing News...

I awoke this morning to the news that the music magazine, No Depression, will cease publishing after its May/June issue. Citing many of the same reasons that other indie publications have closed their doors (check out the  story in Lost/Found issue of Bitch: Paper Cuts: Saying RIP to some of the best DIY), ND will move to web only content after 13 years of print publishing.

Some of you...

Break Out Your Index Cards (if you are in PDX!)

Bitch's quarterly issue release party and Pop Culture Debate Club are fast approaching!

The first topic up for debate, "Britney Spears: Who's to Blame?"

Come prepared with your own topic ideas, opinions, and heckles.

And pick up a copy of the new issue while you're at it (the Wired issue). 7 p.m., March 11, In Other Words, 8 NE Killingsworth, Portland.

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