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My eyes!

And you thought the Gandalf-on-Frodo slash fiction that circulates every time there's a new LOTR installment was unsettling? You have no idea. Or actually, maybe you do. I didn't, though, until longtime Bitch contributor Noah Berlatsky asked me if he could write about the Obama slash that's apparently been sweeping the nerdier corners of these Internets for some time.

Tell me more, I...

BitchTapes Launch!

Notice that the Bitch blog just got a little more AWESOMER recently?

If not, check out the sidebar for our latest feature: BitchTapes! A weekly eight song playlist to get your weekend off right (or just to get you through Friday). Read on for my tracklist!

A “Little Bit” of Lykke Li

Last night, Annalee and I saw Swedish darling Lykke Li at the Hawthorne Theater here in Portland. The show included a kazoo solo, a megaphone, and covers of both Lil Wayne and Tribe Called Quest songs. Read on for more!

A Writing Prompt

It's Friday!

Friday the 13th to be exact and if that's not enough to excite you, well, then look forward to Valentine's Day - an opportunity to reframe a pink and red heteronormative day.

Here's my Valentine's gift to viewers and readers: a writing prompt; a digital collage to reflect upon a very simple question that I always love revisiting: What influences and informs your...

The Box's Crush of the Week: Daniel Dae Kim

My Daniel Dae Kim crush began when I first saw him on Angel as Gavin Park, a rising star at an evil law firm. (Those cheekbones! That comic timing!) But of course, he's best known as Jin-Soo Kwon on Lost. After only one season on network primetime, Kim already had enough people crushing to earn a spot on People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" list 2005. Since Asian men normally get an asexual...

No Girls Allowed (behind the scenes, anyway)


Make no mistake – Coraline (the just-released stop-motion feature made by Laika Productions right here in Bitch’s hometown of Portland, OR) may be a girl’s story, but the animation industry is still very much a boys’ club. Stick around for the credits after the film and you’ll see that the screenwriter, director, editors, most of the animators, and the “Based on...

Pink, Blue, or WTF?

Girls are pink,

Boys are blue,

I think that this new pregnancy gender test has serious social implications,

How about you?

Boxing Through Adversity

The New York Times has a great article up about Cheryl Ziegler, an 18-year-old single mother from the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, who is also a boxer.

Ziegler is Hawk's latest prize student. She is tough and determined and fights with proper technique: hands up, chin down. She said she planned to turn professional in a month and a half. She spoke of wanting to be a...

The Swimsuit Issue: 2009

So the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue just hit my mailbox today. And as usual, I'm not really sure what I think about it.

Featuring a near non-existant string bikini and several very tiny beautiful women of different ethnicities, this issue caters almost exclusively to male audiences. Probably a turn off for most feminist minded people out there. And yet women make up 90% of...