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Free to pee, you and me.

We talk a lot on this blog, and in the magazine, about the problems that come with dividing the entire world up into two distinct categories: men and women. Us savvy feminists know that there is a lot more to gender than that, and that lots of us don't necessarily like being forced to identify as just one thing or another, especially when the two categories have been socially...

Get Offensive in New York City!

Bitch readers no doubt remember Andi Zeisler's interview, "A Good Offense," with the snort-inducing Kate Rigg and Julie Goldman from our last issue. This Friday and Saturday only, Julie Goldman's Offensive Women monthly comedy show is having a two-night special at the Zipper Factory in NYC presented by none other than Eve Ensler! Read on for show details, video, and a chance to...

Romantic Comedies: Still Not That Into You

Greetings, everyone! My name is Tammy Oler, and I’ve been a contributor to Bitch for about five years. I’m thrilled to be joining the blogging team here. With “The Female Gaze,” I’ll be focusing a feminist eye on what’s new and making news in film, including new releases, trends and industry buzz.

There’s already a bunch of romantic comedies slated for...

Sick of holiday commercials? Sarah Haskins to the rescue!

Since I'm still in the charming stage of not having my life together, whenever I go home I can always count on my mom making sure I eat well. This is especially true during the holidays (leftovers and pumpkin cheesecake for days!). While my little brother helped out with making an excellent mostly-veggie Thanksgiving dinner, all the holiday cooking commercials I watched in between a Project...

World Aids Day 2008

Innovative Douchebaggery

Tyrone Freeman, master of the secret arts of douchebaggery and former president of the United Long-Term Care Workers, a labor union in Los Angeles, has been banned for life from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for "misappropriating" over $1 million dollars of the union members' dues money.

The Box's Crush of the Week: Neil Patrick Harris

He's taken the role of "ladies man" to new levels on How I Met Your Mother, played himself as a child actor turned mega-douche in the Harold & Kumar movies, and even used his rep for machismo to shill Old Spice. So why should feminists be crushing? Because he's redefining the way masculinity is portrayed in pop culture.

Consumerism turns deadly

A Long Island Wal-Mart worker was trampled to death this morning as over 2,000 shoppers pushed and shoved their way through the doors at 4:55 a.m., five minutes before the doors were set to open. 

The New York Times reports that people didn't stop to help Jdimypai Damour, 34, who had been waiting with other employees in Wal-Mart's entryway, nor did they stop running through the store...

Don't let another one close down!

In the lovely city of Milwaukee lies an amazing feminist bookstore called Broad Vocabulary. I had the pleasure of visiting the store this summer, on a fundraising trip for Bitch. It was truly one of my highlights: I love bookstores, I love feminist bookstores, and I especially love feminist radical bookstores like Broad Vocabulary. 

I guess I can't say I was too surprised when I heard...

Black Friday Feminism

On this Black Friday, let's take a look at why it might be a great time to get your life in the "black" instead of helping company make their end of year profit sales.