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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.

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Pink diapers, painted toenails, and the Chicago Bears. Oh my!

Behold the teaser from an article in this morning's Chicago Sun Times: "Football tough guy Brian Urlacher dresses his son in pink Cinderella diapers and paints the 3-year-old's toenails blue, the child's mother charged in Will County court Tuesday."

What?

A Feminist Thanksgiving

The top five things for which I am most grateful as a feminist.

Saturday Night Ladies

Now that Tina Fey is Saturday Night Live's most visible alumni, it's easy to forget that female cast members have historically had to bust ass to get noticed.

So here's a look at Saturday Night Ladies of the past, remembering their contributions to the show and following up on what they're doing now...

 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime — with the abuser usually someone known to her. Violence against women and girls is a universal problem of epidemic proportions. Perhaps the most pervasive human rights violation that we know today, it devastates lives, fractures communities, and stalls development....

A news story on the B word...

in which Bitch contributor Veronica Arreola defends the use of the word while many others disagree...

Adventures in Feministory: A Bonny Lass Indeed

Today's adventure takes us to the lawless seas of the early eighteenth century, where Anne Bonny and Mary Read cutlassed and cross-dressed their way through feminine convention.

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