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Tote bags and independent magazines

I finally unpacked from last weekend's NCMR, and unloaded the special NCMR tote bag. I've learned from the past couple conferences I've attended that tote bags are apparently a necessary part of every conference. Am I being an ungracious a**hole when I say I find this ridiculous? Sure, tote bags are helpful in organizing all the conference materials and other items handed out at workshops, but...

Coming out (and out and out)

Lately I’ve been thinking about the process of coming out and identities/shifting, and how for so many of us it’s an ongoing/lifetime process. In part because we as individuals change, and/or in part because our environment changes, and/or in part because our identities can’t be read on the outside, and/or because some of us feel the most comfortable in those in-between...

List-less: Nerve takes on strong women in film

Maybe I'm being too way too picky, but there is something deeply underachieving about Nerve's "Girl Power Top Ten," a list of the ten most—oh yeah, here it comes—empowering movies of all time.

Now, I would never come right out and suggest that perhaps having three dudes be the ones to make both of these judgment calls is going to, you know, limit the scope of things, but...okay, that's...

And speaking of MySpace...

but on a more positive (well, admirable at least) note….

Oh Tila Tequila, how can we gays ever thank you enough?

Apparently all y'all gay folks in California who can now get married have Myspace/MTV reality assclown Tila Tequila to thank. From Us Magazine's website: 

"It is because of me — I definitely think [my show] has helped the movement," she told Usmagazine.com at the Hollywood premiere of The Love Guru on Wednesday.

"Before it came out, everyone was still a little apprehensive about...

Attention students!

Are you a college or graduate student who's done a report or project on Bitch? (We know there's a bunch of you out there, if the number of interviews we do with y'all are any indication.) So here's the thing: Whether you've covered Bitch in a overview, or have undertaken a more long-form and rigorous study, we would love to have copies of these papers and projects for our archives at the...

And speaking of sex

A new publication about sex/sexuality in Pakistani society from a feminist and gender-inclusive perspective has entered the publishing world. Read Bitch contributor Sarah Seltzer's interview with Chay magazine founders Kyla Pasha and Sarah Suhail in the current issue of INTHEFRAY magazine, an online magazine focused on identity and community.

From the interview: 

How do you...

And now for a sexy conference

This weekend, June 13th to June 15th is Sexy Spring, Minneapolis's radical, sex/body positive, sex education skill-share and conference.

The event is focused on exploring the ways sex, sexuality, relationships, our bodies, and our choices affect our lives. It's a weekend full of workshops, discussions, play, demonstrations, crafting, art shows, communal meals, telling stories, and sex/...

More traveling through the Midwest/West

After the Allied Media Conference is over, I’ll be driving back from Detroit to Portland, stopping for more Bitch fundraising/outreach/discussions along the way. As before, I’m hoping to organize a fundraiser (a house party, dance party, music show, tap dance off, whatever) and a Feminism In/Action discussion in each city. The tricky thing this time is that I’ll only be in...

More conference bitching

I was back in Minneapolis this weekend for the National Conference for Media Reform, an annual event organized by the folks at Free Press, a nonpartisan group focused on media reform and policy.

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