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Adventures in Feministory: Louise Fitzhugh & Harriet the Spy

For my turn at Adventures in Feministory, I wanted to give props to the creator of a character that inspired girls to keep spy notebooks and make their own tool belts. A character that was every bit as unladylike as she was fond of gossip. A character who was unapologetically loud and rocked jeans and sneakers everyday. I am, of course, talking about Louise Fitzhugh and (my personal...

The First Lady Fashion Show

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Get Yourself on the Radio!

Production is underway for our next Buzz/Consumed podcast and it won’t be complete without you! We are hungry for your celebrity nominees for the Bitch Living Fossil Hall of Fame, and your burning, embarrassing, or rando questions for oracle with the mostess, the Ask Your Cervix segment!

Also lined up are interviews with the women who run Kill Rock Stars, as well as the...

BitchTapes: Crush Edition

It's Friday, and you know what that means: Time for another edition of BitchTapes! Because Spring (crush season) is upon us, I figured I'd put together a mix of songs you can send to your crush(es). In the "Kelsey's Got A Crush on You" mix you'll find a song for almost every crush occasion and gender/orientation combination.

There's a song for a new crush, an old crush, an unwanted...

Get Your Buzz On: Portland Karaoke Release Issue Party!

Join us for some karaoke and merriment at the “Buzz” issue release party this Sunday! 7:00 at Chopsticks III in North Portland. More details after the jump!

10 Ways to Subtly Want to Puke All Over Askmen.com

 

As a woman, I don't spend too much time hanging out over at askmen.com. Maybe I should start, though, because people who frequent the site are getting valuable life lessons hand over fist in the form of the askmen Top 10. Today's topic? Subtle Ways to Tell Her She's Getting Fat.

According to askmen.com, one way to subtly tell your female partner she's packed on a few...

Who's Douchier? The Douchebag, or the Douchebags Who Gave Him the Award?

You already know Jerry Lewis is a douchebag. His misogyny and homophobia are well established. There are even uncyclopedic entries on his douchedom.

But in some respects Jerry has not gotten the credit he deserves. He’s also a patronizing ableist who’s successfully promoted out-dated, prejudicial attitudes about disability. In recognition of this...

Iconography: WTF, Glamour?

While we have long been able to count on the folks at Glamour magazine to tell us things like, "What He's Thinking When You're Naked" or "How to Dress 10 Pounds Thinner" (two of today's most emailed articles), it appears that they would now like us to rely on them for feminist inspiration. However, I found the "American Icons" photo spread in the latest issue to be less inspiring than...

Strangers With Cameras

 I first learned about the French conceptual artist Sophie Calle from a friend who was dealing with a break-up.  My friend and I both have obsessive personalities, and she was finding it impossible to wrap her mind around the end of her relationship.  She was talking about trying to channel her experience into art when she brought up Sophie’s work.   I was fascinated by...

Just one more reason to love Michelle Obama

In her latest bout of kicking ass, Michelle Obama is using her family’s eating habits as a way to hopefully incite healthier, everything-in-moderation eating across the country. While this may not be entirely realistic, considering it is hard for some lower-income families to obtain healthy options like fruits and vegetables, Obama is a fan of community gardens across the country and...

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