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Support curves on screen with Fat Girls Float

Kira Nerusskaya, director of the documentary Fat Girls Float, needs your help to finish its production! Nerusskaya, a New York City native, travelled through several countries and interviewed dozens of people about size discrimination, fat acceptance, activism, and their identity. Check out the six-minute trailer after the jump...

Douchebag Decree: Spencer Morgan and the invention of “The Cheetah”

Okay, okay. Maybe Spencer Morgan just did it for attention. Maybe he just wanted angry women to comment on his fantastically misogynist piece in The New York Observer so that he could get more attention. Well, guess what? It worked.

sm[art]: Pipilotti Rist

Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist has been creating video and installation art since the 1980s and has recently finished her first feature film, Pepperminta.

ThatsNotCool.com is Pretty Dang Cool

Did you feel icky seeing headlines about the Carrie Prejean nudie pics and the “sexting” epidemic? Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon argues that when you share or make public someone’s privately-made sex photos or video, it’s a form of sexual assault. We’re still trying to navigate what the digital world means for sexual harassment, espcially when it comes to young people. That...

Hey Big Gender: Why are women being charged more for stuff?

If you’ve ever felt like the cost of being a woman was somehow higher than that of being a man, guess what? You were literally correct! Via Psychology Today:

The January 2010 Consumer Reports has an article that’s sure to provoke some outrage. “Roam any drugstore and you’ll see products that seem to be twins, except for one thing: One is for women, the other for men....

Sapphic Salon: Coming out is political, personal and, apparently, a “shocker”

After actress Meredith Baxter came out to Matt Lauer on The Today Show this morning, the headlines began:

"Family Times" Shocker: Meredith Baxter says "I'm a Lesbian Mom"Meredith Baxter reveals she's gay'80s Star Admits She's a Lesbian

The Transcontinental Disability Choir: True Blood: Sookie Stackhouse, Telepathy, and Disability

But the reason I looked forward to True Blood is because the Sookie Stackhouse novels feature a disabled heroine. And, as a person with disabilities, that is something that I do not get to see very often. Despite the fact that we make up an estimated 20% of the population, our representation in film and television is quite small. This means that I rarely get to engage with a character...

B-Sides: Tentative Top Ten

Tomorrow, some people from OPB’s “In House” are coming to the Bitch office to ask us about our top five favorite albums of 2009. This means that we have been spending a fair amount of time racking our brains to come up with a serviceable top five list that won’t reveal to the public radio-listening public that at least one of us (hi, that’s me) has been mostly jamming...

New Moon's success means women hate sex. Obviously.

OK, I’ll be the first to admit that the whole Twilight phenomenon is interesting. Here at Bitch we’ve written about the movies, the books, the parody videos, and tons of other sparkly vampire stuff over the past year. People are obsessed! It’s compelling! However, lately it seems like every single teenage behavior is being connected to the franchise in some way, from...

Sapphic Salon: We're Here, We're Queer, But Our Successors Think We're Incapable of Change

I think I'd have a love/hate relationship with Karla Jay, were she my professor. As a Distinguished Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at Pace University, and the author of books like The Gay Report: Lesbians and Gay Men Speak Out about Sexual Experiences and Lifestyles and The Amazon and the Page: Natalie Clifford Barney and Renée Vivien...

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