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Bitch Tapes: Songs about Sailors

Maybe it’s Fleet Week (or perhaps Pride Week?), but I themed this playlist around sailors. Plus I’ve always found something very Romantic (with a capital R, if you didn’t notice) about the sea and sailors–longing for someone who’s not only far away, but far away indefinitely. As quirky a (loosely-based) theme as it seems, it led to some great tracks, from...

We Got Lame

I remember back when the WNBA started, back in 1997. I remember how the league’s slogan, “We Got Next,” was one of the best marketing slogans I’d ever heard….

Anti-abortion Mommy Blog Hoax Exposed

The first time I ever met someone I knew only online in person, it was in a very public place and I brought my then-boyfriend, now-husband with me. The purpose? To finally gain possession of a Xena dollie. Oh yes, I'm hardcore dork and old school internet nrrd. And some thought I was crazy - not for the Xena thing - for meeting someone I only knew online in person. I think that with Meet-ups...

<i>Cherry Bomb</i> is going to explode, and I don't mean in a good way


So, Hollywood is finally making a movie about The Runaways. Shit yes, right? Well, no, actually, because cast as Joan Jett is Kristen Stewart, who played Bella in some tiny production-or-other, Twilight. To make matters worse, Cherie Currie will be played by...wait for it...Dakota Fanning. Um. Okay. This week, it was announced that Alessandra Torresani (who?) has signed on as Lita...

What's Worse: Sex or Cancer?

There is not much we can agree on as a nation, but if there's one thing we every American should be able to declare a common enemy, it's cancer. Right? Sometimes we're allies with Afghanistan, sometimes we let North Korea slide but we, as modern intelligent Americans, will never defend that old varmint cancer.

So then why are some true-blooded American politicians getting on their...

If Defending Neocons Against Sexism is Right, Do We Want to Be Wrong?

There is some buzz going around the blogosphere this week (and in the Bitch comments section) about sexism and conservative women. What with David Letterman making jokes about Sarah Palin and her daughter, Playboy listing the conservative women they'd like to "hate f_ck", and former Miss California's anatomy being discussed all over the place, it does seem like conservative women have been the...

Separating the art from the artist: Marian Bantjes

What do you do when the artist you love is, well, kind of a jerk? I always tell people that it's important to separate the art from the artist. I mean, if I had to like the personality of every musician, painter or designer as well as their art—I'd be in trouble (Woody Allen anyone?). So when I sat down to write this post about incredibly talented graphic design/calligrapher,...

What Colonialism Needs is a Little More Bling

Richard Bernstein thinks Asian women are attracted to Western men because they think colonialism is glamorous. And here I thought it was an exploitation thing.

Papa Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Strippers. Or Feminists: this week in awkward right-wing campaign videos

…come to us via VideoGum! First up is country ballad against porn (and strip clubs, and dirty thoughts) "Somebody's Daughter."

Are your jerk-off sessions more like tearjerkers? Is your daughter going to become a "college casualty" at an "institute of higher learning"?! Read on!

Congratulations, it's a girl and you're a liberal!

"Daughters and Left-Wing Voting" is the name of a recent study that shows men with more daughters vote with liberal parties more often then dads with sons. The question we should be asking is do daughters really make dads more liberal or is feminism failing to show why boys also win out?