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The Box's Crush of the Week: Rachel Maddow

 

Rachel Maddow wins the soon-to-be coveted title of The Box’s Crush of the Week thanks to her mad reporting skillz, refreshing sense of humor, and love of cocktails.

The fact that she’s a groundbreaking lesbian news anchor? Icing on the crush cake.

 

 

What's the German word for douchebag?

What do you get when you combine a gigantic brothel, a promotional stunt, a tattoo artist, and a ton of douchebags? The answer, of course, is the recipient of this week's Ye Olde Douchebag Decree!

A day of remembrance

Today is Transgender Remembrance Day. Founded in 1999, this is a day set aside each year to remember the transgendered people who have been victims of hate crimes and other abuse throughout the year. Unfortunately, this type of shitty behavior is still going on as we speak. Case in point: former Memphis Police Officer Bridges McRae.

Did media literacy just get a whole lot cooler?

Obviously we here at Bitch love us some media criticism. That is why we are so excited to hear about the new IFC television show, "The IFC Media Project." (Well, that and the fact that the show is hosted by super-hunky-dreamboat Gideon Yago.) 

Bond Girl Power

While there's a lot a feminist critique of Quantum of Solace, the new James Bond flick, could cover, such as the other-ing of the voiceless "ethnic" communities/Bond's sense of entitlement to their culture and resources, Judy Dench's role as M, or the current, very real political turbulence in Bolivia (FYI? George Bush is still our president), this post mainly focuses on the use of the rape-...

Fake Me On

 

 

 

Is "fake" the new "bitchy"?

Welcome, guest bloggers!

I'm really excited to announce that starting this very week we'll be hosting a rotating crew of guest bloggers. I'd like to introduce and welcome our first two:

Juliana Tringali, a regular and longtime contributor to and supporter of Bitch, started out as an intern here way back in the day, when she wrote this piece. Juliana will be blogging with a feminist eye on mainstream TV – so if...

Sexy kids' toys go to the dogs.

Apparently, the stuffed animals of yesterday just aren't sexy enough for today's smokin' hot youngsters. Enter Tini Puppini. These tiny stuffed dogs are, according to the products' website, "the most popular pups in town." They wear shoes, clothes, and makeup. They love shopping and gossip. They hang out in all of the hippest spots, from nightclubs to spas. And, each of the three pups has her...

Adventures in Feministory: Stepanova and Popova

As a graphic designer, my interests in innovative women of history are often strongest for those involved in visual arts. And as a former student of Russian and a devoted Russophile, my obsession with designers of post-revolutionary Russia is off the charts. Enter Varvara Stepanova and Liubov Popova.

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