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New call for submissions and theme list posted!

Some of you have been asking when we're going to post the list of themes for upcoming issues — we know the call for Noir submissions was starting to get a little sad-looking there, all by its lonesome. Well, ask no more: The new themes are now posted in the Contributor's Guidelines section — so come on and make with those submissions! We'll be waiting...

Because apparently corn syrup needs defending

This one, too…

Fall means.........time to host a house party for Bitch!

I don't know about you but I do believe nothing screams Fall like house parties! And what is even more Fall-like than hosting a house party to support Bitch? 

I know I don't need to do much convincing on this, because we have such loyal supporters, but hosting (or co-hosting) a house party is crucial to helping us reach our fundraising goals, getting the word out about independent,...

Gender Blender: Male privilege

Longtime Bitch contributor Jake Anderson-Minshall and Rebecca Nay are co-hosting a new radio show called Gender Blender, which aired this week on KBOO, our local community radio station here in Portland.

The pilot episode explores the issue of male privilege and features perspectives from Portland community members, Rej Joo, Shira Tarrant, editor of Men Speak Out:  Views on Gender, Sex...

Samantha Bee

Just so you all don't think I don't love and support our gal-comics on this side of the pond, I thought I'd share this. You may have already seen this if you have cable—but Samantha Bee of The Daily Show does a great bit with Stewart about her reaction as a woman to McCain's choice of Palin for VP. If you haven't seen it, hold out for her closing line—brilliant!

PS: I had to put a long...

More on journalism crackdowns

Because again, it's critical that everyone who values independent publishing know what independent journalists are up against... 

By Tim Karr at the Huffington Post:  

In St. Paul this week, a new generation of media makers is under assault by the city's mayor and law enforcement officers.

These local officials think freedom of the press is a privilege that extends only...

Call to action for independent journalists reporting on the RNC

By now many of you have probably heard that several journalists (including Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and an AP photographer) were arrested while they were covering protests of the Republican National Convention. But as independent publishers ourselves, I think it’s critical that the word get out as far and wide as possible. 

 

 

Prior to this,...

RNC protests

 

 

H/T to bfp – please go there for many more links on what’s going on in both St. Paul and New Orleans.

Humanizing animal rights

Several weeks back PM Press sent a video to Bitch for review. It sat in my inbox for weeks, because I knew would break my heart. It’s called Behind the Mask: The story of people who risk everything to save animals. I finally watched it, partly out of obligation, partly because I wanted to share it with others. As you can probably guess, many moments are excruciating. Watching a...

Hillary as a “symbol of hope, justice, and equality"?

I have no idea what it's like to be the "president" of a feminist organization that focuses so much energy on electoral politics.

But seriously?

Does it just get to a point where people are so blinded by PR and spin that propping up Hillary as a symbol of peace, justice, and equality in the name of feminism seems like a good thing to do?

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