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That's a hulk of a statement, Mr. Hogan

In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, Hulk Hogan says he can empathize with OJ Simpson, alluding to the 1994 murders of Simpson's wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her boyfriend Ronald Goldman. Hogan and his wife, Linda Bollea (Hogan's real name), split up in November 2007 when Bollea filed for divorce. She has since started dating a much younger man, which apparently angers Hogan to the...

Rad Ladies Who Draw Comics: Hellen Jo

This past weekend was the fifth annual Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, and while I won’t spend too much time on the rather decentralized and chill atmosphere of the festival, the focus on independent and alternative comics, and gorgeous weather from the weekend, I would like to showcase some of the women comic artists there! April is Comics Month (at least in this town), so this week...

Orgasm, Inc.

“Forty-three per cent of American women suffer from female sexual dysfunction. Or do they?” Is “female sexual dysfunction” a real disease? Or is it just a marketing ploy invented by Big Pharma in hopes of profiting from “female Viagra”? These are the questions documentary filmmaker Liz Canner set out to answer in Orgasm, Inc.

Get out on the street and preach the gospel of Bitch!

We need YOU to help with our Bitch subscription drive! As a Street Team Captain, you’ll have the power to spread the word and cultivate support for the most intelligently sassy feminist media organization around. Interested? Check out the Street Team Kit Questions? Contact Danny.

Guerrilla Girls: Coming to Portland, and to Bitch!

Next Tuesday, April 28, the amazing Guerrilla Girls are coming to Portland to hang out with us! They are participating in the Bitch/PSU/Willamette Week Feminist Perspectives in Pop Culture Lecture Series, but something tells me this is going to be a bit more than just a lecture. Here are some details:

Bitch magazine and PSU's Women's Resource Center presentFeminist Perspectives in Pop...

For Realz?: No Cougars, Just Wild

I know I should probably be writing about the latest older-lady-younger-man dating reality show the Cougar, but if you want to see an impressive 40-something woman on reality TV, I’d recommend you change the channel from Stacy the needy feline and watch Penny Jo Johnson instead.

Penny Jo, along with eight other people, is starring on the Discovery Channel’s Out Of The Wild,...

Dance Your Laugh Off

Following last week's America's Next Top Model elimination of London because of a 10lb weight gain, I decided to write another post about fat aversion on TV when I came across an announcement for an upcoming show on Oxygen titled Dance Your Ass Off. The show is being dubbed The Biggest Loser meets Dancing with the Stars, and the new reality drama's plot is this: ten women and men...

Host a Bitch House Party!

Want to help support Bitch and have fun while you’re doing it? Check out the House Party Planning Kit, which describes everything you need to know about throwing a Bitch House Party–a fun way to raise money and recruit new readership and supporters for your favorite feminist media organization. Questions? Contact Jaymee!

BitchTapes: Wishful Springing Edition

 

 In that magic few weeks when springtime is imminent, the days are newly long, and the sun, while not in full effect, is at least making its presence known, I can’t get enough of simple, yummy, classic pop songs. Here in Portland, these days have recently been more frustrating than magical, with rain and even hail upstaging the sunny bits and making it unclear when we can expect...

sm[art]: Anna Deavere Smith and the Art of Politics

In times of war (check), political and economic upheaval(check), and social tension (check), artists are in a unique position to stoke democracy and to put pressure on the state, or, as the case may be, the banks, the corporations, “the man”, etc. “In my experience, when things are upside down,” actress and writer Anna Deavere Smith said in a PBS interview in 2006, “there’s an...

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