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BitchTapes: Opposite of Friday edition!

Who needs Friday when you have Monday to get down with your bad 80s self? Straight outta development, here’s my 80s mix!

AA Strikes Again: “Legalize Gay” Shirts

While I've made my feelings about American Apparel clear in the past, they certainly are making themselves into a moving target. Picking up the slack left behind by Urban Outfitters, AA has introduced a Legalize Gay shirt to their stores (a riff off of their Legalize LA model). Does this have anything to do with their recent drama in San Francisco? And what do we think of the...

Self-referential Investigative Corner: Web Edition!

Those of you who have already gotten your hands on a copy of the hot-off-the-presses "Buzz" issue may have seen Janet Miller's interview with artist Jerilea Zempel. Zempel, a radical knitter (among other things), was featured on The Colbert Report a few months back reading a copy of Bitch! Although the print interview with Zempel in "Buzz" has some great information, there is even more to...

Adventures in Feministory: The Night Witches


By now, if you've read any of my posts, you probably know that I'm a little bit of a Russophile. So when it was my turn to write this week's Adventures in Feministory, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to talk about the Soviet Union's 588th Night Bomber Regiment during World War Two.

Lady Frenzy!

Last night Holocene hosted a benefit show for Portland's Reading Frenzy, one of many fledgling independent bookstores nationwide. Portland is an amazing place full of artists willing to help each other out in rough times, and last night's bill was a perfect example. Read more after the jump! Locals like Explode Into Colors, the amazing Mirah, who helped Bitch out in January at our benefit...

Nice ink....Barbie?

Barbie will be turning the big 5-0 on March 9 and based on the photo I stumbled across today, half-a-century ain't nothing but a number. Of course, it does help if you're made of plastic. Behold Totally Stylin' Tattoos Barbie!

Sex, Videotape, and Fries

Wow, Burger King did it. I was sure Carl's Junior had this in the bag, but no. Burger King has actually succeeded in airing the most sexist fast food commercial of all time. I'm talking, of course, about the ad for BK Burger Shots.

Where do I even begin? Let's start with the idea that women are so baby-obsessed that they think everything small is a baby. Which leads us to the even...

I Love (an Idealized, Hypermasculine Version of) College

I know that I posted a get-ready-for-tomorrow’s-Douchebag-Decree-by-reading-about-another-douchebag piece last week, but this week finds me with yet another d-bag on the brain (or rather, the YouTube channel). Enter Asher Roth and his music video “I Love College.” Although this video is full of weird college/frat/gender stereotypes and cheesy lyrics about partying, for some reason I can...

Urban Decay's “Nude” Lipgloss

My lipgloss is cool

My lipgloss be popping

I'm standing at my locker


What You Still Want

Tracy + The Plastics is a one-woman performance art music project that spanned from 1999 to 2006. Its sole driving force, Wynne Greenwood, dreamt up the premise for the project from a murder mystery movie she was writing, and it morphed into a seven year exploration of feminist, queer and political issues using low budget video and simple yet pulsing electronica. Read (and listen! and...