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Carrie Mae Weems and the politics of photography

 

“My responsibility as an artist is to work, to sing for my supper, to make art, beautiful and powerful, that adds and reveals; to beautify the mess of a messy world, to heal the sick and feed the helpless; to shout bravely from the rooftops and storm barricaded doors and voice the specificity of our historical moment.”That incredible statement is by Carrie Mae West, who began taking...

Diablo Cody Takes on the Wakefields

Those of you who lost your wetties over Kjerstin’s and my pan of Jennifer’s Body (one Twitter follower says she “doesn’t want to know [us] anymore.” Move on.org already, amirite?) can take heart in the fact that we are not total haters. I for one am genuinely psyched at the news that Ms. Cody will be adapting Sweet Valley High for the big screen.

Girls, I hope Todd...

Tube Tied: Oh, Oprah.

Today, Oprah will be airing an interview with Mackenzie Phillips.  Who is that, you say?  She is a former child actress who also, coincidentally, happens to be one of the many children of the late John Phillips of The Mamas and Papas.  Like most former child actresses, her personal life has been a slow-moving disaster of epic proportions - just last year, at 48, she was busted for cocaine...

Jennifer's Body was a bummer. I mean wettie-killer.

This movie should have been awesome!

Like many feminist blog readers and pop-culture junkies, Kelsey and I have been following the hype on Jennifer’s Body , starring Megan Fox as a cheerleader-turned-flesh-eating-demon and Amanda Seyfried as her loyal but mousier (Hollywood mousier) BFF, since we watched the preview way back in July. We finally got a chance to see it this Monday...

Feist a.k.a. Bitch Lap Lap

How do you listen to Canadian music? With your ears, eh? Silly… Sorry, must have been the feminist jokes post from earlier today that inspired that one. Anyways, we are indeed heading to the Far North for today’s B-sides as we rock out with Nova Scotian and lady tune-weaver Leslie Feist. Performing as Feist, the woman who made counting fun again (“1,2,3,4”…) has been on...

Bed, Bitch & Beyond-Readers Strap On!: Your Response to “Rear Ended by Porn”

 

The reader response to "Rear Ended by Porn" was big and vocal, and frankly, pretty awesome, with plenty of you bitches bringing up aspects of the debate that I didn't write about in the original post. There was hateration, too, but I chalk that up to the fact that when you encourage women to take a critical look at their sexual behavior, they're going to resist. Our society feeds us a...

That Voodoo That You Do: RELEASE PARTY THIS THURSDAY!

Oh hey! You there, the hungry-looking feminist! Do you have plans THIS THURSDAY NIGHT? You don’t? Perfect! Because your pals at Bitch are teaming up with your pals at Voodoo Doughnut for our CONSUMED ISSUE RELEASE PARTY! Oh, you heard right. Peep this awesome flyer if you don’t believe us:

If this awesomeness still isn’t enough for you, guess what? We are...

And the Joke Contest Winners Are...

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our feminist joke contest earlier this month! After much careful consideration, we have chosen our top five. Because we don’t have addresses and contact info for the people who comment on this site (you know, because we aren’t creeps), if you are one of the winners you’ll need to contact Kelsey (that’s me) with your info so...

Insurance Companies Need Our Help (Calling Them on Their Shenanigans)

From Joe Wilson to that death panel lady, everyone has healthcare on the brain lately (or at least we think they do – who can afford a CAT scan these days?). This includes the folks at Funny or Die, who put this video together. Jon Hamm, Linda Cardellini, AND public healthcare? We’ll take it.

Protect Insurance Companies PSA from Will Ferrell

The Body Electric-Tattoo Part II: Big Beautiful

Not "Inked": one stunning tattoo story.

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