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This Week in Trailers: The Return of Kathryn Bigelow

Here's your weekly round-up of movie trailers from the Web, including Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, All About Steve, Streetfighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and The Last House on the Left... after the jump!

Anne Hathaway Challenges You to be Empowered by Bride Wars

I almost passed on blogging about Bride Wars, which opens this weekend, because it seemed, well, almost a little too easy to call it out for its shabby, mean-spirited treatment of women.  After all, this is a film about two lifelong pals who abandon their friendship in favor of an epic, demeaning catfight over their unbelievably lavish and costly dream weddings.  Bridezilla, thy name is woman...

Dude Plays Like A Lady?

I checked my "gender" updates on Google News this morning (you know me, I love gender news) and found this article on NBA basketball player Pau Gasol. The article is from a sports website called The Bleacher Report, and the headline reads, "After Tonight's Game the NBA Orders Pau Gasol to Take Gender Test."

WTF?

 

Fun, Food, Feminism

It's not often you see the truth told about food and race, but here is terrific article with many interesting links that take a look at the erroneous assumptions of Chinese food and how it relates - and what it says - about US American culture.

The Price of Fey-m

There's a lot to love about Tina Fey's sexy-geek image. For instance, "Geeks can be sexy!" is an awesome message, as is "Sexy women can be geeks!" (Okay, maybe there are only two things to love.) I think it's safe to say we get it: She's hot. She's smart. She's hot, yet smart. And vice-versa.

But Fey's sex appeal is no accident — it's the price she paid for fame. In January's...

She works hard for the money; should she think about gender?

This article on "The New Power Girls" by Patricia Handschiegel in yesterday's Huffington Post posits that today's successful businesswomen don't think about gender, and perhaps that is one reason they are successful. But can we ever really ignore gender? Should we? Read on and give us your thoughts!

Jon Stewart on Gaza

So it appears that I’m not the only one who couldn’t just let the events in Gaza pass without comment (http://bitchmagazine.org/post/the-politics-of-pop-culture). Mr. Jon Stewart also had an opinion and a pretty forceful one at that:

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A1 is A-Sexist

You want some sexism with your steak?  Serve me up some A1 sauce!

Bitch Benefit Show this Friday!

Hey Portland Party People,

Don't miss the Bitch Benefit Show this Friday, January 9, at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland. We will be getting our socks rocked off by none other than the fabulous Kimya Dawson, Mirah, and Anomie Belle. Fun for all!

Check out this interview with Mirah and Anomie Belle for more information (if you can handle the excitement, that is).

We hope...

The politics of pop culture

As I mentioned before, I’ve been really struggling to stay on course when it comes to blogging these days. My heart is in Gaza right, now, but my fingers tell me I must be here, in front of the computer, writing essays about everything except Gaza.

I’m thankful for the opportunity that Bitch has provided me here. A chance to at least meld what is going on in my life with...

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