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Elinor Ostrom Gets the Nobel Prize in Economics, and We All Win

These days everyone seems to be caught up in the Obama Peace Prize hullabaloo: He’s only been in office for 9 months! How do we know he deserves it? What if he surges the troops in Afghanistan? Personally, I couldn’t care less. By now, the Nobel Peace Prize is right up there with the Grammys in the respectability category (or lack thereof), and the prize has a history of rewarding...

Consumption Junction: The Consumed Issue Podcast

Done with your new issue of Consumed already? Bitch Radio’s fifth podcast, “Consumption Junction” is coming out on iTunes! Featuring interviews with Thao Nguyen and Kate Bingaman-Burt, music by Magic Johnson and the Gay Deceivers, and original aural essays you won’t find in the magazine, it’s Consumed companion you don’t want to miss! Visit bitchmedia.org/audio or find...

Jonathan Safran Foer is “Against Meat.” What about you?

Today The New York Times published their food issue. (Mmm…) And while all of the articles are interesting (Michael Pollan talks food rules! Jamie Oliver puts Huntington, W. Va. on a diet!) the one that resonated with me the most was “Against Meat” by Jonathan Safran Foer. In it, he discusses his reasons for raising his kids (and himself) vegetarian, and I have to admit they are pretty...

The Body Electric-Tattoo Part IV (and V and VI): My Continued Response to the Crappy Magazine, “Inked”

In my ongoing attempt to bring you amazing tattoos on queers and/or women--and the often even more amazing stories behind them--I have a treat for you this post. From the vault of a project I'm doing archiving the tattoo stories of people I like, I am happy to introduce you to Arwen--a fantastic artist, a beautiful writer, and an old friend.

Arwen graciously sent along multiple tales,...

On The Map: Something Special for the Ladies

The New York Times and BBC report that eight women-only trains were recently introduced in urban Indian cities. Some may question this form of sex-segretation as a sign of progress, but to female riders, these trains are a space where they can feel free. Humor me while my mind meanders.

She Pop: Are You There, God? It's Me, Miley: On Privacy, Teen Sexuality, and the Miley Cyrus Twitter

So: I went to the zoo today. I thought it would be nice! I live in New York City! It is hard to see animals bigger than squirrels or lap dogs out here, so I imagined it would be very fulfilling and grounding, in some sort of hippie Earth Mother way, to actually see some of those and remind myself that I do not live on a planet entirely composed of Pinkberry outlets. But here's the thing: zoos...

Bed, Bitch & Beyond: Bitch? Yes. Cougar? No.

 

 A while back when a girlfriend and I were walking by a billboard for the Vivica Fox-hosted reality show, "The Cougar." I made some snarky comment about this not exactly being the equality feminists dream of, and the friend gave me a cheeky grin and said, "You know, that older woman is only 39." That's less than five years away, folks. Apparently I don't have long before I go...

How did you celebrate Pro-Life Cupcake Day?

Here's how I spent mine: - Being disappointed upon discovering it wasn't Pro-Cupcake Life Day - Eating leftover cupcakes from Bitch's clothing swap/supporting a woman's right to choose - WONDERING WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE

The Cupcakes for Life Campaign is as crazy as it sounds: literally shoving anti-choice rhetoric down kids's throats.

Bitch Popaganda: Technically Difficult Edition

It’s like The View except we all believe Roman Polanski is a rapist.

Lend your ears to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Listen in as Kjerstin, Jonanna, and Kelsey discuss the recent sexual transgressions in pop culture, both scripted and not. David Letterman had sex with his employees! Roman Polanski is a rapist! So are Californication’s Charlie Runkle and Mad Men’...

She Pop: Taylor Swift Wants To Ban Access To Your Lady Bits

Ladies, gentlemen: it is time to discuss the pernicious influence of Taylor Swift on our society today.

Oh, I know. I’ve heard all the pro-Taylor propaganda—about how she’s a “good role model,” and an antidote to your Lohans or your Hiltons or your Gagas or whatever other female celebrities are being held up as examples of Moral Decay this week. Taylor is so SWEET. Taylor is...

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