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Gay Commercials a la infoMania

Love Sarah Haskins’ hilarious critiques of media aimed at women? Check out comparably witty Bryan Safi’s analysis of homosexuality and media in another infoMania segment aptly titled, That’s Gay. In this one, Bryan examines gay and lesbian characters in TV commercials…

Director Spotlight on Quentin Tarantino, Part 2

Many thoughtful points have been made regarding Part 1 of this discussion both at the <a href=”/post/in-her-director-spotlight-on-quentin-tarantino-the-grrrl-on-film-asks-the-question-“is-he-a-fem#comment-6665”>Bitch Blog website and on Bitch’s Facebook Page.

Before we head on to Part 2, I’d like to encourage y’all to check out an excerpted sampling of...

Lady Gaga: “I'm not a feminist. I hail men, I love men.”

You see, if I was a guy, and I was sitting here with a cigarette in my hand, grabbing my crotch and talking about how I make music ‘cause I love fast cars and fucking girls, you’d call me a rock star. But when I do it in my music and in my videos, because I’m a female, because I make pop music, you’re judgmental, and you say that it is distracting. I’m just a rock star...

Mimi My My! Eminem can't stop hating.

Thea Lim at Racialicious started an open thread to revisit this spring’s feud between Eminem, Mariah Carey, and her husband Nick Cannon. What seemed like another petty celebrity feud has turned ugly with Eminem’s new single “The Warning,” which features personal attacks on Mariah Carey that make his other misogynistic crap look tame…

Hardee's: No One Wants You to Dip Your Balls in It

When Hardee’s (known to us West Coast-ers as Carl’s Jr.) launched a new dessert last month and called it biscuit holes, no one was shocked that the product inspired yet another offensive ad campaign. After all, Hardee’s has made a name for itself by shilling gross food with even grosser commercials (usually complete with a bikini-clad woman covered in ketchup). However,...

Adventures in Feministory: Margaret Knight, Queen of Paper Bags

Not to give you an excuse to expand your carbon footprint or anything, but did you know that every time you forget your cloth bags at the grocery store you’re probably making use of a woman-invented product? That’s right; the flat-bottomed paper bag was invented by none other than feministorical innovator Margaret E. Knight, seen here in sketch-drawing form (unless this is...

In her Director Spotlight on Quentin Tarantino, the Grrrl on Film Asks the Question

After several years, a lot of script work and much trademark frenetic verbosity, writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s long-awaited Inglourious Basterds – his “bunch of guys on a mission” film set during the Second World War – finally premieres on the 21st of this month.

With a nearly all-male cast it’s arguably a return to the tough-guy roots of his earlier movies Reservoir Dogs...

Bitch Popaganda: At the Movies Edition

It’s like The View, but with fewer bikini waxes.

Welcome back to another episode of Popaganda, Bitch’s (somewhat) bi-weekly pop culture podcast! In this episode, Annalee, Gabriela, and Kelsey attempt to answer the following age-old questions: Can girls out-gross guys at the box office? Is Harry Potter emasculating America? And why do women love horror films?

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Rave On: Anne Elizabeth Moore on Dirty Plotte

“Rave On” is the Page Turner series that asks feminist writers, artists, musicians, activists, leaders, and scholars to talk about a book that completely rocked their world. Today we feature media activist and writer Anne Elizabeth Moore on the Dirty Plotte comic books by Julie Doucet.

I don’t spend a lot of time reading feminist theory, which speaks to an inherently limited...

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