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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...

I Can Has Feminizm?

It’s the weekend again, and while in some cultures that might mean a well deserved break from work and an afternoon of drinking beer on the porch, here at the Bitch blog it means FEMINIZT LOLz! (You know you love ‘em.)

This cat heard on NPR that HBO is possibly developing not one, but two feminist shows for next season. Sounds good, but I agree with the cat’s assessment:...

Woman in Assam Stones Eve Teaser

In case you need a reason to smile today, find out how one woman responded when harassed by an army jawan in Assam. Thanks YouTube!

Kicking Ass and Taking Names: An Actress Spotlight on Tura Satana

 

“You can still be feminine and have balls.” – Tura Satana

Like Jean Seberg, who was profiled here last week,Tura Satana is an actress with a larger than life biography. She was born in Hokkaidō, Japan in 1935 to a silent movie actor and a contortionist …

It's my momoversary!

Normally I get hives when I see a mom-word like momtrepreneur, but I've been using momoversary for a few years now. What does it mean? It means today is the day I became a mom. It's a way to acknowledge that my daughter's birthday isn't just about her, it's also about me. Yeah, I'm selfish like that. Honestly it came about because one of my best friends said something a few years before I...

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