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Attention students!

Are you a college or graduate student who's done a report or project on Bitch? (We know there's a bunch of you out there, if the number of interviews we do with y'all are any indication.) So here's the thing: Whether you've covered Bitch in a overview, or have undertaken a more long-form and rigorous study, we would love to have copies of these papers and projects for our archives at the...

And speaking of sex

A new publication about sex/sexuality in Pakistani society from a feminist and gender-inclusive perspective has entered the publishing world. Read Bitch contributor Sarah Seltzer's interview with Chay magazine founders Kyla Pasha and Sarah Suhail in the current issue of INTHEFRAY magazine, an online magazine focused on identity and community.

From the interview: 

How do you...

And now for a sexy conference

This weekend, June 13th to June 15th is Sexy Spring, Minneapolis's radical, sex/body positive, sex education skill-share and conference.

The event is focused on exploring the ways sex, sexuality, relationships, our bodies, and our choices affect our lives. It's a weekend full of workshops, discussions, play, demonstrations, crafting, art shows, communal meals, telling stories, and sex/...

More traveling through the Midwest/West

After the Allied Media Conference is over, I’ll be driving back from Detroit to Portland, stopping for more Bitch fundraising/outreach/discussions along the way. As before, I’m hoping to organize a fundraiser (a house party, dance party, music show, tap dance off, whatever) and a Feminism In/Action discussion in each city. The tricky thing this time is that I’ll only be in...

More conference bitching

I was back in Minneapolis this weekend for the National Conference for Media Reform, an annual event organized by the folks at Free Press, a nonpartisan group focused on media reform and policy.

Resisting and organizing through creative media

I’m back in Portland, still processing and reflecting on my trip to the Midwest. I’ll be posting more about that soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to share this video about displacement/gentrification in Detroit, featuring Detroit-based female hip-hop artist, Invincible. It’s a beautiful example of how powerful a story becomes when different forms of media are combined...

Pub Quiz Tonight at the Vita Caf

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Sad news in the (ever-shrinking) world of feminist bookstores

Amazon Bookstore in Minneapolis has announced that they'll be closing their doors at the end of June. Founded in 1970 on the front porch of a women's housing cooperative, Amazon is one of the oldest feminist bookstores in this country. It's a different verse of the same sad song of the difficulty in sustaining projects committed to independent/social justice work, thought, and culture.

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"If a femme falls in the forest...”

This past weekend, we at Bitch were honored to be a community partner in Portland's Queer Documentary Film Festival's screening of FtF: From Female to Femme. QDOC is the only festival in the United States (and apparently one of two worldwide) devoted to queer documentaries, and FtF: From Female to Femme is – to my knowledge – the first feature length documentary that explores the experiences...

Factory Girl: Dora the Explorer and the Dirty Secrets of the Global Industrial Economy

Dora the Explorer, eponymous Latina star of the animated Nickelodeon series, is a bilingual problem solver who confidently traverses unknown territory in every episode. In “City of Lost Toys,” a typical episode, Dora sets out to find her missing teddy bear, Osito, and other toys her friends have lost. She's helped along the way by her sidekick (a monkey named Boots), her trusty map, and a...

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