Books

Female Trouble: Why Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca” Still Possesses our Imaginations

What makes Daphne du Maurier’s prose feel fresh and unique to this day is just how real it is in capturing the way women observe.

Revenge of the Feminerd: In Praise of Batgirl

Since those early days of running around doing Batman-themed dressup, Batgirl has been my favorite superheroine. She’s less cutesy than the Sailor Scouts, nerdier than Nightshade, wears more clothing than Wonder Woman, and has a greater variety of super abilities than my second-favorite... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Sappho

Even in the male-dominated world of classic literature, Sappho has long been considered one of the greatest lyric poets of all time. The scholars of Hellenistic... Read more »

On Our Radar

Time for a blog roundup! Former Bitch intern Katie Presley reviews Anuradha Roy’s novel, An Atlas of... Read more »

A Conversation with Megan McCafferty

I was lucky enough to speak with beloved author Megan McCafferty this week about her new book Bumped... Read more »

Beyond The Panel: An Interview with Christine Smith of The Princess

Today I’m sharing the second part of my interview with the delightful Christine Smith, the very talented artist behind webcomics Eve’s Apple and The Princess. Check out the first part... Read more »

Bitch YA Book Club: Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

For this month’s YA book club, Jessica Stites asks Erin Blakemore, Jennie Law, Ellen Papazian, and Nona Willis Aronowitz what they thought about Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan. Add your own answers to... Read more »

BiblioBitch: Kittatinny and the Legacy of Joanna Russ

I am an enormous fan of Joanna Russ’ work. The feminist science fiction author is best known for her dense exploration of the effects of parallel societies on a given character, The Female Man... Read more »

On Our Radar

Links ahoy! HuffPo reports on Rachel Maddow’s statement that “[g]ay... Read more »

BiblioBitch: LGBTQ History on the Bill

For LGBTQ and disability rights activists, allies and California youth, as of April 14th, it got better. The CA senate voted 23-14 in favor of a bill mandating the inclusion of... Read more »

Beyond The Panel: An interview with Christine Smith of Eve's Apple

Christine Smith is the author of two webcomics, Eve’s Apple and The Princess. Today I’m interviewing her about Eve’s Apple (EA), a three-year-old webcomic about the titular Eve and her... Read more »

Pages

Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »

Demanding the Impossible: Walidah Imarisha Talks About Science Fiction and Social Change

Before she was a poet, journalist, documentary filmmaker, anti-prison activist, and college instructor, Walidah Imarisha was fascinated... Read more »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  Read more »

Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »