Books

Women in the Picture: The Art Historian Challenging the Western Gaze Through a Feminist Lens

A new book explores the power of artistic imagery from Venus to Beyoncé.

BiblioBitch: Chaz Bono's Book of Mixed Messages

Chaz Bono’s new memoir, Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man, co-written with Billie Fitzpatrick, brims with candid emotion. It covers his entire life so far, and as the title implies, it frequently comes back to Chaz’s lifelong discomfort with being thought to be... Read more »

The Bitch High-Five: Who's Your Dream Vacation Partner?

Each month in our newsletter (sign up right here on the homepage if you haven’t already!), we poll Bitch staffers and readers on their top five in different categories and posting the polls and results here on the Bitch blog... Read more »

Sm{art}: The Disarming Catherine Eyde

I fall more in love with the work of Catherine Eyde every time I look at her art. Her colorful renditions of women, creatures and landscapes both ordinary and fantastical walk the line between twee and haunting,... Read more »

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 »

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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 »

Hot Under the Bonnet: The Cooptation of Amish Culture in Mass-Market Fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »

Know & Tell: The Literary Renaissance of Trans Women Writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. Read more »