Books

A Depressed Black Teen Takes Center Stage in Morgan Parker’s YA Debut

“It’s unfair to make a book that is only the dark because we know that that’s just not how life happens.”

I Can Has Feminizm?

Is there a better way to spend a summer weekend than by kicking back with a good book? This week’s feminizt LOLz don’t think so! These two kittehs recommend Sisterhood is Powerful by Robin Morgan. An... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Gertrude Berg, screenwriter and television pioneer

Credited with inventing the family sitcom, a successful, decade-spanning career in television and radio, author of over 10,000 scripts, and a mother on-screen and off, Gertrude Berg is “the most famous woman in America you’ve never heard of.” Read more »

Reading Rainbow Redux: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible! By Jonathan Goldstein

Earlier today some people were discussing their love of the show Reading Rainbow in the Bitch comments section, and I was inspired to do my own Rainbow-style book review. Here are some of my thoughts on... Read more »

What Colonialism Needs is a Little More Bling

Richard Bernstein thinks Asian women are attracted to Western men because they think colonialism is glamorous. And here I thought it was an exploitation thing. Read more »

Women In Search of a Voice: An Interview with Kate Walbert, Author of <i>A Short History of Women</i>

Bitch is proud to announce our new book lovin’ blog, Bibliobitch! To kick off our foray into the land of literature, here is an interview with author Kate Walbert by Bitch contributor Sarah Seltzer. Stay tuned for more, you bitchy bookworms, you. Kate Walbert’s new novel... Read more »

Sarah Haskins' Book Club

Besides shooting Infomania at Current.com, writing and pitching a screenplay, contributing to the Post and... Read more »

Desiring Poetry in the Afterlife: Goodbye Kamala Das

The late Kamala Das' poetic words of female sexuality and desire stirred the world. Read more »

"Girls Like Us"

First things first: I stan for Joni Mitchell. That journalist Sheila Weller’s NYT Bestseller, “Girls Like Us” also features Carole King and Carly Simon is a nice extra, of course.  I haven’t even finished this book yet, but I just have to gush about it.  It’s music history, it... Read more »

He's a write-her

So…I’m reading Little Bee by Chris Cleave, but why am I thinking about Wally Lamb and Arthur Golden? The bookjacket blurb for Little Bee (published as The Other Hand in the UK) doesn’t give away much about the story, just that it is about two women “whose lives collide one... Read more »

Selena Roberts, Part Two

This past week, sports-wise, we had a bit of a truth crisis. We had Manny Ramirez’s 50-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance—about which he had... 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 »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »

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 »

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

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »