Books

Valorizing Purity: What White Women Gain from Racial Hatred

Women have often been written out of the history of hate and related phenomena.

Adventures in Feministory: Viva Vita!

Vita Sackville-West was a woman with 'high class' problems — but her story is interesting nonetheless. Vita was, in addition to her default socialite status, a writer of prose and poetry, an avid gardener, Bloomsbury Group associate... Read more »

Page Turner

Bed, Bitch & Beyond: No Sex, Please, I'm "Wrinkly"

What happens when a popular columnist and writer pens a “refreshingly honest–and brilliantly witty–celebration of the joys of getting wrinkly?” Nothing good. Don’t let the advance billing fool you–Virginia Ironside’s new memoir is a misogynist, anti-sex turd wrapped up... Read more »

Introducing the Bitch Media Community Lending Library!

What’s an office with over 800 page-turning books to do? Lend them out to the public, of course! That’s what we here at Bitch Headquarters decided to do after we realized that our 13-years-in-the-making book collection, covering topics such as feminist theory, media studies, art,... Read more »

Page Turner-Rave On: Cristy C. Road on Assata: An Autobiography

“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 illustrator and writer Cristy C. Road on Assata: An Autobiography, by Assata Shakur. I’m originally... Read more »

Page Turner-The Quiet One: An Interview with Author Alice Elliott Dark

Most of us have that album in our lives, the one that's the instant open doorway to our core. (Mine is Joni Mitchell's Hejira…or is it P.J. Harvey's Dry? Never mind—what's that album for you, Bitch readers?) Our ardent devotion to that watershed CD is the theme of the new anthology Heavy Rotation... Read more »

Ladies' Camp Rock: Wrocking ’n’ Rowling with wizard- and 
Twilight-themed bands

You only have to look to the history of Star Trek–
inspired music—ranging from surf-punkers No Kill I to the Klingon heavy-metal band Stovokor—to see that fantasy and science- fiction fans have made music devoted to their obsessions for generations. Nothing in the history of... Read more »

Page Turner: An Interview with Novelist Sara Zarr

Sara Zarr is part of a new generation of YA novelists considered the so-called heirs to grand dame Judy Blume. She is the author of Story of a Girl, (that is, a girl labeled the high school “slut”), which was a... Read more »

Page Turner-Rave On: Writer Nona Willis Aronowitz on Rubyfruit Jungle

“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 writer Nona Willis Aronowitz on Rubyfruit Jungle, by Rita Mae Brown. I was in the midst of a family... Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »