Culture

Responding to, "Can You Love God AND Feminism?"

An interesting question came across the feminist blogosphere, "Can you love God and feminism?"  Touching on the most sensitive intersection of feminism - religion - here are some thoughts. Read more »

Bite Me! (Or Don’t): “Twilight” Has Created a New YA Genre: Abstinence Porn

Edward and Bella are deeply in love and working hard to keep their pants on, a story line that has captured the attention of a devoted group of fans who obsess over the relationship and delight in Edward’s superhuman strength to just say no. Read more »

None of the above, actually.

Today in the lovely land down under of Australia, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission is considering adding a third gender option to... Read more »

Americorp the Beautiful

B-word / Bitch Magazine is currently accepting applications for an Americorp employee to work here in our office in NE Portland. The stellar individual who takes on this job of "B-Word Outreach Coordinator" will be responsible for ramping up our connectons with individuals in Portland and around... Read more »

Versace: You got served!

Turns out Versace is not just weird and sexually creepy in their print ads (see above), they're also weird and sexually creepy toward their employees! Or one in particular, anyway. Former Versace aide Fay Rodriguez sued the... Read more »

Supporting Movement Friday

Because it’s Friday and I’m so sure none of us want to get all deep and “think-y” on a Friday–I’m gonna declare today “Support Movement Friday,” which basically boils down to, I’m going to scour the internets for the coolest video/pics of women ‘doing movement’ and... Read more »

Friday's Health and Feminism

The power of Yoga for health...and creative judicial sentencing?  I'm hopeful, but a little skeptical. Read more »

Urban Outfitters Pulls Support Tee

Urban outfitters recently yanked a t-shirt from their shelves, citing "bad press" as the reason. Was it one of their infamous "Voting Is For Old People" shirts? Or possibly the one with money signs encircling the phrase "Everyone Loves A Jewish Girl?" Or maybe one of the many shirt images that... Read more »

Insulting the Intellect, Agnes Scott College Opens Its Doors to Road Trip II: Beer Pong

In a recent post at The Bilerico Project, senior Louisa Hill, writes about the events that unfolded on her campus, Anges Scott College, when it became the background for the upcoming... Read more »

Sex Positive and Hyper Sexualization in Sports: Is there a way to negotiate?

One of the biggest issues for women athletes these days is the extreme hyper-sexualization many sports require women to participate in while competing at a highly advanced level. For example, car racer Danica Patrick has been very straightforward (and quite successful) about embracing her more '... Read more »

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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 »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »