Culture

Is it my baggage and if so, how do I unpack it?

This week's damali ayo lecture has left my head spinning. Bear with me while I try to sort my thoughts, please? I'd known of damali's work for a few years, but this was the first time I'd seen her perform. As I expected, she's wickedly funny... Read more »

Heels for babes!

I can't believe this isn't a joke.  Read more »

Tanks for peace!

And speaking of t-shirts

H/T to Samhita at feministing... Big news in the world of hipster clothing: American Apparel launches new "Afrika" collection! (If you're unfamiliar with the shadiness that is American Apparel, go here, and here.  Or here, or here... I'm sure there are many, many more.)    Read more »

Because apparently corn syrup needs defending

This one, too… Read more »

Gender Blender: Male privilege

Longtime Bitch contributor Jake Anderson-Minshall and Rebecca Nay are co-hosting a new radio show called Gender Blender, which aired this week on KBOO, our local community radio station here in Portland. The pilot episode explores the issue of male privilege and features perspectives from Portland... Read more »

Beauty Secrets: The New Cosmetic Cover-up

From the pages of every mainstream women's magazine—between the list of 43 things every confident woman knows and the six-week ab-blasting plan—the ads beckon. Conditioners enriched with vitamins vow to make each strand 10 times stronger. Undereye concealers containing white-tea... Read more »

Feminism, fashion, and flare: Call for submissions

Passing this along... The deadline is fast approaching, so write speedily! Call for Papers: Feminism, Fashion and Flair: Confronting Hegemony with Style (Deadline: 9/15/08) We are soliciting essays for an anthology on gender politics and pop culture trends. We're looking for intellectual depth,... Read more »

Shooting cunts?

Um, have you seen this one? It's a video game called Cunt.   Read more »

Bigger and better

Thanks to the wonderful Adele Nieves at A Book Without a Cover for sharing the news about the Adipositivity Project. The Adipositivity Project aims to promote size... Read more »

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Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. Read more »