Culture

The Sean Avery Post (aka an introduction to sexism in sports)

The breakdown: Sean Avery is a hockey player who is in a bit of trouble these days. He recently pulled the press together in the locker room right before a game and made the announcement, “I’m just going to say one thing. I’m really happy to be back in Calgary, I love Canada. I just... Read more »

Health and Empowerment

Quit grabbing your loopy straps and wearing the wrong fit bra.  There may be more at stake than you think. Read more »

Pucked Up

Hear ye, hear ye! It is hereby declared that: 1) If you have been known to refer to yourself as "A-dog"; 2) If you are such a jerk that even hockey players are embarrassed by your behavior; 3) If you spent the off-season interning at Vogue; 4) And, most importantly, if you publicly refer to... Read more »

Introductions!

Hello! My name is La Macha, and I'll be guest blogging at Bitch for the next bit! Usually I post at Vivir Latino with the unrivaled mami blogger; Maegan "la Mamita Mala" Ortiz. I thank the amazing Debbie for allowing me this opportunity to post here! While I'm at Bitch, I'll be blogging about... Read more »

Record label finds belly threatening, natural

Amanda Palmer (brains behind Dresden Dolls, among other projects), was recently asked by her record label, Roadrunner, to cut scenes from her video "Leeds United," which features (... Read more »

I love rock, and roll, and. . . Twilight?

So, in the latest Twilight-related news story, teen queen Kristin Stewart is going to play rocker Joan Jett in a new Runaways biopic. Is Stewart... Read more »

Get Offensive in New York City!

Bitch readers no doubt remember Andi Zeisler's interview, "A Good Offense," with the snort-inducing Kate Rigg and Julie Goldman from our last issue. This Friday and Saturday only, Julie Goldman's... Read more »

Innovative Douchebaggery

Tyrone Freeman, master of the secret arts of douchebaggery and former president of the United Long-Term Care Workers, a labor union in Los Angeles, has been banned for life from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for "misappropriating" over $1 million dollars of the union members'... Read more »

The Box's Crush of the Week: Neil Patrick Harris

He's taken the role of "ladies man" to new levels on How I Met Your Mother, played himself as a child actor turned mega-douche in the Harold & Kumar movies, and even used his rep for machismo to shill Old Spice. So why should feminists be crushing? Because he's redefining the way masculinity... Read more »

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What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    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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She-Hulk, Attorney at Law: She's Mean, She's Green, and She Believes in Due Process

Avenger. Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Member of the Fantastic Four. Read more »

Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »