Culture

"Protection": Comic Books, Masculinity, and Doing It

A promotional item for the upcoming, and much anticipated, Watchmen comic-to-movie adaptation is confusing fans and blurring the line between sexual and supernatural fantasy.   Read more after the jump. Read more »

Friday Health Question: Going Vegan or Going Crazy?

A call for opinion and sharing from those who live vegan lifestyles. Read more »

Update to Problematic Cartoon: NY Post Apologizes...Sort Of

An apology is delivered after emotion and protests swirl around the New York Post for a controversial cartoon. Read more »

"Humor": The Ultimate Cop Out

By now, I've imagine that most folks have seen the controversial Sean Delonas cartoon from yesterday's New York Post. For those of you new to this story, the New York Post claims that comic is supposed to be a play on both the current economic situation and a reference to a woman who was attacked... Read more »

Fists Up: LA Boxing Pres Challenges Chris Brown to a Duel

Anthony Geisler, President of LA Boxing, is dealing with Chris Brown's arrest on criminal threat charges in true eye-for-an-eye fashion. Geisler started a Facebook group earlier this week called,... Read more »

Wearing Your Feminism On Your Sleeve

It's like Christmas morning in the Bitch Magazine office! Today we received an amazing Audre Lorde shirt and press kit from the indie clothing line KM Stitchery (all contained in a... Read more »

Breast Feeding: Making Grown Ups Vomit

Any regular follower of mine knows that I am the world’s biggest fan girl for Salma Hayek. She is beautiful, she’s a self-described feminist, she fights to make a place for women of color in general and Latinas specifically in the world of entertainment, AND she’s an advocate of... Read more »

Social Awareness A Go-Go

Since its inception in 1995, War Child benefits children in war torn areas of the world by working with local organizations to teach skills and spread knowledge to as many people as possible in the hopes to change trends in their countries. In a “teach them to fish” fashion, War Child works in... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Mrs. President

I think this year is the first time President’s Day has felt worth celebrating! Considering the historic nature of our country’s first African-American President, here are just a few... Read more »

The OTHER Teen Vampire Romance Movie

Several months ago, I remember hearing a movie reviewer say, "If you seen one teen vampire romance film this year, let it be Let The Right One In." I figured that since the Bitch site has been ... Read more »

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Hot Under the Bonnet: The Cooptation of Amish Culture in Mass-Market Fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. 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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It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

To imply that trans women pose a threat to cisgender women in restrooms is misinformation that preys on unfounded fears. Read more »

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »