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Gossip About Gossip Girl

Like a feminist moth to a vapid, materialistic flame, I am drawn to Gossip Girl. I know it's kind of ridiculous, but sometimes I like that in a television show. Besides, I think they push the... Read more »

BitchTapes: Portland Style

Portland is a mecca of greatness. The city claims the Bitch offices, more coffee shops than you can shake a stick at, bicyclists galore and tons of musicians. Some better-known Portland acts include M. Ward, The Shins, Spoon and The Decemberists. But woe unto you if you think the Portland music... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Larry Summers, Back in Action!

Larry Summers and I go way back. He first caught my attention back in 2005 while we were both living in Boston and he, while serving as the President of Harvard University (hold your applause), said in public that the reason why we don’t see as many women as men in the fields of math and... Read more »

Athens Boys Choir Sings Away My Midweek Blues

    Wednesdays can be rough. They’re just a bit too far from the previous weekend to complain that you’re bummed it’s over and not quite close enough to the next weekend to revel in its proximity. In order to help you get through your Wednesday, I’ve... Read more »

Ab Sad: Yet another amazing Brit comedy is being remade stateside

  So here we go again with yet another UK comedy import. This time, Fox is adapting Absolutely Fabulous for American audiences starring Kathryn Hahn as Edina Monsoon (Revolutionary Road, Crossing Jordan) and Kristen Johnson as Patsy Stone (Third Rock from the Sun, Bride Wars). (take the poll... Read more »

Taking Weight Loss Promotion to New Lows!

  From Sociological Images, a health club in the Netherlands is using a bus stop that advertises both the gym and the weight of the person sitting on the bench. Um, what?!?! Read... Read more »

SciFli(ckr): Smithsonian's photo gallery of Women in Science

I'm an unabashed Flickr addict. I'd take it over myfriendsterfacebook any day. It's the ultimate way to feel connected to what my friends and family are up to, it's great for sharing work with my design students as well as for them to share their own work with... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Louise Fitzhugh & Harriet the Spy

For my turn at Adventures in Feministory, I wanted to give props to the creator of a character that inspired girls to keep spy notebooks and make their own tool belts. A character that was every bit as unladylike as she was fond of gossip. A character who was unapologetically loud and rocked... Read more »

Get Your Buzz On: Portland Karaoke Release Issue Party!

Join us for some karaoke and merriment at the “Buzz” issue release party this Sunday! 7:00 at Chopsticks III in North Portland. More details after the jump! Read more »

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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 »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »

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 »

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 »