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Speak! Radical women of color media collective releases album!

Speak! Radical women of color media collective has just released their compilation of spoken word, poetry, and song! You can buy the CD online and proceeds will go to helping mothers and low-income activists attend the... Read more »

Facebook Advertisers Think You Should Diet (but only if you're a woman or a gay man)

It's no news that advertisers on social networking sites like Facebook employ user profile data to target specific groups by gender, age, and so on.   If you have an account on Facebook, you've probably noticed sideline ads for the bands listed under your 'Favorite Music' or ones for the television... Read more »

AA Strikes Again: "Legalize Gay" Shirts

While I've made my feelings about American Apparel clear in the past, they certainly are making themselves into a moving target. Picking up the slack left behind by... Read more »

Nice ink....Barbie?

Barbie will be turning the big 5-0 on March 9 and based on the photo I stumbled across today, half-a-century ain't nothing but a number. Of course, it does help if you're made of plastic. Behold Totally Stylin' Tattoos Barbie! Read more »

I Love (an Idealized, Hypermasculine Version of) College

I know that I posted a get-ready-for-tomorrow’s-Douchebag-Decree-by-reading-about-another-douchebag piece last week, but this week finds me with yet another d-bag on the brain (or rather, the YouTube channel). Enter Asher Roth and his... Read more »

Urban Decay's "Nude" Lipgloss

My lipgloss is cool My lipgloss be popping I'm standing at my locker ... Read more »

Smitten with the Mittens

When Bitch released our Loud issue way back in September, our Pop Culture Debate Club at our local feminist bookstore and community center (slash last-standing feminist non-profit outpost!)... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Free Angela!

  The groundswell of support that Angela Davis received after her wrongful imprisonment in 1970 (based on trumped up murder charges in connection with the Black Panthers' attempt to free three black prisoners from a correctional facility in Soledad, California) was enough to get her acquitted 18... Read more »

Show me the money, honey!

One of my tasks here at Bitch headquarters is to open the mail and keep an inventory of the books and CDs that are coming in for possible review. Today I arrived at the office, tired and doped up on DayQuil, needing a basket in which to place all of my angsty eggs and I found that basket in this... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: The Douches Galore Edition

At this point it is clear that Chris Brown is a douchebag so there is no reason for me to go off about his status as such. However, in the aftermath of his heinous behavior, he is still somehow garnering support from dedicated fans who have littered the internets with their support for him and... Read more »

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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  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 »

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 »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »