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Women of Color Activism: Buy the Speak! Album

via Ms. Crip Chick I had the honor of joining radical women of color (many of who are your favorite bloggers, BrownFemiPower, Black Amazon, Little Light, Mamita Mala, Sudy, Nadia, and sooo many more) in putting together an amazing album that chronicles experiences around struggle, love, motherhood... Read more »

Power Pack: Beyonce Knowles

  OK, first things first. I love Beyonce. There is no point in me pretending otherwise. I think she is an amazing performer and I totally heart her catchy dance jams. But there is more to Beyonce than a solid hook and a hot ass, and it's time we all took a moment to recognize. Though her name may... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: The Monie's in the Middle

Climb aboard our little time-traveling contraption and set the dial to the year 1990, friends, because we are going on a little ride to the past. Of course, 1990 isn’t all that long ago—one could barely consider it history in most cases—but keep in mind that in hip-hop years, two decades is... Read more »

Responding to, "Can You Love God AND Feminism?"

An interesting question came across the feminist blogosphere, "Can you love God and feminism?"  Touching on the most sensitive intersection of feminism - religion - here are some thoughts. Read more »

Bite Me! (Or Don’t): “Twilight” Has Created a New YA Genre: Abstinence Porn

Edward and Bella are deeply in love and working hard to keep their pants on, a story line that has captured the attention of a devoted group of fans who obsess over the relationship and delight in Edward’s superhuman strength to just say no. Read more »

None of the above, actually.

Today in the lovely land down under of Australia, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission is considering adding a third gender option to... Read more »

Americorp the Beautiful

B-word / Bitch Magazine is currently accepting applications for an Americorp employee to work here in our office in NE Portland. The stellar individual who takes on this job of "B-Word Outreach Coordinator" will be responsible for ramping up our connectons with individuals in Portland and around... Read more »

Versace: You got served!

Turns out Versace is not just weird and sexually creepy in their print ads (see above), they're also weird and sexually creepy toward their employees! Or one in particular, anyway. Former Versace aide Fay Rodriguez sued the... Read more »

Supporting Movement Friday

Because it’s Friday and I’m so sure none of us want to get all deep and “think-y” on a Friday–I’m gonna declare today “Support Movement Friday,” which basically boils down to, I’m going to scour the internets for the coolest video/pics of women ‘doing movement’ and... Read more »

Friday's Health and Feminism

The power of Yoga for health...and creative judicial sentencing?  I'm hopeful, but a little skeptical. Read more »

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Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »

Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »

It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

The marginalization of transgender women in feminism is not new, but the decades-long debate has taken on new dimension thanks to social media and the ease of finding strangers’ personal information online. Read more »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »