Culture

Rethinking "sports"

One of the big reasons so many women make the choice to not participate in sports is because “sports” is defined as a thing that very specifically and consciously denies women a place in. For example, I was discussing Sean Avery with my partner earlier in the week and he expressed the belief that... Read more »

Sean Avery and Jon Favreau: Comparing the NHL and the Obama Administration

 NHL player Sean Avery was recently suspended for six games for making disrespectful comments about his former girlfriends while Jon Favreau, the chief... Read more »

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 »

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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 »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. 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 »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »