Politics

Blank Noise Project - I Never Asked For It

Blank Noise Project works to end eve teasing (street harassment) in India by reclaiming public space for women through direct action and artistic projects intended to raise awareness. Sign Location: Joggers Park in Mumbai (Photograph by Manu) Read more »

What's Worse: Sex or Cancer?

There is not much we can agree on as a nation, but if there's one thing we every American should be able to declare a common enemy, it's cancer. Right? Sometimes we're allies with Afghanistan, sometimes we let North Korea slide but we, as modern intelligent Americans, will never defend that old... Read more »

If Defending Neocons Against Sexism is Right, Do We Want to Be Wrong?

There is some buzz going around the blogosphere this week (and in the Bitch comments section) about sexism and conservative women. What with... Read more »

The Media and The OBAMA MARRIAGE

Wedding season is upon us again, but instead of focusing on that bridesmaid's dress fitting your cousin will kill you if you don't attend, why don't you focus on the only marriage that America cares about? You guessed it, the OBAMA MARRIAGE (that's right; it's in caps because it is so unbelievably... Read more »

Bitch Radio Episode 4: Buzz Words

Download here Our latest podcast is ready to be heard! We’ve got the buzz on awesome indie-label... Read more »

The Queertastics will Cheer You Up!

The Dallas Cheerleaders they’re not, but the Queertastics are using radical cheerleading to spread their message of body acceptance and good times both in and out of the queer community. Danny Hayes spoke with Deacon and August in Austin TX (the Queertastics’ hometown!) at Gay Bi Gay Gay... Read more »

Desiring Poetry in the Afterlife: Goodbye Kamala Das

The late Kamala Das' poetic words of female sexuality and desire stirred the world. Read more »

Don’t Call Him an “Abortionist,” and Other Issues with Coverage of the Tiller Murder

Reducing Tiller’s work to the word “abortionist” just buys into the antichoice fanaticism that equates “abortion” with “murder.” Read more »

Hey Women Lawyers: Men Judges Think Your Outfits are Out of Order!

Last week, at a panel session during the Seventh Circuit Bar Association in Indianapolis, a couple of judges aired a grievance regarding women in the courtroom. Their complaint? ... Read more »

Who is Bula-Di?

Who knew a puppet could be so effective in spreading HIV awareness in India? Read more »

Pages

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,...

Read more »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »