Politics

On Our Radar

Groundhog Day was this week, and if we, like Bill Murray, were stuck forever repeating the last seven days, this is what we would read to keep us entertained: Ever-quirky, ever-fabulous... Read more »

GOP Drops Asinine Attempt to Redefine Rape as "Forcible Rape." Thank You, Kristen Schaal!

Looks like some members of the GOP must have seen The Daily Show last night, because they’ve decided to give up on their ridiculous crusade to redefine... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Piers Morgan

No Piers, I'm not calling you out because you routinely dis audience favorites on America's Got Talent (although seriously, dude has built his career... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Tucson Shooting Link Roundup

Since the violence that took place in Arizona over the weekend goes beyond the term "douche-y", and since it would be much too obvious to award the Decree to Sarah Palin for her crosshairs graphic and "blood libel" comment (let's just call her an honorary Douchebag for life), I thought I'd do a... Read more »

On Our Radar

Happy first week of a new decade, y'all! Here's what we've been reading at Bitch HQ as we dive into the 20-teens. Gender Focus has up a nice list of their favorite things of 2010. Like an NPR Top Ten list, but... Read more »

Douchebag decree: a Winter Round-up!

Gather 'round pardners! It's time for a Douchebag round-up! This week we're featuring three women unafraid to rain their misguided, bigoted, and douchey ways down on the world. Read more »

Love for the Women of MTV's "No Easy Decision"

You know how we've all been wondering how MTV could continue to air Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant while avoiding the... Read more »

Bechdel Test Canon: Ma vie en rose

Notes on Alain Berliner's 1997 Ma vie en rose, which remains one of the few fictional films about transgendered children. Read more »

On Our Radar

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for a look back at what blipped onto our radar here at Bitch HQ this week! Amanda Hess posted a take-down ... Read more »

Bechdel Test Canon: Toe to Toe

A discussion of 2009's Toe to Toe, writer-director Emily Abt's full-length feature debut about two teenage lacrosse players who develop an interesting relationship despite differing racial and class backgrounds. Read more »

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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 »

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,...

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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 »

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 »