Politics

No Guts, No Glory? Wakker Dier Makes a Snuff Film in the Name of Animal Rights.

Animal rights activists aren’t typically thought of as being misogynistic, violent perverts, but maybe they should be. Well, at least the geniuses over at Wakker Dier should be. Wakker Dier (which means “Animal Awake” in Dutch) launched a viral video... Read more »

Belated Father's Day post

Sunday I joked to my husband that it was Father's Day, "Time for your lecture from the President!" But it's only a joke to us because my daughter's dad is in her life and that we have the "ideal" family going here. It's not a joke that far too many kids are living without their fathers. And I don't... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Gertrude Berg, screenwriter and television pioneer

Credited with inventing the family sitcom, a successful, decade-spanning career in television and radio, author of over 10,000 scripts, and a mother on-screen and off, Gertrude Berg is “the most famous woman in America you’ve never heard of.” Read more »

Are Questions about Feminism Being Obsolete Obsolete?

CNN: The Most Boring Name in Yesterday's News Read more »

Douchebag Decree: For a Few Republicans, Racist Jokes Are the Life of the Party

  This nice weather must be putting me in a good mood because I had a hard time figuring out who I was going to write this week’s Douchebag Decree about. Then I found Rusty DePass, a former chairman of the South Carolina Election Commission and proud Republican activist. He garnered... Read more »

Featured Mom Blog: PunditMom

When I was asked to guest-blog for Bitch I knew I wanted to cover the mom angle. It's not so much that after becoming a mom that it's all I want to do, but rather, I still see a need to cover and promote feminist mom stuff. While there was quite a controversy last month on whether or not there is a... Read more »

How Low Can We Go? Free Breast Implants For Nurses.

How do you keep female nurses working in low-playing jobs without improving their wages or conditions? Offer them breast implants, apparently. The New York Times reported on Sunday that hospitals in Prague lure nurses to... Read more »

I Can Has Feminizm?

More feminist LOLz for your weekend! Awww, this li’l guy is resisting gender stereotypes, alright: And let’s hope this possum doesn’t have to hang in there for too much longer: We understand kitty – we hate douchebags too! A big thank you to our readers who have been... Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

Valuable Resources: The Ableist Fight Over Plastic Straws

Straws are easy to target, but cities and companies still rely on environmentally harmful practices. Read more »