Politics

Political InQueery: Out of the Gate in an Information-Rich World

Right around the corner is the first New Hampshire debate of the 2012 presidential election. Participating are seven people—not necessarily candidates, mind you—with aspirations for the White House, if not declared campaigns. It may be an event co-sponsored by CNN, and held in the state with the... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Sarah Palin's Selective History Tour

Maybe you’ve been seeing Sarah Palin in the news “news” recently? She’s touring American landmarks with her family in a big ugly bus to “promote the Fundamental Restoration of America.” Should you be scared that those words are capitalized? I am. One of Palin’s recent stops was... Read more »

Political InQueery: Let the 2012 Games Begin

It seems like only six months ago we were talking about the 2010 midterm elections. Oh, wait. I suppose the 2010 midterm elections were only a little more than six months ago. At any rate, the early campaigning for the 2012 gubernatorial election is underway. When I brought up the idea of guest... Read more »

On Our Radar

Friday is linkday! Bitch Leadership Council member and Feminist Coming Out Day organizer... Read more »

Fuze Wants to Be in Your Club

This commercial campaign leaves me conFUZEd. Read on for discussion of genderless fruit, fat-shaming and the marketing of rebellion. Read more »

On Our Radar

Time for a blog roundup! Former Bitch intern Katie Presley reviews Anuradha Roy’s novel, An Atlas of... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Ditch Mitch Daniels

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels defunded Planned Parenthood of Indiana on Tuesday. As if this fail couldn’t get any worse, speculation surrounds Daniels’ intent as to why he signed the bill. And why did he? Read more »

Takin

If you read popular anti-street harassment blogs and media coverage of the topic, a pattern of perpetrator name-calling rapidly emerges, and some of the most prevalent terms you’ll hear to describe the guys who “holla” at women and... Read more »

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Stop. Link time. (It had to be said.) For RH Reality Check, Jaime Jenett bravely... Read more »

On Our Radar

Links ahoy! HuffPo reports on Rachel Maddow’s statement that “[g]ay... 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 »

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 »

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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