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Is it my baggage and if so, how do I unpack it?

This week's damali ayo lecture has left my head spinning. Bear with me while I try to sort my thoughts, please? I'd known of damali's work for a few years, but this was the first time I'd seen her perform. As I expected, she's wickedly funny... Read more »

Oprah and Sarah Palin

  So apparently the Florida Federation of Republican Women has launched a boycott against Oprah's TV show and magazine because of her refusal to invite Sarah Palin onto her show until after the election. Now, I'm not the biggest fan of Oprah, and frankly, I find it incredibly difficult to remain... Read more »

A shining example of why Fox News and US Weekly suck

  … in handy video form! Not that I expect Fox News to be anything but offensive – or US Weekly for that matter – but holy shit. Sometimes it boggles my mind to realize that people like this actually exist. (Thanks to Emily for the heads-up.)   Read more »

Samantha Bee

Just so you all don't think I don't love and support our gal-comics on this side of the pond, I thought I'd share this. You may have already seen this if you have cable—but Samantha Bee of The Daily Show does a great bit with Stewart about her reaction as a woman to McCain's choice of Palin for VP... Read more »

Humanizing animal rights

Several weeks back PM Press sent a video to Bitch for review. It sat in my inbox for weeks, because I knew would break my heart. It’s called Behind the Mask: The story of people who risk everything to save animals. I finally watched it, partly out of obligation, partly because I wanted to... Read more »

Shooting cunts?

Um, have you seen this one? It's a video game called Cunt.   Read more »

I ♥ Sarah Waters

I felt very much out of the lezzie-loop yesterday when I found out that Sarah Waters' second novel, Affinity, has been made into a movie and was the opening night film at Frameline this summer. Now full disclosure: Sarah Waters is one of my celebrity crushes and I think I blew my cover on that fact... Read more »

Now what movie did I want to tell you about?

I always feel like I'm racking my brain to remember what I've watched recently, and who I'd like to recommend it to. I found this little pocket Film Diary at Little Otsu, a favorite small press of mine based in San Francisco... Read more »

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No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

Hollywood still filters (and distorts) the lives and histories of minorities through the eyes of the majority. 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 »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. 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 »