Culture

Because apparently corn syrup needs defending

This one, too… Read more »

Gender Blender: Male privilege

Longtime Bitch contributor Jake Anderson-Minshall and Rebecca Nay are co-hosting a new radio show called Gender Blender, which aired this week on KBOO, our local community radio station here in Portland. The pilot episode explores the issue of male privilege and features perspectives from Portland... Read more »

Beauty Secrets: The New Cosmetic Cover-up

From the pages of every mainstream women's magazine—between the list of 43 things every confident woman knows and the six-week ab-blasting plan—the ads beckon. Conditioners enriched with vitamins vow to make each strand 10 times stronger. Undereye concealers containing white-tea... Read more »

Feminism, fashion, and flare: Call for submissions

Passing this along... The deadline is fast approaching, so write speedily! Call for Papers: Feminism, Fashion and Flair: Confronting Hegemony with Style (Deadline: 9/15/08) We are soliciting essays for an anthology on gender politics and pop culture trends. We're looking for intellectual depth,... Read more »

Shooting cunts?

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

Bigger and better

Thanks to the wonderful Adele Nieves at A Book Without a Cover for sharing the news about the Adipositivity Project. The Adipositivity Project aims to promote size... Read more »

'Stache-tastic!

Let me preface this by saying, that I don't believe this phenomenon is revolutionary or even very subversive in terms of gender-bending. But it IS a trend I've noticed, and one I can't help but enjoy. Men have been donning this upper-lip facial hair for a long time, of course. It was a... Read more »

"What does feminism, or sexism, mean in a vacuum?"

Another amazingly articulate, thoughtful, critical analysis of "feminism" by Jess Hoffmann... Here's a snippet, but please please go read the rest.   I see a lot of people who say they believe in "intersectionality" talk about it kind of like this: Since some women are people of color, and some... 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 »

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It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

To imply that trans women pose a threat to cisgender women in restrooms is misinformation that preys on unfounded fears. Read more »

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 »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: How I Realized I'm Asexual

Artist Kiku H shares her personal experiences learning what it means to be asexual. 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 »