Bitch 50

The Dubious Distinction of Being the First Out Trans Woman in Military Prison

  “I am Chelsea Manning. I am female.” With that announcement, Chelsea Manning begins her thirty-five year sentence with the dubious distinction of being the first openly trans woman in the U.S. military prison system. While a ... Read more »

All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. Read more »

See it Now: Middle of Nowhere explores the limits of loyalty and loneliness

The tenderness of black women growing in self-love and self-possession is rare in modern cinema. If we are young, we are exploited (see: Precious) if we are grown and in love, black female characters are consumed with body-racking pain (see: For Colored Girls, Monster’s... Read more »

RetroPop: On the Manhunt with Rihanna's "Where Have You Been?" and Agatha Christie's Miss Marple

Hi there everyone and welcome to another installment of RetroPop, the guest blog in which I provide mashups of thematically similar female-performed Billboard charting radio tunes and great feminist works from the past and say, “WOW, you’re both making some nifty and sorta related social... Read more »

Watch This: No Joke. Choice Matters. Everywhere. (Bonus: Issa Rae is in it!)

The folks at Pathfinder International just launched No Joke. #ChoiceMatters. Everywhere., a campaign to raise awareness about international reproductive health care. The campaign is focused on building a movement to help more people... Read more »

Lady Business: The Three Types of Businesswomen in Pop Culture

It’s only been a little while and I’m already missing Joan and Peggy from Mad Men. I can tell because their roles this season made me think about the... Read more »

Political Fictions: Scandal(ized)

I’ve eagerly anticipated the series premiere of Scandal, Shonda Rhimes’s new foray into DC politics and the people who manage political personalities (and their many issues) behind the scenes. Led by Kerry Washington... Read more »

Young, Awkward, and Black: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl's Issa Rae Gets Comfortable With Success

“Should I say hi again? She knows I’m here.” J slinks along the hallway of Gutbusters, the diet-pill company she works for, to avoid seeing the new hire she keeps running into. Growing impatient with the situation’s awkwardness, J wonders, “Does this girl live in the hallway?” Whether... Read more »

B-Sides Open Thread: Rihanna's "Man Down"

Pop-star Rihanna’s new single “Man Down,” is making waves and opening up conversations about depictions of sexual assault. Read more »

Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: Prognosis

With every diagnosis comes a prognosis! We know Grey’s Anatomy is back in the fall with another season, but what’s going to happen, and where can the show go? The Grand Rounds crew has a few thoughts, and we bet you do too! Read more »