Revenge of the Feminerd: Bluestockings, the Original Feminerds

After writing my intro post for this column, Facebook commenter Jen mentioned the bluestockings and I thought it would be a great idea to dedicate a post to them: the original English feminerds. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: FMAE's Scholarships for White Men Only

Two students at Texas State University have founded the Former Majority Association for Equality to financially assist white men. Yes, only white men, because according to co-... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: "Gentlemen" Hijack Women's History Month

  Seeing as it's National Women's History Month I thought we might be short on douchebags this week. No chance.  Beyond the heaps of... Read more »

The Long Goodbye: Michelle Rhee Gets the Winfrey Endorsement

Oprah presents Michelle Rhee as the person to lead education reform.  Does this oversimplify the issue? Read more »

I ? Bitch For Continuing the Conversation

As 2010 draws to a close, it's the time of year that nonprofits ask for donations. Bitch Media is no different; we need ongoing financial support. Usually, we would ask you to make a gift after telling you why you should support us.... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Anna Julia Cooper

Speaking as one of the few women at the Pan-African Congress conference in London, 1900, founding the Colored Women’s YWCA in 1905, and pushing W.E.B Du Bois to write Black Reconstruction are only three of Anna Julia Cooper’s achievements. Sure, when you live to be 105, you can set... Read more »

Don't ask whether girls are actually bad at math. Ask why we're still having this discussion.

But seriously. “Daring to Discuss Women in Science” by John Tierney ran in the New York Times two days ago. In it, Tierney announces a proposed national law that would require the White House science... Read more »

The Young and The Feckless: Nothin' but Net(working)

It should come as no surprise to anyone who's been on the job search in the last two or three years that networking is now being held up as the be all and end all of job hunting strategies. Normally, I simply skim this ubiquitous and rather facile advice (it's on par with Cosmo beauty tips when it... Read more »

The Young and The Feckless: An Interview with Refuse the Silence's Morgane Richardson

I stumbled across Morgane Richardson’s Refuse the Silence project via a link on Twitter. Immediately, it made me think of a discussion in the comments section of an earlier Y&F post about where the stories and conversations... Read more »

The Young and The Feckless: Playing DJ for the Class of 2010

The supermarket where I shop plays music of a certain vintage (which, as we've recently discussed, could be anything from last year's Billboard Top 40 to ditties from the War of 1812). The other day it happened to be Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop... Read more »

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