Magazine

Articles published in the quarterly print edition of Bitch magazine.

Knock It Down:: Journalism's Barrier-Breaking Leaders of Color on the Past, Present, and Future of the Whitewashed Industry

Maria Hinojosa, Kevin Merida, and Lauren Williams talk about the future of journalism and the recent changes they’ve seen in newsroom diversity.

Refreshing Our Memory: How Algorithms Are Warping the Power of Recall

Jenna Mahale discusses how algorithmic memory features rewrite how we remember our past, shaping our memories for us.  Read more »

Immortal Machine: Vauhini Vara Processes Death Through A.I.

Jenna Mahale interviews writer Vauhini Vara about her work with GPT-3, an A.I. writing program that she collaborated with on a recent essay about her loss of her sister. Read more »

Headhunters: Are Psychedelics Capitalism's New Productivity Hack?

What underlies the use and abuse of performance-enhancing drugs is an American obsession with self-improvement that will always find new targets and tools. And most recently, “plasticity”—another term for cognitive flexibility or the brain’s ability to adapt and change—has become a signifier of... Read more »

The Audacity of Confidence: Is It Imposter Syndrome or Is It Patriarchy?

At least 70 percent of people are estimated to experience this profound sense of phrenic inadequacy at some point in their lives, resulting in anxiety, lack of self-confidence, depression, frustration, and more. Read more »

Picking Fights: Can Foraging Be Fruitful for People of Color?

Knowing one’s rights, the local laws, and being able to identify local plants are all important skills for foragers. A heightened sense of awareness, common among all people of color during any activity, is also particularly important. Read more »

i’m samantha irby and i’m here to take your call*: *if you promise you’ll subscribe to Bitch

if it helps, picture a bunch of celebrities pretending to talk on phones behind me as i implore you for your help. Read more »

About the Art: The Devotion Issue

We are devoted to women of color being devoted to themselves. Read more »

Blood on the Tracks: Buffy Sainte-Marie On the Power of Native American Music

“Power in the Blood” is perfect protest music.  Read more »

About the Art: The Facts Issue

If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, could it actually be a pooping robot? Before you think we’ve lost the thread completely, read about an actual, factual 18th-century French automaton, our pop-art cover, and the comics and illustration in this issue. Read more »

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House Proud : The troubling rise of stay-at-home daughters

“Daughters aren’t to be independent. They’re not to act outside the scope 
of their father. As long as they’re under the...

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She-Hulk, Attorney at Law: She's Mean, She's Green, and She Believes in Due Process

Avenger. Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Member of the Fantastic Four. Read more »

Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »