Articles published in the print Bitch magazine issue, Maps & Legends. Check out the complete table of contents for the issue here.

Black to the Future: How women in pop are carrying the mantle of Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism is a way to project Blackness into the future—not merely as existing, but as a critical and significant part of it.

Hot Under the Bonnet: The cooptation of Amish culture in mass-market fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »

What Happened to Home Economics?: The Rise and Fall of a Contested Discipline

The rise of home economics as a discipline was closely linked with the push to make higher education available to female students. Read more »

Mock & Awe: Janet Mock on Truth-Telling, Community Building, and Writing the Story She Had Been Waiting for Her Whole Life

Redefining Realness is written with astounding honesty and heart. Read more »

Mapping the Margins of Middle Earth

  The New Zealand landscape hosts a parallel fantasy world: The Lord of the Rings' Middle Earth. (photo by Hannah Strom)  The Desolation of Smaug, the second film in Peter Jackson’s three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The... Read more »

Hot Under the Bonnet: The cooptation of Amish culture in mass-market fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »