The Primal Issue

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

Dial Femme for Murder: How Female P.I.’s Inherited the Hard-Boiled World of the Private Dick

In the past few decades, women private eyes and their tough-gal attitudes have managed to almost take over the genre of the classic mystery novel.

Birth of the Uncool: In Defense of the Tori Amos Fan

This article appears in our Spring 2011 issue, Primal. Subscribe today! Tori Amos is not cool. Even now, as we find ourselves in the midst of ’90s alt-nostalgia—Pavement has reunited, Weezer is putting on a tour devoted entirely to its first two albums, the cool kids are all going to... Read more »

It’s Hard Out Here For a Pop: Blogging Offers a Way for Dads to Get Branded, but Can They Get Respect?

This article appears in our Spring 2011 issue, Primal. Subscribe today! With all the pixels expended on the annual female-blogging extravaganza known as BlogHer, you might be forgiven for having overlooked the very first Modern Media Man Summit, a heavily sponsored and branded affair held this... Read more »

Pink Slip: Breaking down the princess castle with “Cinderella Ate My Daughter” author Peggy Orenstein

Throughout her career, Orenstein has observed at close range how the media and popular culture have colluded to serve up distorted visions of womanhood to girls. Read more »