End of Gender: Up The (Trans)Punks!

The lead singer of Against Me! came out as transgender in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, which hits newsstands on Friday.  While some of the comments on Rolling Stone’s ... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Vi Subversa

Vi Subversa took late ’70s British punk idealism and held it up to its own values. She challenged the seas of angry, violent young men that crowded British clubs and opened punk up for personal expression. With her band the... Read more »

B-Sides: Teri Gender Bender, the Feminist-Not-Feminist

“I consider myself a self-proclaimed feminist but not in the same way that other people would think of a feminist. I’m not a man-hater.” Yes! Wait, what? Teri Gender Bender bites off a lot more than most people could chew with her roving... Read more »

BitchTapes: Breaking Out of the White, Male Punk Canon

For all of its progressive-leaning, status-quo-breaking, norm-shattering tendencies, punk rock still looks like a white boy’s club. Even after all of these years, the largest punk record of the year (Fucked Up’s David Comes to Life) was played by a band with one woman! There... Read more »

B-Sides: Jump-start Queer Record Label Punk Start My Heart!

Punk Start My Heart began as a punk booking agency run by Sheana Corbridge and Marlena Chavez dedicated to promoting musicians of color and queer artists for shows around Portland, Oregon. Inundated with requests from superb bands on the Internet, they... Read more »

B-Sides: Autry!

If you haven’t heard of Portland, Oregon’s Autry!, be prepared for a pleasantly rude awakening as the goofpunk pioneer and internet darling prepares to release her debut album A.U.T.R.Y.! on July 29th Read more »

On Our Radar

Another week, another collection of web adventures. ColorLines shares ... Read more »

R.I.P. Punk Queen Poly Styrene

Poly Styrene, the lead singer of the pioneering punk band X-Ray Spex, died on Monday after a battle with cancer. She was 53. Styrene’s glass-shattering vocals made the band’s 1978... Read more »

Bechdel Test Canon: The Yo-Yo Gang and The Lollipop Generation

Reception is important when thinking about movies. So far, the titles I've selected played in a theater at some point, whether on a festival circuit or during a theatrical run. This wasn't always the case with the work of Toronto-based queercore pioneer... Read more »

Bechdel Test Canon: Girls Town

I'll hazard that many of Bitch's core readership grew up during the 1990s, potentially influenced by the mainstream success of alternative rock. Based on the recent success of Sara Marcus' ... Read more »