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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 »

Better Distortions: An Interview with Sara Marcus

You've heard about Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution, and now you can hear directly from the author, Sara Marcus. Ellen Papazian (of... Read more »

Le Tigre: On Tour and In Charge

“FEMINISTS, WE’RE CALLING YOU! PLEASE REPORT TO THE FRONT DESK!” It’s fucking hard to be feminist. (If you just made a dick joke to yourself then get the heck outta here!) No one said negotiating power was easy, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t rock out while challenging... Read more »

Rebel Girl: Kathleen Hanna on Archiving Riot Grrrl, Tearing Down Idols, and Awkward Turtles

Musician, activist, and all-around cool lady Kathleen Hanna was interviewed by Laura Flanders for GRITtv last week. While the interview covered a range of topics (... Read more »

On the Map: A Tangled Web of Riot Grrrl

From gutter punks to The Kathleen Hanna Papers to Jenocide–I give you an experiment in feminist word weaving. Read more »

The white horse is still bucking

Late summer in Portland is characterized by the days-long indy jam extravaganza Music Fest NW. This year's lineup had something for everyone- from Tara Jane O'Neil to Japanther- but Bitch librarian and contributor Danny Hayes and I went to just... Read more »

Wakeman & Cody: Feminism, Film, and Foxes on The Frisky

Friend-o-Bitch and blogger Jessica Wakeman has an interview with Diablo Cody at The Frisky that might be of interest to... Read more »

Rave On: Anne Elizabeth Moore on Dirty Plotte

“Rave On” is the Page Turner series that asks feminist writers, artists, musicians, activists, leaders, and scholars to talk about a book that completely rocked their world. Today we feature media activist and writer Anne Elizabeth Moore on the Dirty Plotte comic books by Julie Doucet. I don... Read more »

Six Questions for Jessica Hopper on Girls' Guide to Rocking

There may be no one better to teach girls how to rock than music and culture critic Jessica Hopper. She’s clocked massive amounts of hours as a tour manager, band publicist, DJ, touring bassist, Girls Rock Camp booster, and fanzine publisher. Her “music-is-my-life” credo and infectious... Read more »

I Can Has Feminizm?

It’s Saturday again, so hit the mute button on those cartoons, put down your bowl of fruit loops, and get ready for some feminist LOL-ing! Our first feminist kitteh took a peek at Annalee’s blog post, The New York... Read more »