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Mad World: Compromising Positions

Mad World fans, take note! In cooperation with PSU's Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Department, we're hosting a Mad World intergenerational community forum! Compromising Positions: Race and Sex in Advertising, A Mad World Intergenerational Community Forum June 1, 2010 / 6:30pm Portland... Read more »

The Lady Is a Tramp: How Lena Horne Helped Me Become a Tramp

Oh honestly, unclutch your pearls. I’m not speaking ill of the dead. If you ever heard the song “The Lady Is a Tramp”—and how the late Lena Horne sang it—you’ll... Read more »

Tuning In: Christina Aguilera's "Not Myself Tonight"

My thoughts on Christina Aguilera’s single and music video for “Not Myself Tonight.” Read more »

Tuning In: Glee's "The Power of Madonna"

My thoughts on Glee's much-anticipated Madonna episode. Read more »

The Young and The Feckless: Casual Sex Meets Cognitive Dissonance

Last week, a reader sent a link to a Slate article on the new wave of sexual judgment-mongering among Gen Y and suggested I might want to address the issue here. I wasn't sure I was the one to write this because A) I spent my college years (undergrad... Read more »

BitchTapes: Hey Dude, don't make it bad.

                         A recently revived obsession with Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ inspired me to share my fave songs penned with a named woman in mind. But of course, the... Read more »

Reproductive Writes: The Science of Gender and Sex

Lewis & Clark College in Bitch magazine's hometown of Portland, Oregon is hosting a Gender Studies Symposium this week under the title The Science Of Gender And Sex, from March 10 to 12. Read more »

Reproductive Writes: The Short Cut To Sexy

"Sexual anorexia - have you heard of it?" Glamour coyly asks us this month. In the world of Glamour we all want sex, all the time -- and if we don't, we should do it anyway as it makes men... Read more »

A Trip Through the Blogosphere

There’s a lot of fun/interesting stuff happening in the blogosphere today! A sampling: • A great interview from The Guardian with Gabby Sidibe. Be prepared to get irritated when she talks about how everyone... Read more »

Sapphic Salon: Lady Sovereign and other celebrities who come out, despite their publicists

This week on the UK's Celebrity Big Brother, MC Lady Sovereign was evicted from the competition. However, she was on the show long enough to finally talk about something fans have been waiting for: Her sexuality.... Read more »

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In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »

Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »