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On the Map: Breastfeeding is Best for Baby... But for Babydolls?

Are the US media objections to Spain’s Bebé Glotón further evidence of American’s sexualization of the healthy, natural, and nurturing relationship between mother and child? Read more »

Bed Bitch & Beyond (Not So) Good Vibrations: A Confession

Ladies, I have a confession to make. I don't like vibrators. Now, I have much respect for my feminist sisters at Good Vibrations and Babeland. If you love their products, and they get you off and make you happy... Read more »

Bed, Bitch & Beyond: Shock and...Yawn.

My fellow bitches, let's talk about sex! Welcome to Bed, Bitch and Beyond, a frank and wide-ranging look at sex and relationships from a positive, feminist, non-judgmental, liberal--and liberated--viewpoint. And we welcome your viewpoint and experiences too. As we say in my native South, "y'all... Read more »

American Apparel Just Keeps Getting Pornier (Plus: Are You Hot Enough to Peddle Neon Spandex and Cotton V-Necks?)

As devoted readers may be aware, Dov Charney and his hip-tastic empire, American Apparel, have irked a Bitch blogger or two over the years. From the company's racist Afrika campaign to Charney's infamous... Read more »

Feminism: Cool in college, ugly in the "real world"

"[The word "feminist"] has an ugly ring to it. I actually stopped using the term a while ago because it sounds so mean. It sounds so unsexy. I think it's come to [indicate] angry women who don't like men at all and don't like having sex, so I can see why people stray away from it. It's not one of... Read more »

Ladies Talkin' 'bout Sex

Throughout recent history, society at large has stereotyped ladyfolk as demure and pure certainly not interested in The Sex (save for sluts, a shameful variety of the ladyfolk who *gasp* enjoy having sex, sometimes even before or outside of marriage). Well, the female musicians and bands that... Read more »

The Power and Protest of Public Sexuality in India

Trouble, thy name is woman. India is a country in the throes of a sexual revolution, and young women are firmly planted at the center of the controversy. In some of the world's most populous cities, generational and ideological divides have become starkly visible. Saris, salwaar kameez, and... Read more »

Jennifer's Body: Is it Feminist? YOU MAKE THE CALL!

The trailer for the newest Diablo Cody film, Jennifer’s Body is out, and this thing is begging for a bit o’ feminist critique. Watch, and discuss (NSFW, workaholics): Hmmm... Read more »

Science Says: "Yay for Vibrators!"

Well it's about damn time! Though physicians and therapists (not just Dan Savage, we're talking mainstream doctors) have been known for decades that vibrator use can be great for sexual health, there's never been a... Read more »

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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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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

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 »