TV

For Realz?: What Happens To A Queer Quiverfull?

The Duggars! The 18-child (picture above taken when there were only 17 of them), no-birth-control, "we'll have as many as God decides to give us" Quiverfull, fundamentalist Christian family on the Discovery Channel that everyone loves to hate! Did I mention the reason why the Duggar parents are... Read more »

For Realz?: (Reality TV) Fight Like A Girl (Gamer)

Why aren’t the women doing better on the Sci Fi Network’s new video-game competition reality series, WCG Ultimate Gamer? Gaming seems like something where women should be able to compete on fairly equal ground with men – there... Read more »

For Realz?: Running In Heels

I’ve always wanted to be a Bitch intern – I imagine it like a summer of fact-checking articles, some light filing, answering the phones (“Ms. Levit’s not available right now, can I take a message?”), processing donations and subscription requests, handling long-term office admin... Read more »

For Realz?: This Week In Reality TV Catfights

This week in reality TV girlfights...Hello! I'm the new reality TV blogger for Bitch! Please be warned in advance, these posts won't be terribly deep. Also, there are some spoilers. Just me, or has this week on reality TV just basically been women arguing with each other? A terrible affront to... Read more »

Gossip About Gossip Girl

Like a feminist moth to a vapid, materialistic flame, I am drawn to Gossip Girl. I know it's kind of ridiculous, but sometimes I like that in a television show. Besides, I think they push the... Read more »

The First Lady Fashion Show

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Lady Frenzy!

Last night Holocene hosted a benefit show for Portland's Reading Frenzy, one of many fledgling independent bookstores nationwide. Portland is an amazing place full of artists willing to help each other out in rough times, and last night's bill was a perfect example. Read more after the jump!... Read more »

Sex, Videotape, and Fries

Wow, Burger King did it. I was sure Carl's Junior had this in the bag, but no. Burger King has actually succeeded in airing the most sexist fast food commercial of all time. I'm talking, of course, about the ad for BK Burger Shots. Where do I even begin? Let's start with the idea that women are so... Read more »

Hall That She Wants

The Girls of Hedsor Hall isn't that different from other behavioral competitions in reality TV land. It features good-looking people with impulse control issues trying to behave, but mostly acting crazy. And yes, they are competing for a cash prize. We've seen it before: 12 so-called bad girls... Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »