TV

Power Pack: The Women of Mad Men

We don't know about you, but we here at Bitch have been on the edge of our mid-century modern seats waiting to hear whether or not Mad Men is being renewed for a third season. Rumor had it that the show might get cancelled, but... Read more »

The Price of Fey-m

There's a lot to love about Tina Fey's sexy-geek image. For instance, "Geeks can be sexy!" is an awesome message, as is "Sexy women can be geeks!" (Okay, maybe there are only two things to love.) I think it's safe to say we get it: She's hot. She's smart. She's hot, yet smart. And vice-versa. But... Read more »

It's a Less Than Wonderful Lifetime

If you have a tendency to get sucked into bad movies starring formerly famous actresses, you've probably watched some "Fa la la la Lifetime", a month-long event in which Lifetime Television brings out its considerable collection of Christmas movies. Whether they're are about Christmas dating,... Read more »

The Box's Crush of the Week: Deb from Dexter

Of all the lady cops on TV, Debra Morgan from Dexter is my fave. She's a dedicated cop with a very dirty mouth whose aggressive police work often intimidates male co-workers. But Deb (played by Jennifer Carpenter) is more than just another woman acting like one of the guys.  Read more »

Speaking of Fat Girls

Kate Harding over at Shapely Prose (http://kateharding.net/2008/12/09/dear-oprah/) has a fabulous response to Oprah and her latest efforts at losing weight (http://www.omagazine.info/). That's all that happened here. You got fatter. You're still one of the most accomplished women on the planet.... Read more »

Runaway Bunnies

E! wants us to know just how smart the girls of The Girls Next Door are. Their bios at E! Online even include a "Beauty & Brains" section which detail their ambitions and accomplishments (outside of posing nude). But if we're supposed to give the Girls credit for intelligence, autonomy, or... Read more »

The Box's Crush of the Week: Marcia Cross

This week the box crushes on one of TV's most entertaining actresses. Marcia Cross has been a guest-spot staple since she made her first television appearance in 1985, but she's best known for playing very different roles on Desperate Housewives and Melrose Place. So which is more fun: an... Read more »

O: No you didn't!

If you are reading this you clearly have access to the internet, and therefore you have most likely read something about Oprah Winfrey's weight gain confession. The jist is this: Oprah weighed 160 pounds two years ago,... Read more »

Bad Boys Too

There's been a lot of talk lately about fictional teen romances setting a bad example for young-lady viewers. Whether the portrayal of a relationship can be deemed "good" for girls seems to rest on the morality of the boy involved. But is falling for a bad boy really anti-feminist? Read more »

Pages

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

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

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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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