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The Worst of Pinktober "Breast Cancer Awareness" Products

Each October, as national Breast Cancer Awareness month rolls around, I find myself fluctuating between pink-nausea and pink-rage. The pink ribbon extravaganza is supposed to support breast cancer awareness and research. But often, pink ribbons are slapped on products without follow-through to actually end breast cancer or—worse—adorn products that actually emit carcinogens. 

In the Spirit of Ada Lovelace, a Tuition-Free Seattle School Teaches Women to Code

The Ada Developers Academy aims to change the male-dominated tech industry—one woman at a time. 

Ask Bear: My Kids Are Now Adults—But They Still Don't Get Along

Advice columnist S. Bear Bergman fields a question about frustrating family dynamics. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about Rihanna, Playboy, and the Democratic debate. 

5 Reasons to Become a Member​ of the B-Hive​ at Bitch

You get a lot of stuff. Like a subscription to award-winning Bitch magazine in print and digital delivered to your door or inbox or wherever you want ​it to arrive, and other snazzy feminist gear like:

Texas Students Mock Gun Law By Pledging to Open-Carry Sex Toys

Under a new law, the University of Texas will allow guns on campus, but not dildos. 

New Music Monday: Anna & Elizabeth

A pair of powerful Appalachian folk singers debut a beautiful new video. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about Indigenous Peoples Day, direct action, and an amazing sexual health guide. 

Thousands Descend on Seattle for Geek Girl Con

Geek Girl Con started five years ago as a gathering aiming to create community and celebrate women in science, technology, and arts. This year, tickets for the two-day conference in Seattle sold out. Over 6,000 gamers, cosplayers, artists, and other lovely nerds came to the conference to wander around the booths of crafty vendors, play board games, and attend panels on topics ranging from ...

The High Stakes for "Quantico" and Its South Asian Star

Quantico, which is being marketed as a cross between Grey’s Anatomy and Homeland, has held steady ratings in the two weeks since its premiere. Critics have heralded the show for its feminist leanings, colorblind casting, and for breaking ground as the first U.S....

Can We Stop Mocking Nicki Minaj Already?

The best-selling rapper gets judged more harshly for her sexuality than white pop stars.