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On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about Amazon's cut-throat culture, Katrina ten years later, and Chelsea Manning. 

From Producer Salma Hayek, "The Prophet" Focuses on the Political Power of Poetry

Salma Hayek and Quvenzhané Wallis voice a brave mother and daughter in a new animated film that focuses on the political power of poetry. The film is based on a collection of 26 poems that Kahlil Gibran—the first Arab American poet—published in 1923. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about US/Cuba relations, Oath Keepers in Ferguson, and opening up about breast reduction surgery.

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. This summer, she's leaving the show after 44 years and Sesame Street is moving to HBO. It's all happening so fast! Keeping this show accessible to Americans who can’t shell out for HBO is important. Even without Maria, I hope my little nephews can enjoy the same diverse representation that I loved...

New Study Shows That Films Made By Women Have Better Female Characters

An analysis shows that films with even one woman on the writing team have more speaking parts, less sexualized roles for women. 

In MTV Documentary "White People," We Watch White Folks Awkwardly Talk About Race

In the film, journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas travels across the U.S. to engage college-aged white people in conversations about what it means to be a white person in America.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about decriminalizing sex work, junk food, and taking a compliment. 

Introducing the New There's So Much To Explore

Bitch began its life as a beautifully drawn, hand-stapled ‘zine 19 years ago. 

Issa Rae Points Out A Problem With the TV Industry: It's Very White

Issa Rae, the thirty-year-old writer, director, and star of hit webseries The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, has millions of fans. Two years ago, HBO hired Rae to write a pilot for a show starring her. But since then, the show hasn’t become a reality. Unfortunately, Rae found that her creative vision was being dismissed. 

Our New Website Helps Publish and Promote Hundreds of Feminist Writers

Bust out the party hats, it's time to celebrate our new website! Read this letter from Bitch Media Online Editor Sarah Mirk.