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RuPaul's Drag Race Comic Recap: The Six Best Moments from Episode Seven

This season of RuPaul's Drag Race is nearing the end, as we continue our tireless illustrated recaps of every damn episode. In this episode, RuPaul pulls off a roast with the most. We find out which queens are funny-haha, and which queens are funny- uhhh. Our seven soul sisters sling shady snaps in the race for the crown and cash.

On “Girls” and the Line Between Awkward Sex and Rape

I've never known quite what to make of the sex scenes in Girls. While I appreciate the show's desire to examine how flawed and awkward sex can often be, the fact that the characters so often seem unsatisfied with their sex makes it difficult to distinguish an off night from sex taking place without consent. More often than not, the scenes that are...

Women's Work: It's Quittin' Time

We've come to my last entry for Women's Work, my guest blog exploring TV portrayals of women in the workforce. Thanks so much for reading, for commenting on, and for sharing these stories...

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here's some news to help you over the hump that is Wednesday!

  • Think you're living a sexism-free life?  Think again.  Andrea Grimes reveals the implications of the everyday choices feminists make and defends them. [Hay Ladies!]
  • An open letter to Michelle Williams on dressing up as and equating Native Americans with Munchkins. [The Nation]
  • Colorlines covers...

How Not to Handle a College Sexual Assault

Students at Southern California's Occidental College are filing a federal complaint against their school's response to a recent sexual assault.

Rewatching 1991's "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken," the Film About Femininity and Diving Horses

Based on a true story, the 1991 film Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken tells the story of an orphan girl named Sonora (played by Gabrielle Anwar) whose beloved horse is sold off by her aunt as punishment for Sonora's bad behavior. Sneaking off into the night, Sonora takes to the road in search of a traveling diving horse show. That's right, a TRAVELING...

Bitch at SXSW!

Austin is excited to see us!

Bitch is at the SXSW music and interactive festival in Austin, Texas this week! SXSW is the largest music festival of its kind ON THE PLANET, with more than 2,500 official bands registered to play at 100+ venues around the city. Starting Wednesday, look out for daily roundups of...

New Video Explores Video Games' Damsels in Distress

Feminist Frequency videoblogger (and former Bitch blogger!) Anita Sarkeesian has released the first episode of her new series exploring female videogame character tropes. This first episode deals with the recurring theme of damsels in distress, opening with an interesting story about legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto trying to create a game with a lead heroine that then got turned into...

The Gals in Blue: Where Are the Real-Life Olivia Bensons?

On TV, successful female cops populate some of our favorite shows. From Law and Order: Special Victims Unit's Olivia Benson(Mariska Hargitay) to The Wire's Kima Greggs (Sonja Sohn) toThe Closer's Brenda Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) to Castle's Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), we see women in law enforcement apprehending sex offenders, performing stellar...

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Here's all the feminist news on our radar today. 

A new "tablet for women" comes pre-loaded with apps for cooking, yoga, and weight loss. Really? [GoodEreader]

Atima Omara-Alwala writes about how Scandal's Olivia Pope defies stereotypes of black women. [Bitch Flicks]

In "well this is disturbing" news, a group of hackers called "RATs" are spying on...

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