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Lady Business: Until Next Time and Thank You

This is my last post for Lady Business. It has been a lightning fast eight weeks, but it's been so wonderful to interact with you all. I hope to trade ideas and words with you again sometime soon.

BiblioBitch: The Smart (and Spoiler-tastic) Analysis of Beyond the Wall

A book about us? Could I get the audio version? I'm a bit busy at the moment...

The book Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire (SmartPop/BenBella Books) was something I could not resist, despite the very real possibility that it would not only not answer my lingering Season Two questions, but also offer spoilers for things I didn't even...

Thinking Kink: Belle De Jour and the Professional Domme

The professional dominatrix gets to mistreat men and gets paid for it. She doesn't even have to have sex with them! How much easier could it be, right? But the "inevitable S&M episode" of Secret Diary of A Call Girl showed viewers that it's harder than it looks...

Big Richie Style: We're Objectifying the Shit Out of Joe Manganiello and Loving It

Now, there's no denying that Joe Manganiello is, as Jack Donaghy would say, "keeping it tight." No matter your type, he's an attractive guy with something to offer in the bod department. However, judging by the boners (and ladyboners) the media publicly have for this guy, we may have crossed the border from "He's Hotville" into "Objectificationland." It's like we're taking all of that...

That's Our Jam: Vote Bitch for Rose City Rollers Community Outreach Partner!

We're proud to announce that our down 'n' derby pals at the Rose City Rollers have chosen Bitch Media as a finalist to be their next community outreach partner! As mega roller derby fans, we'd love the chance to work with the Rollers to promote each other's causes and cheer each other on throughout the season. (For more on the Rose City Rollers, check out our review of Brutal Beauty,...

Lady Business: Are the Mancession, He-Covery, and Stay-At-Home Dads Good for Feminism?

The shadow argument for the old "Having it All" conversation, which should probably be retired along with cutesy words like Mancession and He-Covery, is the idea that men who are not breadwinners are undermining patriarchy and male power. I've wondered for a long time if the so-called mancession, which most mainstream media reported was the worst fallout of the recent recession because man...

B-Sides: White Lung's White-Hot "Sorry"

Sometime between White Lung's first record, It's the Evil, and their second, Sorry, the band blew up. Maybe it's because of the rock writing of singer Mish Way, who proves that not all Vice writers are raging douchebags. Maybe it's how Way sweats off things like a broken face. But really, it's probably the fact that Sorry rips like few other punk...

Bridal Party: Surprise! Misogyny is Here!

Holy moly, readers! Nothing brings misogyny to the yard like weddings and impending marriage.

Gender-essentializing is STILL a popular pastime around ideas of wedlock in Dominant Culture (I like to capitalize Dominant Culture because I often personify it like a little creature on my shoulder telling me a bunch of WTF). I believe we're all familiar with the Dominant Culture-style...

Adventures in Feministory: Georgia O'Keeffe

Many feminists have praised praised Georgia O'Keeffe for her use of "female iconography" in her art (a.k.a. her vagtastic flower paintings). But O'Keeffe always denied this association as a conscious choice and instead claimed her art revealed the sensuality of nature... which to me sounds like pretty much the same thing. At any rate, O'Keeffe has been celebrated as one of the most influential...

The Five Least (and Most) Princess-y Things About Brave

Though Merida is indeed a teenage princess whose parents want her to live a traditional life and get married, through knowledge, determination, and honest communication with her mother (and some magic—this is a Disney princess movie, after all), she subverts the princess paradigm. Well, sort of.

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