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True Blood: Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Last night's True Blood started as Bill & Eric's Excellent Adventure and ended up more like Bill & Eric's Bogus Journey.

Lafayette is indeed a fine ass motherfucker with some pretty new eyelashes.

Introducing RetroPop: Connecting Today

The world's biggest flirt has triumphed over a social revolutionary on the pop charts: Carly Rae Jepsen and her flouncy seven-week chart topper "Call Me Maybe" finally unseated Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" as the longest-running number one single for a female singer with the Interscope label.

Flirty summer fun winning out over social comment, according to the dollars we are...

On Our Radar: Gabby Douglas, How Not to Write About Women, and Some Spoken Word For Your Weekend!

Have you been keeping up with the Olympics? If you have, then this has surely been an exciting week. Other things have been exciting too though. Here's what we've been reading/watching.

  • Smile, it makes you seem less threatening. Racially biased commentary in the Olympics is a thing, but if you just shrug it off and smile real big, it's okay, right? Ummm, no. But look,...

Project Runway Season 10: Double Up

Last night was Project Runway's first team challenge of the season and a blast from the past for longtime fans. How did our designers fare?

Sonjia, you are a treasure.

BitchTapes: Pickathon 2012 Preview

I'm pleased as punch to be headed out to Pickathon, an inde and roots music festival all-weekend camp-a-thon in Portland. From this year's lineup, at least 15 bands are women or feature women prominently, including their big headliner for the festival, Neko Case. This week's Bitchtapes gives you a sampling of the folk, roots, and jams of Pickathon. If you can't make the festival, Seattle's...

Thinking Kink: Gay S&M in Pop Music, Then and Now

Back in 1983, Frankie said "Relax" and a media unsettled by gay S&M did the exact opposite. A generation later, we pride ourselves on being a little cooler with queerness and BDSM, but I suspect there are still some double standards when it comes to gay men getting kinky....

Beyond Judy Blume: We've Come a Long Way, Baby

Thanks to a generous grant from the fine people at Oregon Humanities, we'll be spending the next few months exploring identity and sexuality in young adult literature here on the Bitch blogs.

Judy Blume is known for writing about topics like teen sex, masturbation, and menstruation before it was cool to do so, and she's often credited with redefining young adult literature as...

Watch This: No Joke. Choice Matters. Everywhere. (Bonus: Issa Rae is in it!)

The folks at Pathfinder International just launched No Joke. #ChoiceMatters. Everywhere., a campaign to raise awareness about international reproductive health care. The campaign is focused on building a movement to help more people around the globe access modern contraceptives, and the video is hilarious too. Seriously!

It's not funny. (But the video is pretty funny.)

Douchebag Decree: Don't Let Chick-fil-A Distract You From the Douchiness that is the Latest Hooters Campaign

The new Hooters campaign features two owl puppets—a devil and an angel—meant to represent the internal conflict many customers face when eating fried food at what is basically the world's least gratifying strip club. On the one hand, you consider yourself a nice person, but on the other hand, you want to objectify women while you eat lunch! What to do???

You eat at Hooters, duh....

Punk Planet: Who Wants to Free Pussy Riot, and Why?

Pussy Riot is an anti-authoritarian feminist punk band. So why have they become the rallying cry of the international patriarchy?

 

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