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Pitchfork Publishes "People's List," Confirms that "People" are White Dudes

Not a welcoming space for women? Why would you say that?

Pitchfork released its People's List of the top albums since 1996 today, and it is chocked fuller o' white males than the Augusta National. Now, saying that you're surprised Pitchfork readers like Radiohead is like saying you're surprised Todd Akin doesn't have a uterus, but lists like this one still reinforce the notion...

Remembering Phyllis Diller

Legendary comedienne Phyllis Diller died yesterday at the age of 95. Though she wasn't the first woman to do standup comedy, her jokes about domestic life and her willingness to make fun of herself paved the way for countless funny ladies who came after her.

Picking on Pinterest, Life on Mars (Hill), a Q&A with Cheryl Strayed, and G-Spotting: Read Articles from the Elemental Issue!

If you subscribe to Bitch, our brand new Elemental issue is on its way to your mailbox. (If you don't subscribe you can fix that right now. Subscribe!) While you wait for it to arrive, get a sneak peek at these articles on Pinterest, Mars Hill, Cheryl Strayed, and the elusive G-spot. Excerpts and illustrations after the jump!

B-Sides: Waxahatchee for the Changing Seasons

Temperatures are still in the mid 90s and the sun's still setting after eight o'clock, but we need to brace ourselves for the eventual changing of the seasons. Luckily, we've got the perfect cure for, or accompaniment to, the end-of-summer blues: Brooklyn's Katie Crutchfield, better known as Waxahatchee. Her quiet tape echo ballads seem borne of the universe found sandwiched between...

RetroPop: Ellie Goulding's "Lights" and Emily Dickinson's Dark

For today's installment of RetroPop, the groove-friendly series in which I invite you to join in on my mashing of lady-driven Top 40 pop songs with great female works of art from the past, I suggest you flip the switch. Turn out those desk lights, turn off your overhead chandeliers, snuff your candles and for goodness' sake unplug the lava lamp....

True Blood: Sunset

Just one episode left in this season of True Blood, and everything's appropriately off the rails.

Exile in Fairyville.

On Our Radar: More "Casual" Racism, Gender Play, and Pussy Riot

Another week has gone by, and this one was my last (official) week at Bitch! Wanna be the (newest) new media intern? Check out the job description here!

  • Seriously? I said it last week, and I'll say it again, racism is racism, whether casual or not. This matters. Stop it, Lena Dunham. [Feministing]
  • Did you read that problematic piece on gender-fluid youth last week...

Pinned Down: Is Pinterest as girly as the media paints it? And if so, who cares?

In February 2012, media outlets took quite an interest in the budding social network Pinterest, and female users were at the center of nearly every story. Mashable declared that "Pinterest's female audience is changing social marketing"; Time's Techland blog asserted that "Men Are from Google+, Women Are from Pinterest." That same month, when Pinterest hit 10 million...

Annals of Junk Science: G-Spotting

On April 25, the online edition of the Journal of Sexual Medicine ran an article by cosmetic gynecologist Adam Ostrzenski, MD, who reported that he had teased a "blue grape-like" sac out of a dead woman's vagina. This was proof, he claimed, of the "anatomic existence" of the G-spot, the elusive (but much-heralded) erotogenic area that can be stimulated through...

Life on Mars (Hill): In the nation’s fastest-growing megachurch, faith and feminism don’t mix.

When Jess came to the University of Washington as a freshman, she was a feminist economics major whose postcollege goal was to land a position at an organization dedicated to social entrepreneurship. Now in her early 20s and just a few years out of college, she is married, looking forward to a life as a homemaker, and involved full-time at the Seattle-based Mars Hill...