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The Big Feminist BUT: Barry Deutsch's "How to Make a Man Out of Tin Foil"

We're back with more big BUT: This week, a story from Barry Deutsch about masculinity and camp. (The summer kind.)

Lady Liquor: What Makes a Drink a Girly Drink?

Cocktail culture began in the home and broke down norms around who socialized with whom, gender-wise, and I certainly know people who assume all cocktails are sweet and sugary (and therefore feminine), or that any drink with more than two ingredients is a "girly" drink. Neither of those things are true, of course, as anyone with an alcoholic grandfather or an even passing familiarity with...

Ms. Opinionated: All the Advice You Asked For, and Some You Didn't

Welcome to the latest installment of Ms. Opinionated, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to make ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist values—as well as advice on what to do when they don't. This week: what to do when your head likes the idea of non-monogamy but your heart screams, "...

Top 10 Reasons: We Value the Environment and Show it in Our Business Practices

4. We value the environment and show it in both our design and our business practices. Back in 2010, both Julie (our Executive Director) and Sara Stroo (our publishing intern at the time) thoroughly reviewed our firm commitment to environmentally friendlier business practices here at Bitch Media—and what you can do to encourage them (hint: subscribe or donate, rather than...

Bitch in a Box: Holiday Gift Guide, Nostalgia Edition!

The holidays are a time for reflecting on cherished memories. For some people, this means recalling special moments with loved ones and celebrating past accomplishments. For me, it means wallowing in all of the pop culture I liked when I was a kid. Remember the Claymation Christmas Celebration? Or the time you got that She-Ra action figure? Sure you do. And if the friends and family...

Lady Liquor: Staying Afloat at the Office Holiday Party

I've been the coworker who never missed a chance to drink with coworkers and I've been the one who hated my job so much that the last thing I wanted to do at the end of the day was spend more time with my coworkers. That turned out to be a mistake, though: at my first job out of college, the occasional beer with coworkers kept me sane, but it took me a year to even consider it....

Daddy Issues: The Pursuit of Happyness and the Trouble with the American Dream

While many men would apparently prefer a son to a daughter, that isn't reflected in pop culture, where most movies and TV shows about single or stay-at-home dads feature a father-daughter dynamic.

2006's The Pursuit of Happyness [sic] is one of a handful of movies that bucks the trend — as well as a rare example of a single dad of color. Based on the rags-to-riches story of...

On Our Radar: Willow Smith, the C-word, World AIDS Day, and WAM!'s benefit auction

We've got boat loads for you to dig into this week. From Willow Smith and Tavi Gevinson to dating customs and some organizations well worth your time, this week's On Our Radar is jam-packed! Read on...

  • Does she wip her hair back and forth, even while it's buzzed? We think so. Jada Pinkett Smith responds to why she "let" Willow Smith shave her head. #girlpower [Huffington Post]...

Select Articles from the Habit{at} Issue Now Online!

 

Now you can read and share articles from the Habit{at} issue online! Check out our Articles page and sink into...

• Katherine Cross's long read on why abuse in the gaming (and by extension, internet) culture happens, and why that paradigm is starting to shift ("Game Changer").• Seth Kershner's take on the Navy's new interest in young women in STEM fields ("Navy Steals...

BitchTapes: Secular Winter

BitchTapes: Secular Winter from BitchTapes on 8tracks Radio.

This time of year, turn on the radio or go to the grocery store and your ears are flooded with Christmas songs. Whether you love it or hate it, take a break from it with this mix. Today's BitchTapes is full of songs that will get you in the mood for the...

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