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Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. This summer, she's leaving the show after 44 years and Sesame Street is moving to HBO. It's all happening so fast! Keeping this show accessible to Americans who can’t shell out for HBO is important. Even without Maria, I hope my little nephews can enjoy the same diverse representation that I loved...

New Study Shows That Films Made By Women Have Better Female Characters

An analysis shows that films with even one woman on the writing team have more speaking parts, less sexualized roles for women. 

In MTV Documentary "White People," We Watch White Folks Awkwardly Talk About Race

In the film, journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas travels across the U.S. to engage college-aged white people in conversations about what it means to be a white person in America.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about decriminalizing sex work, junk food, and taking a compliment. 

Introducing the New There's So Much To Explore

Bitch began its life as a beautifully drawn, hand-stapled ‘zine 19 years ago. 

Issa Rae Points Out A Problem With the TV Industry: It's Very White

Issa Rae, the thirty-year-old writer, director, and star of hit webseries The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, has millions of fans. Two years ago, HBO hired Rae to write a pilot for a show starring her. But since then, the show hasn’t become a reality. Unfortunately, Rae found that her creative vision was being dismissed. 

Our New Website Helps Publish and Promote Hundreds of Feminist Writers

Bust out the party hats, it's time to celebrate our new website! Read this letter from Bitch Media Online Editor Sarah Mirk. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about: Bernie vs. Hilary, Target's gender neutral kids' toys, and the Chicago police.  

Three Things I Love About Our New Website Design

Bitch Art Director Kristin Rogers Brown shares an inside look at the new website design.

Drawn from Life: Phoebe Gloeckner's Diary of a Teenage Girl Hits the Big Screen

Raised in San Francisco, Phoebe Gloeckner draws her artistic influence from many of the prominent cartoonists of the 1970s Underground Comix movement.