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The Wedding March: The Princess Problem

At a time when young graduates struggle to find work, one former art history student's patchy résumé shouldn't be headline news. Unless of course, you happen to be Kate Middleton.

From the Library: Celebrating Feminist Poetry

April is National Poetry Month in the US, so libraries, schools, and booksellers are banding together to celebrate the importance of poetry. Here at Bitch HQ, we're excited to have an excuse to sit down with some feminist poetry. Who are your favorite feminist poets? What are your favorite feminist poems?

The Paul Reiser Show: A Somewhat Gender-Progressive Sausage/Snoozefest

If you, like me, were counting down the days until the next episode of Parks and Recreation on your Leslie+Ben=Love4EVA calendar, you may have ended up watching all of NBC's programming last night by default (except for Outsourced. Does anyone actually watch that?). This means you saw the new NBC sitcom The Paul Reiser Show.

The Games We Play: Role-Playing Morality

I don't go looking to video games for entirely accurate depictions of reality. It is an escapist hobby for a reason, as I think it is for most people. I enjoy getting away into a world of possibility and imagination. It probably explains my tendency towards RPGs. I want to enjoy myself. I want to be immersed in a story. Sometimes I want to be the hero. Sometimes I want to raze the ground...

Electro Feminisms: Ro

For a decade and a half, Roísín Murphy has been making smart, innovative, artsy electropop. Gaga who?

Read on for more.

Feminism in Focus: Women Filmmakers on Film

This past March, Women, Action, & the Media held several "WAM!-It-Yourself" satellite conferences in various cities exploring feminism and media. One component of this decentralized conferencing was spreading the conference ideas via the internet. (which I cleverly called "Feminism's YouTube") did a series called "Feminism in Focus: Interviews with Feminist Video Creators," which...

Douchebag Decree: Bret Easton Ellis

OK, we've published plenty of posts here on Glee and how it maybe isn't all it's cracked up to be. Many of us are not exactly what you'd call "fans." We know the show has problems. We get it.

What we don't get, however, is Douchebag de la Semaine Bret Easton Ellis' recent tweets about the show. To quote:

I like the idea of 'Glee' but why is it that every time I watch an...


When I was in college, I decided to try my hand at being one of those too-cool-for-cars biker girls who dons a punk rock sticker-clad helmet and a rolled up right cuff—the phase lasted approximately two weeks. A friend I had a jealousy-crush on had gone out of town for the summer and when she mentioned that she needed a place to stash her ride, I heartily volunteered to keep it. I'd hoped I...

Microaggressions: Because it IS a Big Deal

You know the fury that comes over you when you're affected by other people's prejudice? The coldness, shock, or devastation when they put you or your loved ones down over race, sexual orientation, age, gender, size, class or ability? Maybe you felt it when your folks wouldn't let you bring your partner to a family celebration, when a white woman crashed your MLK event to announce that she...

Sex and the Fat Girl: I Touch Myself

On Facebook today, Marilyn Wann shared an article on about the health benefits of touch. She added "If being fat makes a person 'untouchable,' then that's a powerful confounding variable for claims about weight and health." I definitely agree, and of course media don't present fat people as worthy of physical contact particularly of a sexual nature. However, I think we do need to...