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This Open Comic to the Supreme Court Makes the Affordable Care Act Fun (Really!)

Bitch contributor and super-smart cartoonist Jen Sorensen has an "Open Letter to the Supreme Court About Health Insurance" up at Kaiser Health News that is totally worth a read/look. I know what you're thinking (that a mere conversation about insurance can be depressing, let alone an illustrated comic), but Jen's piece not only breaks down the Affordable Care Act in a way that's easy to...

Lady Business: Poppin' Pink Collars and Devaluing Women's Work

The New York Times writes that our country is in such economic peril that men who used to be able to work respectable white collar positions or even blue collar ones are now intrepidly and patriotically finding honor in the lowly positions of women. Apparently it has been this dire for at least a decade. A Times analysis showed that occupations that are more than 70...

Mad Men: The Pryce of "Commissions and Fees"

Where to start with last night's Mad Men?

Adventures in Feministory: Pauline Kael

"I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him."

Lady Business: The False Conflict of Work, Feminism, and Motherhood

Feminists at work, whether they are mothers or not, have yet to reconcile several conflicts related to class, race, and culture. Most conversations about women in the workplace fall along two lines: they are single and ruthless, or they are coupled and supported outside of corporate work by a partner who helps them tend to family life. I have a feeling that there are many more working...

BitchTapes: Ten Songs About Patriarchy

Here are ten songs (kinda, sorta) about patriarchy, because, deep down inside, isn't pretty much every song about patriarchy?

Avenging Women: The Goddess Trope

As the loud and obnoxious daughter of an extremely religious Hindu family, I grew up very fascinated with Ma Kali. Considering the fact that her anger defines her and that she is worshipped for her powers of destruction made me feel less like a freak for being so angry all the time. Today I would tell my 12- year-old self that I wasn't so wrong for being angry at misogyny or racism, but in...

On Our Radar: Snow White, Urban Outfitters, and 50 Shades of Grey

Another week, another news cycle devoted to John Edwards' sex life. Here are some non-Edwardian links for your Friday!

  • Mari Naomi interviews Alison Bechdel in text and comic form! [The Rumpus]
  • Why on EARTH is Urban Outfitters selling these "ironic" Mitt Romney t-shirts? [Brokelyn]
  • Hey Portland and PacNWers, the Women of Color Zine Symposium is happening tomorrow...

Bitch Radio: Shortstacks, Fame + Fortune, and Reply Girls

As you may have noticed, Bitch Radio has been on a brief hiatus. Have no fear though, feast your ears on another episode of Shortstacks, a collaboration with our friends from Audio Smut!

This episode takes a closer look at the internet backlash against the "reply girls" of YouTube. Here's what Audio Smut has to say:

Bitch magazine's latest issue explores our society's...

Fertile Ground: Ecofeminism Needs Fighters

So what is an eco-minded feminist to do amidst this world of depressing destruction? All I can advise is this: Get out there. Educate yourself. Do something and know you did that something.