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Beyond Judy Blume: Which Young Adults are They Courting?

We've spent the first couple weeks of this series talking about the need for YA lit that explores teen identity and sexuality, and remembering books that changed the way we thought about ourselves, our identity, and our worlds. Teens and adults continue to embrace YA lit, and characters with diverse identities continue to make their way onto the pages of YA books. This is great, of...

Games On! Raise Your Voice (Unless You're a Female Sports Commentator)

Clare Balding has been a regular fixture on the sports scene since the early '90s. She's a former amateur jockey, and she's one of the few out lesbians in British television. Her coverage of the 2012 Olympics drew rave reviews, and won her a prestigious contract as the face of Channel 4's racing coverage as well as the Paralympics coverage starting next week over on the BBC. But it hasn't all...

BiblioBitch: PoC Zine Project

I'll admit, I kind of fudged when I said this would be a three-part series about zine artists I love. Honestly, I could probably do a fifty part series on zine artists I love, then publish it as a memoir called Can I Be You? But I'm not doing that, and instead, I'm going to take a few minutes to tell you about something really important. A couple of weeks ago, you might have stopped...

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...

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