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The Long Goodbye: Oprah, Gayle, and Stedman. Oh My?

Oprah on choosing your own family, and having to address the gay rumors...again.

Bitch in a Box: THE VIDEO

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Bitch programming to bring you this, the audio/video component of our Bitch in a Box feminist holiday gift guide. It just might be the coolest thing you've seen all year, so prepare yourselves. You might also want to be sure you watch somewhere where you can sing along, dance along, and laugh until you fall out of your chair.  

Adventures in Feministory: Dolores Jim

Today's installment of Adventures in Feministory is about a woman who fought for freedom in the Mexican Revolution, reminding her male cohorts that the equal rights they were fighting for should include women as well as men. Meet Dolores Jiménez y Muro: teacher, writer, activist, and Colonel in the Mexican Revolutionary Army.

Bechdel Test Canon: Ma vie en rose

Notes on Alain Berliner's 1997 Ma vie en rose, which remains one of the few fictional films about transgendered children.

Iconography: Octavia E. Butler and Rewriting the Other

Octavia E. Butler is most likely the best writer I've ever encountered. That's certainly true technically: she's flawless. I mean that there is literally not a thing I would change in her writing, and that is absolutely unique. But it's her incisive, loving explorations of a broken world that will blow your mind wide open.

On Our Radar

It's Friday, which means it's time for a look back at what blipped onto our radar here at Bitch HQ this week!

  • Amanda Hess posted a take-down of the New York Times' latest fashion trend: transexuals! 
  • Sady Doyle at The Awl wrote about feminism, pop culture, and Aliens. Needless to say, it caught our attention in all the best ways. 
  • It's "My Little...

BitchTapes: Lux

Light, in the winter months, feels like a commodity. As the days get shorter and darkness encroaches we tend to recede into our homes earlier in the evening, where we can create our own light. This source, electric, solar, and imagined, receives a new awareness in the wintertime, and perhaps a greater appreciation. This week's BitchTapes revolves around the precious lux. Track list after the...

From the Library: Feminist Mystery Novels

We love feminist mystery novels. We love them so much that we decided to devote three months of book clubs to them. In November we read Gaudy Night, Dorothy Sayer's 1935 book that has been called the first feminist mystery novel. In January we're reading Everything You Have is Mine by Sandra Scoppettone. And in February we'll be reading Laura Lippman's To The Power of Three. (Are you in...

The Long Goodbye: What's Class Got to Do With It?

Taking a look back at the Oprah/Hermes incident.

Bitch in a Box: Holiday Guide to Sock Monkeys!

No matter what you celebrate this time of year, chances are you're going to need to buy a gift for someone, and that's where our "Bitch in a Box" series comes in! Between now and the end of the month, we (Bitch HQ staff and interns) will be taking turns writing themed gift guides designed to please even the scroogiest feminists on your shopping list. After the jump, my guide to making and...