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Buy This Print: Primal!

Now you can buy limited-edition prints of some of our favorite Bitch covers! To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we've got 15 archival giclee prints to choose from, all on high-quality, heavy watercolor paper, suitable for framing. Each print offers gorgeous photos, cool illustrations, nifty typography, and lots of color to perk up your living space. To show you what they look like in...

Adventures in Feministory: Stevie Smith

Author Florence Margaret "Stevie" Smith was born in England in 1902. Though her family called her "Peggy," Smith's friends dubbed her "Stevie" after Steve Donoghue, a famous British jockey. Smith was diagnosed with tuberculosis at age five and was in and out of sanatoriums for years, sparking a lifelong fascination with death.

Political InQueery: On Deck GOP Candidates

While the US Women's soccer team went to the World Cup finals against Japan and the last Harry Potter movie demolished the box office record for an opening weekend, three quiet news accounts about new candidates for the White House filtered through the press. Yes, World Cup soccer is more exciting (at least at the finals level--penalty kicks! accusations of faking injuries!), but there are...

Murder, She Blogged: Lund

AMC's The Killing, which recently concluded its first season and has been renewed for a second, is as close to Twin Peaks as 21st century television gets. Set in Seattle, homicide detective Sarah Linden investigates the murder of a teenage girl. That's it - a single murder investigation carried out over 13 hours of television, filled with red herrings, unfolding motives and dead ends...

Sexual Inadequacy: The FAIR Education Act

One of the first squares I always fill in "Hateful Conservative Press Release Bingo" is the one devoted to references to child abuse or to the claim that queers are more likely to abuse children. This perpetually debunked claim is almost always trotted out in national debates about providing queer-inclusive sex education. It is a disgusting lie that puts children in danger by preparing them to...

Buy This Print: Masculinity!

Now you can buy limited-edition prints of some of our favorite Bitch covers! To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we've got 15 archival giclee prints to choose from, all on high-quality, heavy watercolor paper, suitable for framing. Each print offers gorgeous photos, cool illustrations, nifty typography, and lots of color to perk up your living space. To show you what they look like in...

Buy This Print: Truth & Consequences

Now you can buy limited-edition prints of some of our favorite Bitch covers! To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we've got 15 archival giclee prints to choose from, all on high-quality, heavy watercolor paper, suitable for framing. Each print offers gorgeous photos, cool illustrations, nifty typography, and lots of color to perk up your living space. To show you what they look like in...

On Our Radar

Some links for your mindgrapes.

  • The day after Jos from Feministing reported on Google +'s gender problem, the company announced the option to make gender private on its profiles. One point for feminist bloggers!
  • Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat offers Essence readers her perspective on the Mac McClelland essay.
  • s.e. smith at Tiger Beatdown exposes the...

Bitch Popaganda: Our Humps Edition

It's time for another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Ann, Kjerstin, and Kelsey discuss Erica Jong's Times op-ed "Is Sex Passé?," Ann Powers article for NPR "Pop's Punching Bag: Hating the Black Eyed Peas" (and how we feel about the Peas in general), and the new FX show Wilfred.

Transcript on the way soon!

From the Library: Summer Reading Had Me a Blast

This month, we're kicking off our second annual Bitch Library Summer Reading Program in Portland, OR. The prize incentives (yes, you win prizes if you read books from our library this summer) certainly help everyone get in the mood for a one-on-one with a good book. I asked around to find out what everyone at Bitch HQ is reading this summer. Here are some of the books that we're currently...

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