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Sexual Inadequacy: Ambiguously Gay Wizards

I've noticed a trend in the content attributed to and depicting the three male Harry Potter leads—Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, and Daniel Radcliffe—and the running joke that they might secretly be gay for one another. This idea isn't original to them, of course. The male leads of any science fiction or fantasy epic will be paired off in the minds of their fandom. For example, TBS ran a...

Stage Left: On NINE and Manpain

I like Nine. I like it for its score, and I like it for the traits an observer can impart to the women. There are many female characters, and the silver lining to their being incredibly underdeveloped is that it is simple to impose one's own headcanon, to imagine their internal lives. The point is, though, that I shouldn't have to do that. When solely relying on the text, removing...

Murder, She Blogged: Why Detectives?

I've come to the half-way point of the Murder, She Blogged series, and half way through my time guest blogging here at Bitch, so I just wanted to take a brief pause to address the question: Why detectives?

Keep Bitch in Print: A Message from the Stacks

Lots of people who come into our library ask to see the very first issue of Bitch magazine. For those who have had committed fifteen-year relationships with our print magazine, paging through that very first black and white zine is a walk through memory lane. Others, who have become quick friends with the magazine in recent years, are excited to hold that premier issue in their hands and...

We're All Mad Here: Intake Interview

Welcome to We're All Mad Here, an exciting series on depictions of mental illness (and health) in pop culture featuring the lovely Anna and s.e. smith. We thought we'd start things off with a little interview so you could get to know us, learn more about why we're doing this series, and find out what to expect from the coming weeks:

Why does it even matter? It's just...

Political InQueery: False Dichotomies in the Race for President

News of the early election season has been swamped by the stalled debt ceiling vote in Congress, but the proposals put forth by Speaker of the House Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Reid are sure to factor into stump speeches by the GOP candidates for president. And because this is my farewell in this series for Bitch Magazine's blog, I'd like to point out a few things regarding analyzing...

In Defense of the L'Or

If we already know advertisements are digitally altered, why do we have to get rid of them? Simple answer: Because humans are beautiful and it's time they know so.

On Our Radar

Here are some great links from this past week to keep your mind-gears turning!

  • For the first time ever, Tim Gunn disappointed me. Read about it on Shakesville.
  • Womanist Musings asks, "Is Touching Black Women's Hair Racist?" Get in on the discussion.
  • If you missed Stephen Colbert's take on genital hand puppets, definitely check it out ASAP on What Tami Said.
  • ...

BitchTapes: Breakup Mix #3

My friend Nicole and I commiserated over her recent break-up last night. We talked, we ate, we imbibed…..but most importantly, we had a rock-off with YouTube, our mp3 collections, and every break-up song we knew – the good, the bad, the ugly, our favorites, and some must-have suggestions from the rest of the Bitch crew. (Some classics, like Phil Collins' "Against All Odds," were vetoed due to...

Bitch Popaganda: Wise Blood Edition

Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Andi, Deb, and Kelsey discuss addiction in the media, Elisabeth Badinter in the New Yorker, and True Blood.

Links after the jump!