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Douchebag Decree: That Racist Swedish Cake and Everyone Who Had a Piece in It.

Like many, I find these images racist, repulsive, and anti-woman. But, because this cake was consumed at museum and not, (believe it or not) at a pathetic frat party, and this cake was conceived as performance art, we will discuss further.

Hot Streaming Action!: Watch the Feminist Porn Awards Live

The Feminist Porn Awards is staging its seventh annual awards ceremony tomorrow night, and for the first time ever, folks at home can watch the awards ceremony live-streaming at, so you can cheer for your favorite fisters, dirty-talkers, and filmmakers to take home the butt plug-shaped statuette. Girlzporn's editor-in-chief Alison Lee, a former organizer of the Feminist...

Why Everyone is Losing Their Shit Over the Magic Mike Trailer

The Internet echoed with the sounds of thumpa-thumpa strip club music as the trailer for Steven Soderbergh's hotly anticipated film Magic Mike hit the web last night. Why all the hype?

In case you were wondering.

Is Social Media the Final Visi(bi)lity Frontier?

I've spent the majority of this series discussing bisexual visibility (and lack thereof) in film and television. This isn't an accident—I'm a filmmaker and cinephile, so my passions and cultural points of reference tend to fall within the realm of audio-visual media. But these types of media have some significant flaws, the biggest one being that they tend to create isolating viewing...

End of Gender: Public (Trans)portation

When the TSA announced a new line of body scanners that were supposedly less-invasive, gender-nonconforming folks excitedly packed their bags.

But when a traveler prepares to be scanned, security staff must press one of two buttons: "blue" for "men" and "pink" for "women."

Fertile Ground: OCCUPY the Earth

I began as an urban gardener. Urban farming is imperative to cities, and I had thought my husband and I would eventually be urban farmers—but alas, that is not where life has taken us, and we currently rent land in a halfway suburb, one that straddles concrete city and corn-strewn country.

Required Reading: Banned Books and Black Ink

Judy Blume made it to the the top of the American Library Association's "Most Frequently Challenged Authors" list in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2010.

Now at BitchMart: Jennifer's Journal by Jennifer Crut

We're very excited to announce the newest book available at BitchMart! Jennifer's Journal: The Life of a SubUrban Girl Vol. 1 is the first comic book in a series that chronicles the life of author and illustrator Jennifer Cruté. In this self-published debut, Cruté shares stories about her childhood, family, interpretations of popular culture, and her spirituality with honesty and...

Visi(bi)lity: How Bideology Battles Biphobia

Straight women: would you ever date a bisexual man? Do you think that bisexual men are more likely to spread STDs than straight men? Do you think that bisexual men are more feminine than straight men? These questions have preoccupied writer and filmmaker Arielle Loren's work for the last few years. After falling in love with a bisexual man, Loren developed The Bi-deology Project, a...

End of Gender: Melissa Harris-Perry's "Being Transgender in America" Roundtable

Last week the trailblazing scholar and MSNBC television host Melissa Harris-Perry featured a segment on being transgender in America.

In true Harris-Perry fashion, this segment blasts through typical media narratives of trans inequality by covering topics that most media commentators won't touch.