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Adventures in Feministory: Women in the US Military

Yesterday was Memorial Day in the US. To commemorate, here are five women who revolutionized the country's armed forces. These women may not be pop icons, but they certainly deserve time in the spotlight for their noted "firsts," some welcoming, some not.

Revenge of the Feminerd: Geek Peeves

Today I list my top five feminerd annoyances, including the lack of LGBT characters on Star Trek, sexist comics at The Oatmeal, and "chainmail bikini"-type video game costumes for women.

 

Bitchtapes: Going Places

Whether you're leaving town, taking a drive, or just moving the eff ON, here's a mix that will have you covered no matter where you're going! Track list after the jump.

On Our Radar

Friday is linkday!

  • Bitch Leadership Council member and Feminist Coming Out Day organizer Lena Chen shares her experiences writing a popular sex blog as a college student on Salon.
  • RH Reality Check passes on a video of parents of a killed gay soldier speaking out for marriage equality in Minnesota.
  • Marcia Herring evaluates Degrassi's surprisingly (and...

From the Library: More Online YA Book Clubs Coming Soon!

Have you been following our online YA book clubs? If not, there's no need to worry. We've still got three YA books left to discuss on our blog, and our next discussion is happening just one week from today! On June 3rd we'll be discussing Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott. Then, on July 1st we'll share our thoughts on Ash by Malinda Lo, and on August 5th we'll discuss A Tree Grows in...

Electro Feminisms: Kemistry and Storm, DJ Duo

DJ duos are rare, and female ones even more so, so I can't help wondering if it was this very fact that kept drum n bass duo Kemistry and Storm working in the scene for so long. In individualistic economies that run around (male) auteur geniuses, two women perhaps have a better chance of surviving institutional sexism together.

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Talking with Annie Murphy about Gay Genius

What alternative? Whose underground? We feel that queer comics artists/comics artists of color (and cartoonists of other marginalized groups) have always been relegated to the underground of the underground. This just won't do! This is where Gay Genius comes in.

This excerpt from the "manifesto" on Gay Genius's 2010 Kickstarter campaign sums up a lot of the impetus...

Gay Genius Anthology For Sale at Bitchmart!

After interacting with MacArthur Genius Grant recipients at her school, Annie Murphy (author of I Still Live) began to wonder about what makes a genius. "Somebody just comes out of the blue, taps you on the shoulder, and gives you a lot of money?" She realized that her creative friends had just as much, if not more, genius. The seeds of Gay Genius, were planted. Several...

Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: Prognosis

With every diagnosis comes a prognosis! We know Grey's Anatomy is back in the fall with another season, but what's going to happen, and where can the show go? The Grand Rounds crew has a few thoughts, and we bet you do too!

Fuze Wants to Be in Your Club

This commercial campaign leaves me conFUZEd. Read on for discussion of genderless fruit, fat-shaming and the marketing of rebellion.

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