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BitchTapes: Beach Party!

It seems like just yesterday we were transitioning from winter to spring... but now summer is here! And with it comes a steep, almost exponential increase in readily available advice on how to hate your body, courtesy of the magazine rack. There's plenty of instructions on how to flatten your stomach (don't breathe) and mandates to buy rhinestone-encrusted flip-flops and expensive bathing suits...

The Young and The Feckless: An Interview with Refuse the Silence's Morgane Richardson

I stumbled across Morgane Richardson's Refuse the Silence project via a link on Twitter. Immediately, it made me think of a discussion in the comments section of an earlier Y&F post about where the stories and conversations around the non-archetypical Millennial experience were and the need to bring attention to these stories as a means of fleshing out and adding dimensions to the (at...

Tuning In: Up Dawson's Creek

A look back at Dawson's Creek, which offered music as a potential site for self-actualization to its female characters.

Sm{art}: Does it matter if your vibrator is sexy?

How many times have I heard people describe a new new laptop computer or i-Whatever as sexy? So much so that apple has built a brand on technology that people want to touch, hold, explore. Sleek, clean, shiny. High-touch and high-tech. And yet, when I think of sex toys design, I often think garish, clunky, and tacky. Why would the ultimate in touchable tech not follow suit?

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TelevIsm: The Numbers

Spoiler Alert! Don't say we didn't warn you... Image: Sayid, wearing a beret, looks down. In the first post in this series, I looked at how white and nonwhite characters in representation and death on the Island at the center of Lost. While the Island is the focus of Lost, flashbacks and other off-island plots are the main way in which the show develops individual characters, and these...

Grab your bags, Portland, it's the spring clothing swap!

Attention PDX-ers (that's code for Portland, Ore. residents)! Don't forget that next Tuesday is the semi-annual Bitch Clothing Swap!

Note: Leslie Hall will not actually be present at the clothing swap. But that doesn't mean there won't be a sequined leotard with your name on it.

This year we'll be at the happening Jupiter Hotel at E. 8th and Burnside. It's only $10 to attend and swap to...

The Lady Is a Tramp: Safer-Sex Kit Survey Says...

If you could bundle the perfect safer-sex kit, what would you put in it?

Travelling Saleswoman

Folks Good Morning! Today marks my introductory blog post for Bitch, a publication I have such admiration and appreciation for, it has taken me several months to settle on what I might write about that would be worthy of the association. I decided to discuss my travels and travails as a touring musician, with a focus on the women's advocacy work with which I am involved. There will also be...

Douchebag Decree: Caitlin Flanagan, our first Douchebag All-Star!

 

Sometimes a simple acknowledgment of douchery just isn't enough. Sometimes you have to step back and marvel at how consistent, how dedicated, how impressively shameless a person's commitment to being a total asshole is. And that's why Bitch has decided it's time to start recognizing those individuals as the All-Star douchebags they are. Practically, it just makes sense: We plan...

The Lady Is A Tramp: Auntiehood

...what the heck could I possibly tell him, being a bit of an outlier in my own family?

Perhaps it's that exact status that allows me to be the perfect aunt.

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