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Iconography: Morgan le Fay

One of the world's most enduring literary traditions has to be the Arthurian legend, which gives us the most intriguing figure of Morgan le Fay. Mother, sister, lover, healer, and witch, she's had to be extremely flexible to fit the changing requirements of Arthurian narratives. She's been an ally to Arthur, the wicked witch, and she's presently popular as an object of feminist reclamation. Let's...

Race Card: Single Black Women and the Motherhood Debate

If you haven't had your fill of stories about lonely, unwed black women, check out The Root's piece advising African-American ladies who've made marriage a prerequisite for childbirth to consider conceiving without a "ring on it," as Beyoncé would say.

In "Planning for Single Motherhood," contributing Root editor Jacque Reid describes her longing to have a child and recent...

Iconography: Independent Women

We're going to leave the 19th century soon, but not before we've covered a certain breed of independent woman literary icon. At a time when divorce was the height of scandal, Louise Mallard and Nora Helmer were literary characters who looked to a better life without their husbands. And they suffered terribly for it. Let's explore the rise of representations of women learning to live their lives...

Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: Disarm

Deja vu this week on Grey's Anatomy as the team at Seattle Grace is plunged into helping the victims of a shooting rampage on a school campus. A whole lot of healing over the first half of the season has been building up to this moment. How do they handle it? And what in blazes is Teddy up to?!

All this and more (spoilers galore!) after the break!

The Long Goodbye: OWN-ing a Network

Owning a network doesn't mean you offer up fresh programming. Even if you're Oprah. Also, Dr. Phil can go away now please.

BitchTapes: Girls Who Drum

One of my many resolutions for 2011 is to learn how to play the drums. So I decided to get inspired by making a mix. Here it is—a sampling of songs backed by rad ladies!

Tracklist and more after the jump!

On Our Radar

Happy first week of a new decade, y'all! Here's what we've been reading at Bitch HQ as we dive into the 20-teens.

  • Gender Focus has up a nice list of their favorite things of 2010. Like an NPR Top Ten list, but with more True Blood and trans rights!
  • Feminists With Disabilities (FWD) announced that it has ceased production, and will be maintained as an archive and blogroll...

The Long Goodbye: What's it like to work for Oprah?

Working for Oprah is fun! And rewarding. If only that pesky personal life would go away...

Douchebag Decree: Andrew Wakefield and his Fake Research Data

Douchebag Decrees around here are often on the tongue-in-cheek side, but every once in a while someone's actions are so heinous that even we can't make puns about them. This is one of those times. According to an independent study published by the British Medical Journal, researcher Andrew Wakefield's 1998 paper linking autism to the MMR vaccine was "an elaborate fraud." That's right; his study...

Beyond the Panel: An interview with Dorothy Gambrell of Cat and Girl

Hello, and welcome to Bitch's new weekly series on webcomics, Beyond the Panel! I'm Rachel McCarthy James, sometimes known as RMJ. You may remember me from my previous guest-blogging stint here last summer, TelevIsm, or my blog, Deeply Problematic. This time, I'm here to write about webcomics and the people who create them by interviewing cartoonists and comic creators who occupy a...

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