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WTF Files: Alphanail Polish for Men and Fighters

Are you looking for a way to take something that is traditionally considered feminine and make it hypermasculine beyond belief? Look no further than Alphanail, the online nail polish retailer for "men and fighters."

Adventures in Feministory: Billie Jean King

As the WNBA prepares to celebrate its 15th season, let us take a look back at one of the women who paved the way for women's professional and amateur sports today, Billie Jean King.

Dark of the Matin

I have always had a baseless, irrational hatred for Cameron Diaz. I've never kept up with any tabloid news about her personal life, so it's not like I think she's a bad person; I don't even think she's a bad actress. I just don't like her. So it was inevitable that I would have disliked Bad Teacher, even if it hadn't been so... bad.

Sexual Inadequacy: The Rawhide Kid

The message of The Rawhide Kid reboot—that there is nothing inherently straight or male about being able to defend oneself or attaining mastery of the "manly arts"—is one I never tire of seeing. But why the explicit content warning?

Political InQueery: The Trick of Measuring Up

Ronald Reagan has nearly reached mythic status in this early part of the 21st century as something of a Republican's Republican. Every year in Congress, no matter which party controls the House, at least one representative introduces a bill to name something big after Reagan, or to build a monument, or make space on Mt. Rushmore, and so on. But looking at Reagan's domestic agenda reveals that...

Bitchtapes: Whitewashed Rock

To wrap up Black Music Month, I thought I'd feature just a few popular songs that were originally recorded by black artists...only to become more popular (and profitable) by white artists. I'm not advocating for any version over the other (okay, so Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog" blows Elvis's out of the water), and the spectrum of cover/standards/tributes/stealing is vast and complex, it's...

Bitch Popaganda: It's the Finale Countdown!

Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Andi, Brian, and Kelsey recap the season finales of AMC's The Killing and HBO's Game of Thrones. Also in this episode: Mary McNamara's recent LA Times article and the burning question, Why do we care about these shows so much?

Transcript available here (.doc).

On Our Radar

Highlights from this week on the web.

  • The Root recognizes 15 years of the WNBA. Here's to tall women!
  • Despite the endurance and growth of women's professional sports, Feministing reports on Wimbledon's contest to choose the best looking female player. One ace forward, two unforced errors back.
  • xoJane endorses the My Body Gallery. What do you think of this body...

Revenge of the Feminerd: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

Everything has its season: ET had to go home, Sisko had to go be with the Prophets, Yoda had to become one with the force, Professer Xavier and Magneto had to go their separate ways, and so too this blog series has to come to an end.

From the Library: Upcoming YA Book Club: Ash by Malinda Lo

Next up for the Bitch YA Book Club is Ash by Malinda Lo, a queer and feminist retelling of the story of Cinderella. We'll be discussing the book on Friday, July 1st, so you've still got some time to get your hands on a copy!

Ellen Papazian will be asking Erin Blakemore, Jennie Law, Jessica Stites, Nona Willis Aronowitz, and YOU to share thoughts on the book. Interested...