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Bringing Up Baby: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infant Care in TVLand

Hello, fellow Bitch readers! I'm a freelance journalist, editor, writer, and blogger, and I warmly welcome you to the first post of my guest blog series, Bringing Up Baby, which will explore pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care as represented on television (and, occasionally, in film and the mainstream media). My goal is to introduce babies as an important topic for...

Isn't He Lovely: Fear and Loathing of Asian American Male Sexuality

This is the first of two related posts.

When I decided to write about the Western stereotype of the emasculated Asian American male, I understood going into the topic that this would be an exercise in imparting while learning—and that I needed an expert guide. I therefore turned to Amy Sueyoshi, Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies and Sexuality Studies at San...

BitchTapes: Creation Myths

I try not to read magazines like People and US Weekly too often; I don't want my money, attention, or time supporting the creeps that hang out in Angelina Jolie's bushes. But there is, pretty undeniably, a facet to human nature that likes to gossip, likes to know secrets, and likes to read between the lines. Instead of threatening the safety of overpaid, spoiled...

Bitch Popaganda: Chicks, Flicks, and Retro Pricks Edition

Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Julie, Kjerstin, and Kelsey discuss fall TV's "season of the vagina," Mindy Kaling's "Flick Chicks," and the retro sexism of Pan Am and the Playboy Club.

Links and more after the jump!

On Our Radar

Another week, another round of blogs to read!
  • Anita Sarkeesian and Feminist Frequency were featured on a French blog this week (translated version sans video ici)! 
  • Miss "Grey's Rounds"? Everett Maroon is recapping Grey's Anatomy at his site, Trans/plant/portation. 
  • I'm planning on taking the weekend off reading stories from Mindy Kaling's new book into the...

Preacher's Daughter: American Civil Religion and Masculinity in Country Music

Toby Keith is back with a brand new ode to God and country called "Made in America" (lyrics):

Isn't He Lovely: For Boys and Their Bodies, Average Is the New Ripped

Talk to a group of teen boys, and they'll probably tell you that, sure, they'd like to have the swoon-inducing sex appeal of Justin Bieber, Taylor Lautner, or whomever is playing the newest iteration of the Degrassi High heartthrob. But do they want to look like them, immaculately styled and toned to the max? No way, bro.

Thursday Night 'Lights: Who Won Must-See TV's Battle Royale?

In a kooky coincidence, the phrase "battle royale" was uttered on both Community and Parks and Recreation. In the spirit of the strange competitions exhibited on both shows this week, I'm going to crown one of our NBC comedies the winner of the Thursday Night Battle Royale.

(Spoiler alert: It wasn't the show filmed in front of a live studio audience.)

Preacher's Daughter: Willow, Xander, and the Prayer of St. Francis

Season six is my favorite season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I like the dark themes, and I like seeing Willow grow up and mature as a result of her grief. (I also like the musical episode.) Recently, I was talking over Buffy when my friend, Bitch contributor Emily Manuel, reminded me about the surprising musical accompaniment to that season's final moments. This is the moment when...

Douchebag Decree: Reebok EasyTone's Butt Claims Are Full of Shit

Remember Reebok's line of EasyTone shoes? The ones with the dry-heave-inducing commercials that claim to "make your boobs jealous" by toning your butt? Yeah, turns out that wasn't just a sexist ad campaign, it was also a lie.