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Douchebag Decree: Bring out your douche!

This week, like most weeks, brought with it a parade of douche. However, I've been scouring the world wide web–OK, googling stuff for the past few hours–and no one d-bag is standing out head and shoulders above the rest. It's been a week of tiny douches (hold me closer, tiny douchebag!) and that calls for a douchebag roundup. Sarah Palin, Bret Easton Ellis, Michael Pollan, MIA/Lynn...

The Lady is a Tramp: Kim Cattrall Isn't A Cougar...and Neither is Samantha

Yes, I said Samantha from Sex and the City is a Size Queen. But I'd never call Samantha a cougar.

Neither would Kim Cattrall--and she refuses the label for herself. To the point she refused to pose with an actual cougar on a highly popular magazine aimed at women over 40. (Just watch the first 40 seconds. The rest of the interview is standard feature-writing 101, ice-breaker...

Sm{art}: Embodiment, a queer multimedia project

"It's time that we're represented. Each layer of us is represented."

The Lady Is A Tramp: Aiyana Stanley-Jones at the Altar of the Media

I'm taking a moment from my usual sexing-it-up posts because of the little girl pictured above. For those who don't know, her name is Aiyana Stanley Jones. And she's dead. Her family just buried her this week. She didn't die from leukemia or in a drunk-driving accident or at the hands of an abusive or negligent parent or guardian. She died for the sake of entertainment.

TelevIsm: Spoiler Alert! Lost is Heteronormative!

Lost: not so fond of non-heterosexual people, as the finale on Sunday showed! Spoilers ahoy!

Tuning In: Glee's "Theatricality"

Glee gets theatrical with the help of Lady Gaga and Kiss.

The Young and The Feckless: Bursting Bubbles

It was oddly apropos to be mulling over the idea of social bubbles over bubble tea. Totally unplanned, though (as was the choking on a tapioca pearl). A friend and I were discussing the need to stop accepting online culture as the status quo. It's exclusive and exclusionary, with its own language, its own jargon and touchstones and for all of its ubiquity, the culture of the internet isn't...

Mad World: No Cougars Please, We're Family-Friendly.

For the record, I'm not a huge fan of the term "cougar." It demonizes older women by framing them as dangerous predators who prey on younger men, and it has inspired far too many terrible jokes. However, I am also not a fan of Google AdSense's recent decision to refuse service to ads for cougar dating sites. Their reasoning? The concept of an older woman looking to date a younger man...

Adventures in Feministory: Deepa Mehta

Toronto-based filmmaker Deepa Mehta was born in Amritsar, India in 1949. Because her father was a film distributor and theater owner, she was exposed to film at a very early age. She grew up watching commercial Indian cinema, and realized the emotional power of cinema when she was just thirteen. She went to the University of Delhi, where she received a degree in philosophy. With no formal...

Bitch Blogs Commenting, version 2.0

Help us in welcoming a new addition to the Bitch Blogs: an updated and much-improved COMMENTS POLICY! As you know, we've had some issues over the past year with blow ups in the comments section, and our former comments policy just wasn't up to the job.

Oh, and while we're on the subject of blow ups, we've gotten some feedback from our readers recently in regards to comment...