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Revenge of the Feminerd: X-Men Goes Retro

I enjoyed most of X-Men: First Class. The acting, special effects, and writing were excellent, except possibly the two times Xavier tries to hit on women in bars by saying they have "groovy mutation[s]".

But then again, the whole movie had a cheesy retro vibe to it, with its Cold War setting and costumes (turtlenecks for the men, not much clothing at all for the women)...

Political InQueery: Yes We Might

It has only been a few years since the "yes we can" wave made landfall in Washington, DC, ushering in Barack Obama and a broad sense of hope, after two long Bush administrations, during which progressives were increasingly alienated and frustrated. While President Obama was marketed, during the last campaign, as a liberal politician, his political stances on everything from same-sex marriage...

On Our Radar

Bringing you fine, feminist work from around the web!

  • Bitch YA Blogger Jessica Stites follows up on police response to Ms.' petition demanding they apologize for having a woman who reported her rape fined.
  • Queerty shares a video and list, "Just In Case You Forgot Why The Family Research Council Is A Hate Group."
  • Monica at TransGriot provides a history...

BitchTapes: Historical Figures

This week's BitchTapes is comprised of songs devoted to historical figures!

Playlist & more after the jump!

Bitch YA Book Club: Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

For this month's YA book club, Jennie Law asks Erin Blakemore, Ellen Papazian, and Nona Willis Aronowitz what they thought about Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott. Add your own answers to Jennie's questions (or come up with your own discussion points) in the comments section!

Internet Crush: I'm Not Racist But...

Time for Internet Crush! A new series highlighting the latest thing on the interwebs that we love.

You can pick your friends, but you can't always pick what shows up in your news feed (no matter how much I've messed with my Facebook settings). I'm Not Racist But... is a website that's been gaining notoriety recently for its screenshots of publicly available Facebook posts featuring the...

Electro Feminisms: So Long and Thanks For All The Beats

But sadly, there's only so much material you can cram in to such a rich topic as women in electronic music. Read on more for some suggestions!

Bitch Popaganda: Those Were the Days Edition

Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Julie, Deb, and Kelsey discuss the fall TV lineup, the significance of the prom, and just what's up with Anthony Weiner.

You can listen to the podcast right here, or you can subscribe to Bitch Media on iTunes to download it and listen on the go. (The episode is also available at archive.org. A transcript...

Revenge of the Feminerd: Counsellor Troi and Telepathic Rape

To five-year-old me, Counsellor Troi was more appealing than Disney princesses: beautiful and serene and intuitive, but also she got to go on cool missions and sit on the bridge of the Enterprise and tell the Captain the truth about his own motivations. Troi was the first action figure in my Trek collection, and when I started reading Star Trek novels in grade 6, I always went for the...

Political InQueery: Out of the Gate in an Information-Rich World

Right around the corner is the first New Hampshire debate of the 2012 presidential election. Participating are seven people—not necessarily candidates, mind you—with aspirations for the White House, if not declared campaigns. It may be an event co-sponsored by CNN, and held in the state with the first stab at primary season, but many politics watchers question whether any of the people at the...

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