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The Young and The Feckless: An Intro to Generational Angst and Analysis

Hey Bitch readers, Welcome to The Young and The Feckless! I thought I would take this inaugural post to do a little table-setting, namely to introduce myself and to give you an idea of what the next eight weeks will have in store. My name is J. Maureen Henderson (ask what the J stands for at your own peril) and I write extensively about Generation Y/Millennial issues and youth culture more...

BitchTapes: Hey Dude, don't make it bad.

                        

A recently revived obsession with Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' inspired me to share my fave songs penned with a named woman in mind. But of course, the mix has been done, and quite well. So I got to thinking (yes, in that Carrie Bradshaw kind of way) and wondered what the general feeling was of songs penned by women about men. Conclusion? Unlike the lovelorn...

I Can Has Feminizm?

Easter is tomorrow, and whether you celebrate the holiday or not you can still partake in the holiday's most delicious of joys: candy. Easter candy is the best candy of the entire year – it's better than Halloween candy or Valentine's Day candy or even Christmas candy. Don't agree? Well, you can leave your thoughts in the comments section, but you're gonna have to answer to this LOLcat (or...

Reproductive Writes: Keep Talking Part 2: An Interview with Laura Eldridge

Laura Eldridge is a women's health writer and activist. She began working with the founder of the women's health movement and author of The Doctor's Case Against The Pill, Barbara Seaman, when studying at Barnard College. Starting out as an an intern she progressed to become co-author on the publications Body Politic: Dispatches From The Women's Health Revolution and The No-Nonsense Guide To...

Reproductive Writes: Keep Talking: An Interview with Laura Eldridge

Laura Eldridge is a women's health writer and activist. She began working with the founder of the women's health movement and author of The Doctor's Case Against The Pill, Barbara Seaman, when studying at Barnard College. Starting out as an an intern she progressed to become co-author on the publications Body Politic: Dispatches From The Women's Health Revolution and The No-Nonsense Guide To...

Tuning in to Marlee Matlin's new network--YouTube

Marlee Matlin, best known for her Oscar-winning performance on Children of a Lesser God and her role as Jodi on The L Word, is now behind the camera on a new reality show, My Deaf Family. "Deaf and hard of hearing people make up one of the largest minority groups, and yet there has never been a show, a reality documentary series that features what life is like for them," Matlin said in an LA...

Douchebag Decree: Smart Girls Gone Wild?

Smart Girls at the Party fans, prepare for a disappointment of the douche kind. In order to increase viewers for their second season, the SGATP team (whose first season focused on young girls kicking major ass – check it out if you haven't seen it) is joining forces with Joe Francis (the owner of Mantra Films and the jerkstore behind the Girls Gone Wild franchise) and his band of...

Raising Trouble: More Bad Guys

"Why are there no bad guys in our neighborhood?" Ivan asked me recently, after emerging from a movie theater. The previews had presented a full line-up of villains – in 3-D, no less. Ivan had been trying hard to find some real-life miscreants, wondering daily about the boisterous youth on our block, who do a lot of shoving and yelling: "Are those bad guys?" I'd been assuring him that while...

Pissed Off at Ticked Off: Trans bloggers react

International Day of Transgender Visibility was started just last year as a much-needed counterpart to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which focused more on memorializing those lost rather than celebrating everything the trans community is doing today. Ironically, a recent controversy over the Tribeca Film Festival features problematic representations of trans women, and the ensuing...

Lilith Fair: No money for crisis pregnancy centers!

Seriously, Lilith Fair? Just when I was thinking of attending you because my country music crush Loretta Lynn is playing your festival this year, you have to go and encourage your fans to support anti-choice charities. Boooooo.

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