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Douchebag Decree: Douche Coach Distributes Douchey Survey

After witnessing some of the ugliest effects of sports culture play out this past week, it's good to see that some douchebags are being held (somewhat) accountable for their actions. In Buffalo, Wyoming, Pat Lynch stepped down as Buffalo High School football coach after circulating a "Hurt Feelings Report" survey for his team before a playoff game. The survey asks you to check if you...

From the Library: Tell Us Your Favorite Literary Heroine & Win a Copy of The Heroine's Bookshelf

If you're a fan of literary heroines and free books, you're in luck! Erin Blakemore, who recently participated in our online young adult book club, has five copies of The Heroine's Bookshelf to give away to Bitch readers. All you have to do is leave a comment as a registered user letting us know who your favorite literary heroine is. Erin's favorite literary heroines and contest...

Mom & Pop Culture: Once Upon A Remake

We all know Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and others. Disney latched on to these classic fairy tales starting in the mid-20th century, and they began churning out princess after princess—treating these traditional stories as a marketers' wet dream, resting on the faith that people will continue to not only buy into these stories, but also into the massive amount of marketing and...

The H-Word:

A sometime writer, social worker, dancer, artist and yogi, Dylan Ryan is also one of adult entertainment's favorite feminist porn stars. She has been the recipient of The Feminist Porn Award's Heartthrob of the Year Award and was named one of Fleshbot.com's Crush Objects. An avid defender of sex worker rights and a queer-identified activist, Dylan is currently working on...

Bringing Up Baby: Women of Color with Wailing Babies in TVLand

To date, I've written 19 posts about representations of pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care in the media. I've proffered examples from a variety of television series and films: Up All Night, The Office, True Grit, Glee, Knocked Up, Look Who's Talking, The Rachel Zoe Project, Raising Hope, Modern Family, Parenthood, The Borgias, Dexter, Baby Boom, Life As We Know It, and ...

Mom & Pop Culture: When (My Little Pony) Remakes Get it Right

When My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic debuted in October of 2010, it started amassing a group of fans that nobody intended on: guys. Male fans of the show, or "bronies" as they call themselves, steadily grew in numbers and fandom—even getting together to watch it, trade/sell toys, write pony fanfiction, and talk all things pony.

In the Frame: Guerrilla Girls Rule! (Here's How to Follow Their Lead)

The campaign for gender equality in art is essentially spearheaded by the Guerrilla Girls, a network of anonymous activists who go by the names of great artists like Frida Kahlo. Their mantra is: "We could be anyone; we are everywhere." If you've ever wanted to challenge your local gallery on its lack of women behind the canvas, this is the organization to teach you how to get your point...

The H-Word: "Cleaning Up" OWS and Our Country's Historic Fear of Contagion

Not so good morning, America. I woke up yesterday to discover that on Monday night the police had cleared Zuccotti Park. As of this morning, Zuccotti Park remains largely unoccupied and quiet, thanks to a judge's ruling that the city needn't allow them back in. At a press conference yesterday, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended his decision to effectually shut down the protest, which had...

Sneak Peek: Articles from the New "Underground" Issue of Bitch!

 

The frost-covered issue of Underground is on its way to mailboxes and newsstands soon, but you can check out three new articles ahead of time today! Lauren Elmore looks at whether a spate of recent pop songs is making things "better" (or not) in "Raise Your Glass If U R A Firework Who Was Born This Way: Who's to say what makes a gay anthem?". Emi Koyami examines how the...

B-Sides: Tender Forever's "Congratulations" Tour

If I wasn't already a big fan of French/Portlander musician Tender Forever (I was), I would be after seeing her "Congratulations" tour last week. Currently traveling down the West Coast, "Congratulations" is an all-ages tour that combines Tender Forever's amazing stage presence and music with a bunch of weirder-than-life YouTube videos. It's like going to an awkward house party with no booze...

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