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Why Are Women Still Asking For Steve Ward's <i>Tough Love?</i>

As a television watching feminist, I was shocked when I found out Steve Ward was asked back to do another season of his dating show, Tough Love. After all, the first season was full of all kinds of problematic messages about women and dating. At least as the season went on, his dating advice became challenged more and more. But by the second season, this dynamic has evaporated and the women on...

Ice Dancing Queen: Tanith Belbin

If Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso's performances in the Women's Downhill weren't to make your feminist heart swell with Olympic pride (what are you, a robot?), Tanith Belbin might do the trick. In an interview with The New York Times' Juliet Macur earlier this week Belbin discussed the pressures that female athletes in her field, Ice Dancing, face to stay thin and how her Olympic chances have...

Douchebag Decree: MTV Reality

"My Life As Liz" has put me over the edge. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore.

The Biotic Woman: Transphobia and Ecofeminism

Transphobia and anti-trans sentiments are not uncommon among ecofeminist writers and activists. It's a disgusting and painful reality. Feminists working on all sorts of issues know that transphobia and anti-trans sentiments are not uncommon among radical groups of any kind that nevertheless label themselves as open and tolerant. What's particularly disturbing to me is not that this happens in any...

On the Map: Out, Damned Spot

"Really? No! I mean, is this story for real?"

This was my reaction to finding out that, after four centuries (yes, centuries), Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London will hold its first-ever play penned by a woman. Nell Leyshon's Bedlam will begin showing in September, and "it's about damned time" doesn't begin to cover it!

Photo credit: Claire McNamee

Four Fabulous Video Band-Aids YOU need NOW!

I'm having one of those days. The type that can't be improved by consuming ridiculous amounts of caffeine or chocolate. (I tried.) Lately, each time I turn on the news, my stomach begins to ache and I feel like I'm gonna hurl. It's days like these when the slumping economy, plastic television pundits, and big bank bonuses really bum me out.

Are you like me? Mainstream media got you...

The Biotic Woman: What Big AR Gets Wrong

Last week, I got a message in my inbox: Starbucks is now selling vegan cookies!!!! Vegan revolution OMG!! And my cynical first thought was, "What? And why the hell should I patronize an organization I lovingly refer to as Starfucks?" Maybe I'm an anomaly as a vegan, or maybe I'm just an idealist, but I care about liberation for all, not just the animals. We shouldn't have to sacrifice one set of...

Gwendolyn Brooks: Poetic License

 Today's Adventures in Feministory features Gwendolyn Brooks, a Chicagoan, prolific poetess, and the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize for her 1949 collection, Annie Allen. "Poetry is Life Distilled." -Gwendolyn Brooks

Reproductive Writes: The Rebranding Of Birth Control

Billboards proclaiming Black Children Are An Endangered Species have appeared across the city of Atlanta in the last couple of weeks. The poster was created by activist groups Georgia Right To Life and the Radiance Foundation. They claim that black women have three times the number of abortions in comparison to white women in the state and that this is indicative of a eugenics-based conspiracy to...

Happy Valentine's Day from Bitch!

Hey Bitch fans! It's Valentine's Day, and whether you and your main squeeze have a romantic evening planned, or your romantic evening consists of drinking beers on the couch and passing out in front of the Winter Olympics (we've heard some people do that...) you can count on Bitch to be your Valentine. Look! We even got you a present:

So have a great Valentine's Day! And if you...

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