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Bitch Popaganda: Womance Edition

It's time for another episode of Bitch Popaganda! This week we're coming at you live (OK, taped) from Austin, Texas! Tune in as Sara Reihani, Erica Lies, and Kelsey Wallace discuss women in comedy.

Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: This Is How We Do It

This week on Grey's Anatomy, relationships are moving in all kinds of directions, no one's heard of medical ethics, Lexie and Avery can't seem to keep it in their pants, and a new chapter in baby drama has been opened!

Find out what the Grand Rounds crew thinks below the fold, and tune in with your comments! Be warned: This particular week's Grand Rounds is ...

From the Library: Reading about Sex Work

Here at the Bitch Community Lending Library, we're spending the spring talking about sex work. Last Tuesday, our book club got together to discuss Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry edited by Annie Oakley. In April we'll be discussing Unequal Desires: Race and Erotic Capital in the Stripping Industry by Siobhan Brooks, and in May we'll read Rent...

On Our Radar

Phew! This week saw lots of compelling internet content, including the following:

  • Queerty speaks of the problems with intersex kids' parents choosing their gender identities for them.
  • NPR, and Jos at Feministing, remind us of "Why BMI is bogus." Woo-hoo!
  • cate j at Questioning Transphobia explores the assumptions behind declaring "Welcome to womanhood."
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SXSW Music: Friday

Highlights from Friday's festivities, including the Bitch/GRCA day party.

SXSW Interactive: "Mainstream is Nothing": Felicia Day and Christopher "moot" Poole

My take on the Felicia Day and Christopher "moot" Poole keynotes at SXSW 2011.

The Games We Play: What Are You Playing?

Gaming is interactive, and I would like to hit the pause menu and turn back to all of you, the faithful who have come 'round to engage me in these discussions (don't worry, I won't let the Deamons' Souls get you, this pause works, go answer your phone!). Consider this the cut scene before Act II or whatever.

No Kidding: The Dreaded Overpopulation Conversation

At some point in discussions about being childfree, the inevitable "I don't contribute to overpopulation" argument shows up. It's one of the most complicated for an environmentalist like me because taking that stance immediately implies others do not care for the world in the same way that the speaker does. That's a subjective assessment that is just not true.

Sex and the Fat Girl: Personal Style as Political Resistance

In a previous post about beauty standards/ideals, I suggested that fat women loving their bodies and viewing themselves as beautiful subverts the dominant beauty paradigm. One method of expressing your love for your body is through the action of dressing it according to your own personal style—whether you're a full-blown fatshionista or a jeans and t-shirts kind of girl. I...

SXSW Interactive: Feminist Drama, Female Tech Founders, and Branding Birth Control

SXSW Interactive had an overwhelming amount of panels, conversations, and sessions that covered more tech talk you could shake a joystick at. Here's a quick round-up of three panels I saw, including Internet drama from a feminist perspective, the brainstorming behind Bedsider.org, and how female entrepreneurs fare in the tech world.

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