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A question was raised in the comments of the first post of this series* that comes up over and over again in discussions of street harassment: how do we establish (and maintain) healthy and authentic selves in a sociocultural environment that is hostile to who we are?

Okay, so the question wasn't exactly posed like that. Instead, Alexandra complained about when men she doesn't know...

The Wedding March: Size Doesn't Matter

With the whole world watching, it's understandable that Kate Middleton wants to look her best on her wedding day. But her recent weight loss has provided the press with its favorite topic: deconstructing women's bodies.

Evan Rachel Wood and The Frisky's Belittling of Bisexual Women


Bravo, Frisky, for exposing so many angles of biphobic bullying!

Oh, wait. Is that not your intention?

BitchTapes: Let's Ride Bikes!


All you fair-weather cyclists, dust off your helmet and put on your finest spandex shorts. It's biking season!

Tracklist after the jump.


On Our Radar

Start your weekend off right: with compelling articles from around the web!

  • Bitch contributor s.e. smith discusses asexuality on Tiger Beatdown.
  • Katha Pollitt writes for The Nation about the DC Abortion Fund and the right's vendetta against Planned Parenthood. (via AlterNet)
  • ColorLines shares three scholars' thoughts on fighting homophobia in hip-hop....

Beyond The Panel: An interview with Christine Smith of Eve's Apple

Christine Smith is the author of two webcomics, Eve's Apple and The Princess. Today I'm interviewing her about Eve's Apple (EA), a three-year-old webcomic about the titular Eve and her friends, love interests, enemies, and everything in between. Read our conversation about newspaper comics, fat bodies, and Betty and Veronica below!

Bitch Popaganda: Fantastic Voyage Edition

It's time for another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Julie, Brian, and Kelsey discuss HBO's new George R.R. Martin series Game of Thrones and "Funny Like a Guy: Anna Faris and Hollywood's woman problem," a profile by Tad Friend in this week's New Yorker.

The Wedding March: To Obey, Or Not To Obey

If rumors are true—and with this couple, it's only ever 50:50—then Kate Middleton will not promise to obey her husband in next week's ceremony. When even the Archbishop of Canterbury thinks it's a bit old-fashioned, you know it's a tradition worth discarding.

The Games We Play: Game On!

I have to say, right off the bat, that I have had an outstanding time during this run. It is not often that so many topics of my interest come together in one place as they have here with so many people to discuss them. Gaming, like many elements of pop culture, is a great opportunity to look at many aspects of Social Justice in a broad spectrum, and I was most appreciative to the Bitch team...

From the Library: More Online YA Book Clubs on the Way

Hey, feminist YA readers! Did you participate in our online YA book club earlier this month? If you missed it, you can check out the discussion here. Today's post is just to remind you that the next online YA book club is coming up on May 6th. That's two weeks from today, which gives you plenty of time to pick up our next book, Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan.More details about the upcoming...