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Five Reasons to Attend Girl Fest 2009

Girl Fest Hawaii is now in its sixth year of combating violence against women through a week of art, music, and workshops. This year's festival, which runs from this Saturday, Nov 7th until the 14th in Honolulu is going to be just as great as ever! Check out these five (of many) reasons to attend or support Girl Fest Hawaii after the jump!

Laura Ricketts Is First Openly Gay Owner Of A Pro Team

Believe it: pro sports just got more inclusive. Laura Ricketts is now an owner of the Chicago Cubs. She is also an out lesbian who serves on the board of Lambda Legal, which is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and people living with HIV/AIDS. This means that the Cubs have the first openly gay owner in Major League...

The Body Electric: Alexis Amann on Bearded Ladies, Narwhals, and Riot Grrls

Girl Loves Narwhal, 2008 (acrylic gouache on paper)

Alexis Amann, a San Francisco based artist, creates art that reimagines the familiar in the world of myth. In the sprawling, inventive landscape of her work, women find soulmates in Narwhals, bearded ladies pal around with kindly demons, and harpies look a lot like Riot Grrls. She has adapted, reappropriated, and reclaimed...

Rock of Dove

For the last several years, Dove has been busily branding itself as a socially conscious company on a mission to improve women's self-esteem. Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty strives " to free ourselves and the next generation from beauty stereotypes." This is supposedly done through thought-provoking ads, confidence-building programs, and messages that embrace all definitions...

I've Been Loving You For What Is Probably An Appropriate Amount of Time: Farewell to She Pop

Well, here we go: it is the end of my time at Bitch. And the end, sadly enough, of She Pop. That happened really fast, you guys! I kind of felt like we were just learning how to talk to each other! But it has been a good ride, I would think. And I hope it has been so for you as well. There has been a lot of shouting, some excitement; all in all, everything you want from a show. 

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Top Ten Reasons Why This Feminist is a Sports Fan: #8

Drum roll please.

The Top Ten countdown rolls on. My #8 reason for loving sports is ...

The Body Electric: The Higher the Hair the Closer to God--Halloween Queers Us All!

Peaches Christ (pictured) is probably one of the most famous drag queens on the planet. I'm thinking about Peaches--and a lot of other spectacular queens--today because she regularly deals in the sort of campy, performative drag that blossoms in cities across America--on the straightest of straight men as well as the campiest of queers---on one night only. What, dear reader, am I talking about?...

She Pop: Your Halloween House of Pop Star Horror

Oh, hey, it's Halloween everybody! Halloween, of course, is the holiday when we celebrate terror, goofy outfits, and bad life decisions made at parties that get ever-so-slightly out-of hand. I'm sure lots of you will be celebrating this sacred day with "costumes" and "parties" and "actually leaving the house." But, as for me - having failed, for the second year in...

It's not too late: Feminist Halloween Costumes

Sure, there's Rosie, Lady Gaga, and this lovely list of pun-tastic pro-choice outfits for you to choose from, but it still seems like it's hard for feminists to get a break on Halloween! Here are some suggestions from the Bitch Media office....

The Onion on "Ladyboy" Halloween Costumes

Happy All Hallow's Eve Eve! Here is a video from The Onion to get you in the spirit. Warning: It paints a pretty stereotypical portrait of "effeminate" boys, but more than that it parodies parents' fear that their sons aren't (gasp!) manly enough:

How To Find A Masculine Halloween Costume For Your Effeminate Son

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