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Adventures in Feministory: Marthe Distel, the First Top Chef

With Top Chef boiling down to its final two episodes (go Jennifer, go!) now seems as good a time as any to delve into the history of the fancy world of professional chefs. From Top Chef (yes, a television series, but fancy nonetheless) to the James Beard Award, there are tons of impressive accolades out there for ambitious chefs to get their knives on, and we love to watch it happen....

The Transcontinental Disability Choir: Popular Songs That Get Disability (Mostly) Right

Since my last post on the Bitch Social Commentary blog was a (rather long) analysis of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" video and the problematic representation of disability issues contained therein, I thought I'd take this post to focus on some popular songs that get disability and representations of persons with disabilities (mostly) right. There are, of course, some issues with these songs, but...

Sapphic Salon: Sirs and Madames

My girlfriend gets called sir a lot. Every time a stranger refers to her as a guy (sir, buddy, "him"), we give each other a smirky look, and can't help but feel bad for the person once they realize their mistake, as they most often do once she opens her mouth.

There are still times, however, they just can't tell the difference, either because they don't care to look beyond a customer...

Webcomics: Entertainment for the New Millennium

Eve Ning of Octopus Pie Independent webcomics are, generally speaking, a lot more interesting than the comics you can read in the newspaper – they have the space and the freedom to experiment artistically and tackle controversial or niche subjects, and women aren't as underrepresented. After the jump, a few current comics written and drawn by women that are worth checking out.

National Survivors of Suicide Day

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is holding conferences around the world today to raise awareness about suicide in honor of National Survivors of Suicide Day. Below the jump, some questions about suicide for Joan Schweizer-Hoff, a grief counselor at Portland's Dougy Center, who will be speaking this afternoon at the Portland conference.

I Can Has Feminizm?

Hey Bitch fans! You know we have a brand new issue out, right? Well, these cats (and dogs) are in the know, and they are so happy they're using the only medium out there that could properly express their animal joy to tell you about it: LOLz.

More Art/See LOLz after the jump!

BitchTapes: That's Gay

Bryan Safi... total dreamboat, am I right, ladeez? I sort of wish he wasn't gay, but if that were the case, we wouldn't have the excellent "That's Gay" segment on CurrentTV's brilliant infoMania. So here's a Bryan Safi-inspired mix of catchy songs to help you blur the gender lines and celebrate the sexuality spectrum. Put on your rainbow suspenders, donate to Stop 8 and rock out with your...

Girls Just Wanna Play With Dolls

Mattel has recently released Barbie versions of Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper and Debbie Harry as part of its "Ladies of the 80s" series. Stare into the empty plasticized eyes of your youth!!

Sapphic Salon: Kristen Stewart will share a mere moment with Dakota Fanning in "The Runaways"

At the premiere of New Moon last night, there were screams of "Team Edward" and "Team Jacob," but I was the only one thinking "Team Bella." To be more accurate, I'm more Team Kristen Stewart — I didn't like the movie too much, and appreciate the actress's other work a little more, as she seems to do herself.

What I can't wait for is Kristen's turn as...

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today marks the eleventh annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to honor and grieve victims of hate and ignorance (a disproportionate amount of who are trans women of color) and a day to respect and celebrate those with us today. Read on for thoughts from the blogosphere....