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Here are some great links from this past week to keep your mind-gears turning!

  • For the first time ever, Tim Gunn disappointed me. Read about it on Shakesville.
  • Womanist Musings asks, "Is Touching Black Women's Hair Racist?" Get in on the discussion.
  • If you missed Stephen Colbert's take on genital hand puppets, definitely check it out ASAP on What Tami Said.
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BitchTapes: Breakup Mix #3

My friend Nicole and I commiserated over her recent break-up last night. We talked, we ate, we imbibed…..but most importantly, we had a rock-off with YouTube, our mp3 collections, and every break-up song we knew – the good, the bad, the ugly, our favorites, and some must-have suggestions from the rest of the Bitch crew. (Some classics, like Phil Collins' "Against All Odds," were vetoed due to...

Bitch Popaganda: Wise Blood Edition

Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Andi, Deb, and Kelsey discuss addiction in the media, Elisabeth Badinter in the New Yorker, and True Blood.

Links after the jump!

Murder, She Blogged: The First Female Detectives?

Let's track down some of the first female detective characters, in literature, film and television.

From the Library: Let's Discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Next Friday!

Next up for the Bitch YA Book Club is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. If you're like me, you've been meaning to read this book since high school, and you're thrilled to finally have an excuse to do so. We'll be discussing Francie's coming-of-age story right here on the blog on Friday, August 5th.

Keep Bitch in Print: A Special Message to Male Bitch Supporters!

Today I'm calling on other male-identified Bitch supporters to do their part. Bitch, like feminism in general, is not and cannot just be for women.

Let's face it—men are underrepresented in their support for the feminist movement. A lot of men believe that feminism is just for women, or at least that they don't have a constructive role to play. I'm here to tell you that's a bunch of...

Stage Left: Getting to the Theater

Alright, so, we are now halfway through my stint blogging here at Bitch, which, by and large, has been wonderful. But there is an important aspect to writing about live theater, one I mentioned briefly in my opening post, that I think I need to expand upon.

Douchebag Decree: Chick Beer, the "Beer for Women"

Are you a woman who secretly enjoys beer yet can't find one girly enough to suit your needs? Would you enjoy beer more if it were pink, low in carbs, and super sweet? Well never fear, because Chick Beer is here!

Keep Bitch in Print: What it All Means

Across the world—on Facebook and Twitter, through our blogs and podcasts, in classrooms, and in our very own lending library—thousands of people engage with Bitch Media. Providing and encouraging a feminist response to pop culture is important work that we intend to carry on for years to come.

The very real danger, however, is that we might not be able to continue to provide a feminist...

Tropes vs. Women: #5 The Mystical Pregnancy

Tropes vs. Women is a six-part video series by Feminist Frequency that explores the reoccurring stories, themes and representations of women in Hollywood films and TV shows.

The Mystical Pregnancy is a trope writers use to create drama and terror by invading, violating and exploiting women's reproductive capabilities. Often these female characters have their ovaries harvested...