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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....

Across the pond, they say Bird, not Bitch

Lovers of art and design—you'll be pleased to make the acquaintance of the blog: Birdwatching. Writes the site itself: This blog is set up to collect, share and recognize the work of female graphic design creators everywhere. Relatively new on the scene, the blog has still already managed to showcase work from South America, Continenetal Europe, The UK , Japan and North America.More...

The Transcontinental Disability Choir: Disabililty Chic? (Temporary) Disability in Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi"

First, a confession: I want to like Lady Gaga and be able to enjoy her music, ideally as something of a pop confection--sweet, not very long-lasting, and ultimately disposable. As a person who listens to a wide (and admittedly weird) variety of music, this is something that I would like to strive for. As a person with disabilities, however, I am left wondering about what, exactly, I should...

Douchebag Decree: Robert Rector Hopes You're Hungry

This week's shiny golden douchebag statuette goes to Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation. A recent article published in The New York Times reported that the number of people living in households lacking consistent access to adequate food his risen to 49 million Americans. In the 14 years that the Department of Agriculture has been collecting these statistics, these are the...