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B-Sides: "What the Hell" Do You Make of This?

Perhaps inspired by her recent divorce from Sum 41's Deryck Whibley, "What the Hell" describes kissing various people and blowing off societal expectations. Now, the song's not without its problems. There's the "crazy" issue, and the lyrics are addressed to an unhappy main squeeze, which begs the question of how consensual their non-monogamy really is. Still, as with the Lou Christie...

Sex and the Fat Girl: Body Love and Fatness As Choice

In so many questions submitted to Ask a Fat Girl, I was asked how to start loving your body. I gave many suggestions, but I want to touch on something that I think is integral to truly loving your fat body—taking responsibility for it. What I mean by taking responsibility is not denying culpability in your fatness to ward off judgment. You can't love your body and at the same time view it as...

The Games We Play: The Straight Male Gamer's Privilege

The Dragon Age games are some of my favorites, and while they are not without flaw, I have played my money's worth of them for sure. Part of what has endeared them to me is the progressive feel of the character interaction and the way that they smartly raise political issues within story lines. Attentiveness to QUILTBAG issues is, in my mind, a welcome and refreshing thing to see and...

Feminist Portrait Project Blog Carnival!

We've invited bloggers from all corners of the web to contribute to the Feminist Portrait Project's "click" moment blog-a-thon all week. Taking part on your own site? Leave a comment with the URL and link back to our blog carnival page here. More from organizer Lena Chen after the jump!

SXSW Music 2011: Saturday

My thoughts on the final night of official SXSW events.

BitchTapes: Oldies Were TOO About Sex!

Tired of hearing that musicians of the last twenty years (or just the ones you like) have unprecedentedly filthy minds? Welcome to a blast-from-the-past BitchTape that speaks for itself! Track list and space for your own faves after the jump.

Bitch Popaganda: Womance Edition

It's time for another episode of Bitch Popaganda! This week we're coming at you live (OK, taped) from Austin, Texas! Tune in as Sara Reihani, Erica Lies, and Kelsey Wallace discuss women in comedy.

Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: This Is How We Do It

This week on Grey's Anatomy, relationships are moving in all kinds of directions, no one's heard of medical ethics, Lexie and Avery can't seem to keep it in their pants, and a new chapter in baby drama has been opened!

Find out what the Grand Rounds crew thinks below the fold, and tune in with your comments! Be warned: This particular week's Grand Rounds is ...

From the Library: Reading about Sex Work

Here at the Bitch Community Lending Library, we're spending the spring talking about sex work. Last Tuesday, our book club got together to discuss Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry edited by Annie Oakley. In April we'll be discussing Unequal Desires: Race and Erotic Capital in the Stripping Industry by Siobhan Brooks, and in May we'll read Rent...

On Our Radar

Phew! This week saw lots of compelling internet content, including the following:

  • Queerty speaks of the problems with intersex kids' parents choosing their gender identities for them.
  • NPR, and Jos at Feministing, remind us of "Why BMI is bogus." Woo-hoo!
  • cate j at Questioning Transphobia explores the assumptions behind declaring "Welcome to womanhood."
  • "...