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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

BitchTapes: Boo! Scary Monsters and Super Classics



 It's Halloween, and even though we all know that the holiday is mainly about a.) dressing up in lingerie and some kind of animal ears and b.) candy, it's important not to lose sight of the fact that it's also an excuse to bust out some truly chilling tunes -- songs that aren't Halloween-themed so much as they are sincerely creepy. My picks are mostly classic-rock selections...

Top Ten Reasons Why This Feminist is a Sports Fan: #9

In which I continue to make a feminist case for my sports fandom the old-fashioned way--with a Top Ten List. My #9 reason for loving sports is ...

She Pop: Where Have All The Paula Coles Gone? On the Return of Lilith Fair

Say! Here's an exciting headline that I came across during my daily Internet-staring:

Jam For the Ladies: Lilith Fair Returns

Oh... good??? 

Now: I went to Lilith Fair, once upon a time, when you were just a twinkle in your mother's eye. Chrissie Hynde played, which is very exciting if you are from Ohio (like Chrissie Hynde!) and thereby have a special gift (we...

Apply for the Bitch Youth Leadership Council!

We at Bitch Media, the organization that publishes Bitch magazine, are accepting applications for our youth leadership council!

We started the Leadership Council as a way to engage and involve young people in Bitch Media and feminism--a group of people currently not as involved as many of our readers and followers, but crucial for the survival of our organization and the movement...

Douchebag Decree: Mike Isabella

Fans of Bravo's Top Chef this season know there's been one "cheftestant" that everyone with a remote control and an appetite for snarkiness loooves to hate: Douche de la Semaine Mike Isabella. And what's not to hate? Mike I. (not to be confused with Mike V., who is slightly less hate-able) is arrogant, sexist, annoying, loud-mouthed, and just not that funny. So, not to be left off of...

Bibliobitch: Testimony of an Abortion Addict

Irene Vilar's extraordinary and incendiary new memoir, Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict, is a potential launching pad for a discussion about abortion that is more personal than political. Having terminated fifteen pregnancies in sixteen years, Vilar turns her experiences into a reminder that the complexity of abortion extends beyond the scientific and political arenas.

TV Crush of the Week: Robin Scherbatsky

When I first started watching How I Met Your Mother, Robin Scherbatsky was the last character I'd have thought to crush on. She was introduced as a sort of "perfect girl" for the main character, she's so generically pretty you'd think she stepped out of a box of hair dye, and for the first couple seasons most of her funny lines fell flat. Surrounded by the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson...

The Body Electric: Sick Bodies--Health Care and the Body-As-Machine

Nothing gets a person thinking deeply about health care faster--it turns out--than being home sick with something that started out looking an awful lot like H1N1.

I am newly-insured, and my policy is partialy subsidized by my part-time employer. As a working writer and teaching artist, I am rarely in a position to visit a doctor outside of a clinic or--in more serious...

Siren Nation is next week!

Portland's annual women-centered arts fest Siren Nation is back, from November 5-8! This three-day festival is packed with women musicians, filmmakers, artists, and craftsters. Siren Nation's mission is to showcase and support women in the arts--and inspire other women to make their own. This year's festival promises to be as great as ever! The film lineup alone is awesome: four...