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Sex and the Fat Girl: Ask a Fat Girl #4

This is the last edition of Ask a Fat Girl for a while. Today we talk about classes on sizeism, first time sex, "compliments" on weight loss, what I do when I'm feeling down on myself, and more!

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Adventures in Feministory: Gertrude Stein

Looking back on a literary icon.

The Games We Play: With All Due Respect

If you are a service member on deployment or stationed overseas you may find yourself limited in the ways that you are able to spend your free time. You could spend your time doing PT (physical training), studying for exams, doing PT, maybe doing college work online, doing PT, or, if you are a gamer, spending some quality time with your console or computer and your choice of n00bs to...

No Kidding: What About The Men? Pt. 2

What do you make of the idea that men have an inherent right to fatherhood?

Bitchtapes: SXSW 2011 pt. 1

It's South By Southwest season again, and Bitch is descending on Austin to get in on the music, film, and interactive conferences for the ten days. Stay tuned for coverage of everything from film reviews, to music interviews, to write-ups on internet drama! Plus, Bitch is co-hosting a free, all-ages, no-badge-required day party with Girls Rock Camp Austin. If you're going to be in town...

On Our Radar

Everyone have a good International Women's Day/Feminist Coming Out Day? Check out these compelling links from this week, and feel free to share your stories below!

  • Andrea Grimes at HAY LADIES! and Shelby Knox at encourage us to demand an apology from the author of the horribly irresponsible New York Times article about an eleven-year-old rape victim. Over at...

Race Card: Asians with Perms

Is cultural assimilation ever funny? Yes, says the irreverent Jen Wang of website Disgrasian. "Normally…the things non-white people do to look like white people because that's what's considered beautiful are sad and sometimes dangerous," she argues. There's one exception, though—Asians with perms. Wang said that trend, which peaked in the early '90s, is hilarious.

Bitch Popaganda: Get Your Hands (and Your Video Camera, and Your Ring) Off Me Edition

It's time for another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Kjerstin, Julie, and Kelsey discuss right-wing video stings, the death of traditional marriage, and hugs: what's up with them?

No Kidding: Studies Tell Us Parenting is Tough

Last week, Time published "Kid Crazy: Why We Exaggerate the Joys of Parenthood." This piece focuses on studies from the journal Psychological Science about parenting, and the take-away is the same as the New York article (so much so that it's mentioned in Time): childfree couples are happier, parents have it rough, and those who think they don't are sort of delusional. ("Delusional" is not my...

The Games We Play: On the <em>Homefront</em>

Kaos' Homefront starts with a very real line of succession, Kim Jong-Un, the actual named successor to DPRK's current dictator. Dave Votypka from Kaos describes the two Koreas as the fourth largest military power in the world and one of the most technologically advanced countries in existence, explaining that this is the foundation of the future history that they have engineered....