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Feist a.k.a. Bitch Lap Lap

How do you listen to Canadian music? With your ears, eh? Silly… Sorry, must have been the feminist jokes post from earlier today that inspired that one. Anyways, we are indeed heading to the Far North for today's B-sides as we rock out with Nova Scotian and lady tune-weaver Leslie Feist. Performing as Feist, the woman who made counting fun again ("1,2,3,4"…) has been on hiatus...

Bed, Bitch & Beyond-Readers Strap On!: Your Response to "Rear Ended by Porn"

 

The reader response to "Rear Ended by Porn" was big and vocal, and frankly, pretty awesome, with plenty of you bitches bringing up aspects of the debate that I didn't write about in the original post. There was hateration, too, but I chalk that up to the fact that when you encourage women to take a critical look at their sexual behavior, they're going to resist. Our society feeds...

That Voodoo That You Do: RELEASE PARTY THIS THURSDAY!

Oh hey! You there, the hungry-looking feminist! Do you have plans THIS THURSDAY NIGHT? You don't? Perfect! Because your pals at Bitch are teaming up with your pals at Voodoo Doughnut for our CONSUMED ISSUE RELEASE PARTY! Oh, you heard right. Peep this awesome flyer if you don't believe us:

If this awesomeness still isn't enough for you, guess what? We are hosting a DOUGHNUT-...

And the Joke Contest Winners Are...

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our feminist joke contest earlier this month! After much careful consideration, we have chosen our top five. Because we don't have addresses and contact info for the people who comment on this site (you know, because we aren't creeps), if you are one of the winners you'll need to contact Kelsey (that's me) with your info so that she (I) can send...

Insurance Companies Need Our Help (Calling Them on Their Shenanigans)

From Joe Wilson to that death panel lady, everyone has healthcare on the brain lately (or at least we think they do – who can afford a CAT scan these days?). This includes the folks at Funny or Die, who put this video together. Jon Hamm, Linda Cardellini, AND public healthcare? We'll take it.

Protect Insurance Companies PSA from Will Ferrell

The Body Electric-Tattoo Part II: Big Beautiful

Not "Inked": one stunning tattoo story.

Adventures in Feministory: Jazz hands, for real

 Like speed metal and banda music, jazz is one of those musical genres where the presence and contributions of female artists never quite mitigates the overall sense that it's a dude's world. For Toshiko Akiyoshi, crashing the sausage party as an Asian woman was extra challenging. Nevertheless, the award-winning  jazz pianist and big-band leader was the first woman in the form's long...

Tube Tied-Bored to Death: The Secret Lives of Dudes?

Because I live in Brooklyn and I like books, it's been hard to escape the name Jonathan Ames, but I haven't, admittedly, read him. His popularity among a certain set of people has triggered the contrarian in me and I gracefully skirt his work in bookstores and magazines alike. You see, Ames is the kind of person who, the Village Voice tells me, does delightfully irreverent New York things like...

The Body Electric: Tattoo Magazines and the Big Dumb

That's my arm. I thought it only fair, if discussing the representation of tattoos, to be up front about my own. This one, taken directly from a life science textbook, falls in line with most of the work I've had done: science-y and metaphorical: half-directive, half-reminder.

 I like getting tattooed. I like the ritual of it. I like the color, swell, the formation, the symbolism...

Bed, Bitch & Beyond: Rear-Ended by Porn

Since I wrote some posts blaming sexual behavior trends on porn--including the new enthusiasm for facial cumshots and FFM threesomes--I've gotten multiple reader mail requests to discuss one more staple of mainstream hetero porn: anal sex. A disclaimer before we start: I am not arguing against anal sex. There's nothing wrong with it. It can be pleasurable and enjoyable, and--as with...

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