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Hateraid: People of WalMart Edition

One swift glance at the People of WalMart blog and I've got all the fodder I need to write this post. It's almost too easy to critique it. This site is an example of what happens when people fail to have class consciousness, folks.

I Can Has Feminizm?

Hold on to your hats feminizts, because I Can Has Feminizm? is back! I may have let a few LOLz haters get in the way of my providing animal-and-feminism-based laughs these past few weeks, but no more! LOLz are back by popular demand and the first one this weekend comes to us from a Bitch reader and her, well, bitch. Check it out:

How cute! And it's nice to see that the Consumed...

Newsflash: Summer Flings Also Appropriate for Fall, Winter, Spring.

For those of you enjoying your Labor Day weekend with some end-of-summer sexytime, gather 'round. We'll visit--and bitch about--Glamour's "helpful" article that promises "6 ways to turn your summer fling into the real thing."

Be forewarned: some of the stuff I fling will not be Glamour-approved.

Hateraid: International Commercials Edition

I read a lot, and in my perusal of the Interweb today I came across several international television commercials that had me wrinkling my nose, furrowing my brow, and rolling my eyes. I'm not easily offended, and really, I'm not sure it's a feeling of offense that has me writing this post. It is more a response to my disappointment with the lack of creativity on the part of advertisers,...

So This Feminist Walks into a Bar... And Enters a Joke Contest!

Calling all funny feminists! We are in possession of not one but FIVE copies of Randa Jarrar's fabulous book A Map of Home (reviewed in the Buzz issue) and we're jonesin' to give them away! And guess what? All you need to do to obtain a copy of this red-hot prize is enter the Bitch Magazine Feminist Joke Contest!

Look! The book wants you to enter and win!

So give us your best...

BitchTapes: The I Call Your Name Edition

Let's face it. Male musicians (and some female ones) have been writing songs about their female muses ever since the first teenybopper swooned for some nerd holding a guitar. The girl's-name-for-a-title song is an important part of the pop music aesthetic, and one that I personally love. A song that is a straight-up ode to a woman I'll never meet has always held a certain mystique for me, as...

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Changing the face of homelessness or just another hackneyed rags to riches tale?

Of Queers and Cowboys

Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America is a wake up call for the queer rights movement. Y'all listen good, ya hear?

The Deal With Disability: "For god's sake, treat adults like adults"

 

Last month, a 26-year-old woman known only on her site as Eva began posting video blogs about the way people treat her. Her reactions are displayed in the writing that accompanies the videos, there is barely any dialogue to the videos and rarely is Eva herself shown in them. Eva has Cerebral Palsy, she cannot speak and she gets around in a power wheelchair. Mounted to her wheelchair...

Page Turner: Six Questions on Comics for The Big Feminist BUT

It's the well-worn, short-yet-storied line that's become nearly cliché: "I'm not a feminist, but…"—one that's now some kind of standard midpoint in our culture's endless wrangling about the F word. Now "I'm not a feminist, but…" is being re-examined via comics in the forthcoming anthology The Big Feminist BUT, edited by Suzanne Kleid, Joan Reilly, and Shannon O'Leary. The anthology,...

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