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Page Turner-Rave On: Tiny, aka Lisa Gray-Garcia, on Comfort Woman

"Rave On" is the Page Turner series that asks feminist writers, artists, musicians, activists, leaders, and scholars to talk about a book that completely rocked their world. Today we feature journalist and scholar Tiny, aka Lisa Gray-Garcia, on the novel Comfort Woman, by Nora Okja Keller.

I had heard about the brutal rape and enslavement of the "comfort women" from Korea in...

She Pop: Will Ellen DeGeneres Make "American Idol" A Gayer Place?

I don't really watch American Idol. I did tune in for an episode or two last season, when everyone on the planet was going nuts over the fact that Adam Lambert, a more-or-less openly gay dude and confirmed musical weirdo, had an actual chance at winning it. Unfortunately, the episode that I tuned in for was the one where he sang "Feeling Good," a song I have always really loved...

Fake Reality TV Kidnapping, Real Consequences

Earlier this morning in Istanbul, Turkey nine women were rescued from a fake reality show set where they had been held captive for two months. The women each responded to an ad for a new season of the Turkish version of Big Brother, and signed contracts stipulating that they would live together in a villa and be forced to pay a hefty fine if they wanted to leave early.

Now, there are a...

Tube Tied: Let Peggy Be Peggy

I haven't been writing about Mad Men too much because I am trying to let it simmer for a while before I make any pronouncements of quality.  I will say that I'm still waiting for the good stuff, and that while I'm moderately optimistic that it's coming, this has, thus far, been a strange season for Mad Men's women.

 Take Peggy, for example.  You already know that I have a fondness for...

Lost in Space

After reading about Papercut Zine Library's unfortunate loss of space due to the poor economy on both BoingBoing and Utne, I reached out to offer them the only space I can provide to assist them in their plight: the blogosphere.

From the Library of Bitch: Six Plays by Lillian Hellman

The following is the first installment of a semi-regular blog highlighting books in Bitch Media's new Community Lending Library.


Lillian Hellman was a handful. She was the first female playwright on Broadway, one of the first women screenwriters in Hollywood, a controversial memoirist, a boozehound and a socialite, a Leftist sympathizer who gained fame and was...

Consumed Issue Release Party at Voodoo Doughnut!

Portlanders, we hope you're hungry, because Bitch is teaming up with our pals over at Voodoo Doughnut for our Consumed Issue Release Party! What does this mean for you, you ask? Good question! It means: - Free doughnuts! - Texass doughnut eating contest with fabulous prizes! - Music! - Bitch! - Fun! - Free doughnuts!

So join us on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm at Voodoo Doughnut Too...

Wakeman & Cody: Feminism, Film, and Foxes on The Frisky

Friend-o-Bitch and blogger Jessica Wakeman has an interview with Diablo Cody at The Frisky that might be of interest to all you feminist film buffs out there. In it, Cody gives her two cents on the Riot Grrrl 90s, adolescent girl friendships, Jennifer's Body, and feminism in Hollywood.

Image via The Frisky. Read on for more!

She Pop-Behold the Face of Abuse, and Its Ridiculous Sweater: How Chris Brown Coverage Is Bad For Understanding Abuse

Say! HERE'S something I can't not talk about: Chris Brown, domestic abuser, bow tie enthusiast, Oprah nemesis, and soon-to-be dancing fiend, now on approximately Week One Million of his I'm Not Really That Bad And Also Please Forgive Me For That Unspecified Thing I Did (Did I Mention I'm Not That Bad?) Tour.

Nothing says "I sincerely regret and take responsibility for my...

Video Power Pack: thecocknbullkid Edition

Damn, Anita Blay is badass!

For one thing, you can tell just by looking at her that she's an odd duck. She is prone, for instance, to wearing poof-y shouldered '80s jackets and things with polka dots. She claims to have intentionally gained weight because, as she put it in a recent Guardian article, "I don't want to be 'pretty'. I don't aspire to be like the Pussycat Dolls…I want...