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Bechdel Test Canon: Lady Vengeance

Today's entry is one of two movies in the series that is part of a trilogy. It is particularly noteworthy for following an installment that gets more critical attention. Frankly, I think Park Chan-wook's Oldboy is massively overrated. It seems strange to me that Hollywood has attempted to remake it so many times since its 2003 release, though its densely choreographed action sequences...

Political InQueery: Spelling Bees as Elections

In the Republican primary for Alaska's Senate seat last summer, Joe Miller beat Lisa Murkowski by the razor-thin margin of 2,000 votes, or less than 1 percent of the total ballots cast. This would have signaled the end for the vast majority of losing candidates, but when Murkowski was asked, again and again, to launch a write-in campaign by residents who apologized for not voting on...

Music Matters: Dream of Life

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In the world of rock'n'roll, there are stars and there are poets, virtuosos and punks, heroes and losers and fallen idols. And then there is Patti Smith.

BitchTapes: Lady Country pt. 2

It's been awhile since we made a BitchTapes devoted to country music. I thought today might be a good one to re-visit the kick-ass ladies that have rocked the country music scene.

Tracklist after the jump!

Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: Something's Gotta Give

This week on Grey's Anatomy: Fisticuffs, fresh locks, and crying before bedtime! Dr. Bailey can't catch a break, Dr. Karev's past is bubbling up, and Dr. Yang turns to Dr. Visa for a little retail therapy.

Find out what the Grand Rounds bloggers think about it all, after the jump! (As always, expect spoilers beyond this point.)

Bechdel Test Canon: Fat Girl

Relative to Breillat's other movies, 2001's Fat Girl is fairly tame until its problematic conclusion. Documenting the misadventures of fifteen-year-old Elena (Roxane Mesquida) and her younger sister Anaïs (Reboux) while on a family vacation, the movie highlights the disparity between the girls' attitudes toward sex despite their shared virginity. The older sister, who is...

Music Matters: The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of...

I discovered Saul Williams on the Plea for Peace tour back in 2003 or 2004. I was living in Denver, and something the poet/singer/songwriter/rockstar said has stuck with me ever since. I'd be paraphrasing, but in this interview he said essentially the same thing:

...there is a major cleanse going on within the psyche and spirits of humanity and our world leaders are simply the toxins...

Political InQueery: Stupak Amendment on Steroids

While the news media focuses on the debate between the two primary political parties on tax cuts and who should receive them, both in the lame duck Congress session and in the next session, organizations like NARAL are preparing for a different fight over tax dollars and tax penalties—those related to reproductive rights. If pro-choice people are congratulating themselves on the second...

Read new articles from the new issue of Bitch!

The top-secret, on lock-down Confidential issue of Bitch magazine is hot off the press! And before it even hits newsstands (or mailboxes for our wonderful subscribers), you can read three! new! articles! right here on the Bitch website. Has nostalgia mucked up our remembrance of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique? Eryn Loeb takes a look in "Past Imperfect". Discover the disturbing new...

Douchebag Decree: Betty Crocker

As if being a completely fictional model of unobtainable feminine domesticity weren't enough, Betty Crocker has sealed her fate as a Douchebag Decree recipient with the new PMS SOS iPhone app. Ladies, are you PMS-ing? Betty Crocker can help. By giving you coupons for brownies and tips for "crafting an apology." Oh, and there's a version for guys too!