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Grrrl on Film: From Page to Screen: Can Book Adaptations Bring Greater Visibility to Women Protagonists?

Last week many of you contributed enlightening responses to my two part post on women directors and provided useful suggestions on we can do to ensure that Hollywood supports women producers, screenwriters, and directors. Thank you!

Since then, I've been thinking about what can we do to get Hollywood to do a better job of representing women in film as leading characters. And I'm curious...

Bitch Tapes: The Journeys Mix

Travels by bus, tram or foot. Journeys of emotion and personal development. Trips to the other side of the globe or back to the womb. It's all right here in this mix. Enjoy—it's Friday, y'all!

Bed, Bitch & Beyond: No Sex, Please, I'm "Wrinkly"

What happens when a popular columnist and writer pens a "refreshingly honest--and brilliantly witty--celebration of the joys of getting wrinkly?" Nothing good.

Don't let the advance billing fool you--Virginia Ironside's new memoir is a misogynist, anti-sex turd wrapped up in fancy gift box of faux-empowerment.

Best (just about) Week Ever!

Even though our sign got jacked a few days ago (we're gonna find you, s***bags!), Bitch Media's week has been pretty rosy. A successful subscription campaign, a new issue coming down the pipeline, and now a great write-up from the independent magazine for independent magazines, UTNE reader! Danielle Maestrettie couldn't have concluded her piece better: "Take a cue from Bitch and put...

Feminists Protest PETA For a Change

Friend of Bitch (and Beaker Bitch blogger) Sarah Mirk posted a great piece over at Blogtown PDX yesterday on the new (and oh-so-unfortunate) PETA billboard in Florida, and the subsequent protest of PETA President Ingrid Newkirk's book signing at Powell's Books here in Portland. The offending billboard:

Seriously, PETA? I think I've lost enough weight already barfing at your ad...

Tube Tied: Okay, But What About the Women on Mad Men?

I can't say that this first episode of the third season of Mad Men wowed me, but I suppose it was inevitable, amidst all the hype, that the episode would disappoint at least one person in its audience.  And indeed, it was something of a shaky start.  Don's reminisicing - or, really, more accurately, reimagining, since he can't possibly remember - the circumstances of his own birth made for a...

On the Map: NY Times 'Half The Sky' Issue

The New York Times Sunday Magazine this weekend is a "special issue" about women in the developing world. So, how'd they do?

Introducing the Bitch Media Community Lending Library!

What's an office with over 800 page-turning books to do? Lend them out to the public, of course! That's what we here at Bitch Headquarters decided to do after we realized that our 13-years-in-the-making book collection, covering topics such as feminist theory, media studies, art, queer and gender studies, history, and sociology, was too impressive to hoard to ourselves. So last summer...

Is That a Bitch Sign in Your Pocket or Are You Just a Giant A-Hole?

Attention Bitch readers!

It was made known to us last night (by a big hole in the wall) that our Bitch door sign has been stolen! Here is a photo of the purloined sign in its former glory (in case you need to make an I.D.):

Red alert, readers! Lock up your signs because there is a thief on the loose! If you see this sign floating around NE Alberta Street (or in some...

Grrrl on Film-Lois Lane at the Movies: A Brief Herstory Part Two!

In Monday's post I shared a very condensed herstory of Lois Lane's appearances on film, as well as some clips of her filmic influences and contemporaries.

I know most people don't care for Lois, but I think that's because they haven't really given her consideration. I mean, here's a female character who, despite office sexism perseveres with moxie. She's tough-talking, street...