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Bitch Blogs Commenting, version 2.0

Help us in welcoming a new addition to the Bitch Blogs: an updated and much-improved COMMENTS POLICY! As you know, we've had some issues over the past year with blow ups in the comments section, and our former comments policy just wasn't up to the job.

Oh, and while we're on the subject of blow ups, we've gotten some feedback from our readers recently in regards to comment...

Tuning In: Postfeminist Miley, post-Montana

A look ahead at Miley Cyrus's transition out of Hannah Montana, which airs its final season on the Disney Channel this summer.

The Young and The Feckless: Nothin' but Net(working)

It should come as no surprise to anyone who's been on the job search in the last two or three years that networking is now being held up as the be all and end all of job hunting strategies. Normally, I simply skim this ubiquitous and rather facile advice (it's on par with Cosmo beauty tips when it comes to regurgitating the same ol' same ol'), but this piece from the Wall Street Journal was...

The Lady Is a Tramp: Death to the Size Queen Myth

I guess I should have seen it crouching in the corners of the workshop. It lurked in a chat I had with another woman about my recent post on Trojan Magnums and its trading on the Big Black Penis stereotype...

Then it sprang forth...

TelevIsm: The Disappointing Case of Kate Austen

Image: Lost character Kate Austen played by Evangeline Lily I was going to begin this post with the line "Kate is a divisive character among Lost fans", but I won't, because it's not true. The Lost fan community is, with some exceptions, united against Kate. Very few Lost fans are Kate fans, the way people are Ben fans or Juliet fans or Hurley fans. In fact, many fan discussions are rife with...

BitchTapes: Beach Party!

It seems like just yesterday we were transitioning from winter to spring... but now summer is here! And with it comes a steep, almost exponential increase in readily available advice on how to hate your body, courtesy of the magazine rack. There's plenty of instructions on how to flatten your stomach (don't breathe) and mandates to buy rhinestone-encrusted flip-flops and expensive bathing suits...

The Young and The Feckless: An Interview with Refuse the Silence's Morgane Richardson

I stumbled across Morgane Richardson's Refuse the Silence project via a link on Twitter. Immediately, it made me think of a discussion in the comments section of an earlier Y&F post about where the stories and conversations around the non-archetypical Millennial experience were and the need to bring attention to these stories as a means of fleshing out and adding dimensions to the (at...

Tuning In: Up Dawson's Creek

A look back at Dawson's Creek, which offered music as a potential site for self-actualization to its female characters.

Sm{art}: Does it matter if your vibrator is sexy?

How many times have I heard people describe a new new laptop computer or i-Whatever as sexy? So much so that apple has built a brand on technology that people want to touch, hold, explore. Sleek, clean, shiny. High-touch and high-tech. And yet, when I think of sex toys design, I often think garish, clunky, and tacky. Why would the ultimate in touchable tech not follow suit?

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TelevIsm: The Numbers

Spoiler Alert! Don't say we didn't warn you... Image: Sayid, wearing a beret, looks down. In the first post in this series, I looked at how white and nonwhite characters in representation and death on the Island at the center of Lost. While the Island is the focus of Lost, flashbacks and other off-island plots are the main way in which the show develops individual characters, and these...

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