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The Bitch High Five: What Remake/Re-Release Should Be Next?

Every month in our newsletter (sign up on the homepage!), we survey our staffers and readers on their top five in a given category, complete with options, results and further comment space here on the Bitch blog. Lend a vote and give us five, or share your own idea below!

With all the nostalgia magnets in theatres lately (eg. Transformers, Smurfs) what film or...

Adventures in Feministory: Grace Paley

Activist, poet, mother, writer, Jewish woman, pacifist—it's hard to pick what defined Grace Paley. Born in the Bronx in 1922, Paley went on to publish award winning works of poetry and fiction, to be an active member of both the anti-war and women's movement, to teach writing at Sarah Lawrence, and used her poetry as a weapon well into her eighties. Here are just some reasons why Grace Paley...

Sex and the Fat Girl: Win Tickets to Erica Watson's "Fat Bitch!"

I will be reviewing the April 30 showing of "Fat Bitch!" for this column, and I'm interviewing Erica Watson after the show. YOU can win two tickets to either the April 29, 30 or May 1st shows, at 8 p.m., 8 p.m. and 5 p.m. respectively. The show is in Los Angeles at the Greenway Court Theater.

Electro Feminisms: The Hyperreal Ambience of Laurel Halo

One of the more interesting women making electronic music lately is Laurel Halo. Halo has the distinct whiff of virtuoso about her, having spent time as a classical pianist, in orchestras, in improv noise collectives, on college radio. Her King Felix EP released last year was a strange concoction of mutant pop, classic '80s sounding synthpop production worked through a shoegaze haze of...


A question was raised in the comments of the first post of this series* that comes up over and over again in discussions of street harassment: how do we establish (and maintain) healthy and authentic selves in a sociocultural environment that is hostile to who we are?

Okay, so the question wasn't exactly posed like that. Instead, Alexandra complained about when men she doesn't know...

The Wedding March: Size Doesn't Matter

With the whole world watching, it's understandable that Kate Middleton wants to look her best on her wedding day. But her recent weight loss has provided the press with its favorite topic: deconstructing women's bodies.

Evan Rachel Wood and The Frisky's Belittling of Bisexual Women


Bravo, Frisky, for exposing so many angles of biphobic bullying!

Oh, wait. Is that not your intention?

BitchTapes: Let's Ride Bikes!


All you fair-weather cyclists, dust off your helmet and put on your finest spandex shorts. It's biking season!

Tracklist after the jump.


On Our Radar

Start your weekend off right: with compelling articles from around the web!

  • Bitch contributor s.e. smith discusses asexuality on Tiger Beatdown.
  • Katha Pollitt writes for The Nation about the DC Abortion Fund and the right's vendetta against Planned Parenthood. (via AlterNet)
  • ColorLines shares three scholars' thoughts on fighting homophobia in hip-hop....

Beyond The Panel: An interview with Christine Smith of Eve's Apple

Christine Smith is the author of two webcomics, Eve's Apple and The Princess. Today I'm interviewing her about Eve's Apple (EA), a three-year-old webcomic about the titular Eve and her friends, love interests, enemies, and everything in between. Read our conversation about newspaper comics, fat bodies, and Betty and Veronica below!