Articles published in the print Bitch magazine issue, Underground. Check out the complete table of contents for the issue here.

Trade Secrets: The tough talk of the new anti-trafficking movement

In the 2008 film Taken, Liam Neeson plays Bryan Mills, a retired CIA operative whose undercover past is called into action when his daughter is kidnapped while traveling abroad and sold into sexual slavery. Using his counterterrorism skills to torture and murder those who stand between him and his daughter's captors, he eventually rescues his daughter and comes home a hero, with no consequences exacted for the violence he's inflicted in the name of his daughter's safety. The film was a commercial, if not critical, hit (a sequel is forthcoming in 2012), perhaps because, like many a made-for-TV movie or Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode, it served a voyeuristic interest in the world of forced prostitution and sex trafficking involving attractive young, white, middle-class female...

Raise Your Glass If U R A Firework Who Was Born This Way: Who's to say what makes a gay anthem?

Hey, guys.... Um, this is Ke$ha. I just wanted to say something. Um, to anyone who's being bothered, or abused, or harassed, or bullied, I just wanted to tell you that, um...it will get better. It will. No matter if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, however you are choosing to live is... Read more »

Young, Awkward, and Black: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl's Issa Rae Gets Comfortable With Success

"Should I say hi again? She knows I'm here." J slinks along the hallway of Gutbusters, the diet-pill company she works for, to avoid seeing the new hire she keeps running into. Growing impatient with the situation's awkwardness, J wonders, "Does this girl live in the hallway?" Whether it's running... Read more »