Blog Profile / BitchMedia: Social Commentary


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Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Feminism
Posts on Regator:858
Posts / Week:3.2
Archived Since:January 22, 2010

Blog Post Archive

The Rise of the Anti-Rapist Anti-Hero

Egyptian comics character Qahera, a new Muslim superhero who street harassment and sexual violence. At the beginning of September, around the time news broke of Ciudad Juárez’s Diana, “Huntress of Bus Drivers”, my dad informed me that...Show More Summary

As George Zimmerman Shows, Violence in the Street Can Mean Violence at Home

George and Shellie Zimmerman, appearing in court. Photo via. In case you haven’t heard, George Zimmerman went berserk Monday, punching his father-in-law in the face and pulling a gun on his estranged wife. Shellie Zimmerman, who is filing...Show More Summary

Interview with Activist Emi Koyama on Silencing and Male Feminists

It’s upsetting when an activist group winds up alienating the very people they’re supposed to be supporting. That’s exactly what happened to long-time social justice activist Emi Koyama two weeks ago at the Forging Justice conference...Show More Summary

On Being Friends With White People

I eagerly read Brittney Cooper's article on Salon this week, "The Politics of Being Friends with White People." While she and I have many demographics in common--being the academically accelerated Black girl in mostly white classes—there are huge differences in our experiences. Show More Summary

We Need to Talk About Hugo, Race, and Feminism

Hugo Schwyzer is a narcissistic blowhole. This week, many of the women whom Schwyzer attacked and villified online over the years have successfully pushed the media frenzy around his recent admission that he's a fraud and an abuser into...Show More Summary

Every Street Should Be a Safe Space

Whether it’s getting catcalled or being told to smile, almost every woman deals with street harassment. But it took until this summer to stage the first-ever international conference on street harassment, which took place over the weekend...Show More Summary

Eight Questions on Bitchiness for Seattle Poet Natasha Marin

This month, Bitch is collaborating with Her Kind, a literary community hosted by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, by posing a series of questions to a talented woman writer. Seattle interdisciplinary artist and poet Natasha Marin took on...Show More Summary

Why the Foster Article Exposes Our Racism

Last week, you might have read Questlove's piece about his experiences being profiled daily as a black man in light of the George Zimmerman verdict. "You ain't shit. That's the lesson I took from this case.... These words are deep because...Show More Summary

Despite the Haters, I Love Cosplay.

The author (far right), her sister, and two other cosplayers dressed as Marceline and Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time, taken at Sakuracon 2013. Summer is a good time to be a geek. This week is San Diego Comic-Con—the country's...Show More Summary

When I Say My Daughter is Transgender, Believe Me.

Many transgender people have made their story public in recent decades, including Nikki (above) a 12-year-old who graced the cover of People magazine in June. Decorated war veteran Kristin Beck made headlines in recent weeks after Anderson Cooper interviewed her on CNN. Show More Summary

Fat Liberation is Totally Queer

Last Wednesday, my partner and I woke up to wonderful news: DOMA and Prop 8 are defeated! After our wedding this summer, we will be legally married. It’s a time for celebration, and for inspiration. What work still needs to be done?Show More Summary

Three Michigan Muslim Teen Girls Discuss Their Hijabs

Whether it's debates over France’s ban on headscarves, schools banning girls from wearing scarves, or fights over what hijabs represent to society, what is often missing from media coverage of women wearing hijabs is the voices of Muslim...Show More Summary

This Father's Day, More than 1 Million Fathers Are in Prison.

Many kids will spend this morning hanging out with their fathers. But 1 in 7 African American children will have a hard time seeing a parent today—they’re in prison. Father’s Day is a particularly moving chance to reflect on the sheer...Show More Summary

Academia's Anti-Fat Problem.

“Dear obese PhD applicants: if you don’t have the willpower to stop eating carbs, you won’t have the willpower to do a dissertation #truth” That tweet from University of New Mexico evolutionary psychology professor Geoffrey Miller ignited uproar last week. Show More Summary

Meet the Teen Girl Superhero Squad Who Fight Racism and "Nerd Discrimination"

Something truly rad has happened in Winnipeg, Canada. A group of teenage girls has created their own set of superhero trading cards. The after school group has dreamed up heroines who fight against the everyday evils facing teenage girls. Meet The Bookmark. Show More Summary

Forcing Your Old Abercrombie and Fitch Clothes on People is a Bad Idea

Upset about Abercrombie and Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries recent explanation that his brand refuses to cater to plus-size people and would rather burn its returned clothes than donate them, an LA video producer named Greg Karber got a bigShow More Summary

LEGOs Could Use a Makeover.

LEGOs are some of the most creative toys around for kids. When I was growing up, I loved mixing together sets and building whole worlds (including assembling a perfect replica of Jurassic Park whose quality I will defend to this day) and never saw them as a toy meant for either boys or girls. But recently, LEGOs have come under fire for two reasons. Show More Summary

We Need a National Monument to Survivors of Sexual Violence

This past year, rape has dominated the headlines. From front-page coverage of the Penn State trials to Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment to international outcry about gang rape in India to national focus on Steubenville, talking about rape—a long-silenced topic—is finally a mainstream conversation. Show More Summary

Awesome Anti-Street Harassment Ads on Philly's Subway

This is Anti-Street Harrassment Week, the perfect time to highlight this great subway campaign the group iHollaback launched in Philadelphia. Every city could use this! Until then, check out our list of ways straight dudes can prevent street harassment.

How Do We Define Online Feminism? #FemFuture Ignites Debate.

How do you make money from online content? In the past two decades, this financial dilemma has plagued everything from newspapers to political-action organizations to social-media behemoths like Facebook. This week, feminist researchers...Show More Summary

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