I used to think that if I was going to be a Serious Feminist, I would have to give up my eyeliner and outfits. It wasn’t until years later that I would come to realize exactly how misogynist that was, how deeply the devaluation of the artistic elements of fashion is actually due to its […]
Hosted by David Bowie's "Thursday's Child." On cassette!
Suggested by Shaker themiddlevoice: "What is the coolest place you have visited?"
Thank you to everyone who has sent good thoughts for Zelda and inquired to see how she's been doing. ?We have finally gotten a diagnosis: It is indeed Cushings disease. Today, Zelly started her meds, which will hopefully agree with her and start making her feel better very soon.(And will hopefully allow me to sleep through the night again, lol. Show More Summary
This blogaround brought to you by zippers.Recommended Reading:Brittney: [Content Note: Misogynoir] "Listen When I Talk to You!": How White Entitlement Marred My Trip to a Ferguson Teach-in Anne: [CN: Racism; white supremacy] Leigh Anne...Show More Summary
Advocates are suing Walmart over its new, inadequate protections for pregnant workers. The Dominican Republic will now allow abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the pregnant person is at risk. A history of sex ed films. 14 women of color who rocked 2014. Two teens have been arrested in the rape case of […]
[Content Note: Violence; death; issues of consent and ethics.]Serial is a podcast, one of the most popular podcasts of all time, hosted by reporter Sarah Koenig, who is investigating the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, whose ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, is serving a life sentence for the crime. Show More Summary
Missouri state representative Rick Brattin is pushing for a law that would require the consent of the “father” to get an abortion. The text of the bill, which is unlikely to pass and perhaps even less likely to stand as constitutional if it did, reads: “No abortion shall be performed or induced unless and until the father of the unborn […]
Tony! Toni! Toné!: "Feels Good"
Just shortly after publishing Jamz’ Best Feminist Music Videos of 2014 list, the consistently brilliant Future Brown — with the help of Jamz fave Maluca — put out a video that definitely should have made the cut. Sigh. I should have known — last year Beyoncé released her visual album the day after that year’s list. But let’s not […]
Here is some stuff in the news today...This is really quite amazing: "The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Police brutality; racism.]Eric Garner's last words were "I can't breathe." He said it over and over as police put him in the choke hold that would kill him. It has become a protest refrain, chanted by demonstrators inShow More Summary
Dyllan McGee Like countless aspects of the women’s movement before it, MAKERS, the renowned digital and video storytelling platform of women’s stories, started with Gloria Steinem. More accurately, it started when filmmaker Dyllan McGee asked Gloria if she could make a documentary about her life. Show More Summary
Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. As the national conversation around police violence continues in the aftermath of Ferguson, we need to be talking about men and masculinity. Because there are not many female cops shooting. Nor many women being shot. Over 90 percent of all homicides in America are committed by […]
SO COOL:A year after reporting that NASA’s Curiosity rover had found no evidence of methane gas on Mars, all but dashing hopes that organisms might be living there now, scientists reversed themselves on Tuesday.Curiosity has now recorded...Show More Summary
Over at Slate, Marybeth Seitz-Brown has an important piece on uptalk, the rising intonation some women use at the end of their declarative sentences. That speech pattern, and the women who employ it, are frequently belittled or outright dismissed, while the men who use it — and many do — escape the same censure. Seitz-Brown […]
This is incredibly strange: Yesterday, a Republican-appointed judge in a federal court in Pennsylvania, Judge Arthur Schwab, "declared aspects of President Obama's executive actions on immigration policy unconstitutional." What's strange...Show More Summary
The end of the year is all about arbitrary best-of lists. Five of us here at in the Bitch Media office wrote up our favorite pop culture of the year, from comic books to subreddits. KRISTIN ROGERS BROWN, Art Director Graphic Novels:Show More Summary
Suggested by Shaker Quinalla: "What's your favorite teaspoon success story? When you spoke up or pushed back on something and got a positive result."
[Content Note: Antifeminism; misogyny.]Hey, remember when David Finch, the husband in the husband and wife team to whom DC handed over the Wonder Woman franchise, said some incredibly stupid shit about Wonder Woman and feminism? AndShow More Summary