Throughout 2012, the mainstream media has given you dozens of examples of why the need to amplify feminist voices is more crucial than ever, and independent, nonprofit Bitch Media has been doing that work for 17 years and counting. Now, here are ten reasons of our own to support Bitch Media:
Buying a gift for a fashionista can be one tough nut to crack. Do you want to dazzle and impress, but have no idea what the difference between a cowl neck and a crew neck is? Are you as ensembly challenged as Amber from Clueless? Fear not! Here at Bitch, we understand that navigating the fashion world can be daunting to the unfamiliar. So we've compiled a list of our most favorite finds for the trendsetter in your life. Don't waste another minute stressing! Take the scotch tape out and get ready to put a bird bow on it.
You deserve comics that highlight women who have made critical contributions to society.
We all deserve history that comes alive. The best stories, to me, are the ones with weird and sometimes awkward details that we can relate to. Illustration in general also makes complex issues and stories easier to digest. It's hard to be interested in stories when you don't see yourself in them, and hard to imagine yourself in a creative field when you don't see room for yourself in it.
Just in time for the holidays, we've added a few new totes and tees to BitchMart! Taking advantage of 20% off Bitch subscriptions today? Add a tote or tee (or both!) to your shopping cart—get a head start on shopping for your friends while supporting independent feminist media.
Elisha Lim, the illustrator behind the graphic series 100 Butches, has been illustrating beautiful and powerful wall calendars for the past few years. Their Sissy Calendar featured illustrations of people who identify as, celebrate and challenge the word "sissy". This year's calendar, The Comfort of Queer Family Wisdom Calendar, features illustrations of queer writers, artists, and organizers alongside words from Elisha on combating isolation by picking up queer and anti-racist books, organizing, and having conversations with friends. Both calendars are available at BitchMart! Elisha, who is a frequent Bitch contributor, was kind enough to answer a few questions about their calendars, the people featured in them, and what they're up to next.
It's the end of the year (almost!) and we're looking ahead to January to dig in to a new "era" here at Bitch Media. With exciting programs on the horizons ready to launch, we're sharing 10 Reasons to Support Bitch to compel readers to invest in our future. This week's reason focuses on where our money comes from—and why that's so important. Technically, Reason #2 reads:
One of the things that we feel strongly about at Bitch, and always have, is that there's no one monolithic feminism, but many feminisms, and even more voices that speak to that variety. And it's been gratifying, eye-opening, and thrilling to work with and publish so many of these voices over the past 17 years.