A small gift or "stocking stuffer" can be really be the kind of simple luxury that brings fun, color, and joy into your daily routine, which is why they are so fun to give and receive. And although they can be inexpensive, these gifts are often not the sort thing we buy for ourselves. During the winter holidays at Bitch HQ we draw names for a gift exchange, which is referred to alternatively as "Secret Santa," "Holiday Special Peer," and "Unknown Gift-giving Buddy." Here's a list of gifts under $10 that are fun to give, fun to receive, a pleasure to use, and perfect for stockings or an office exchange!
Nothing brings people together over the holidays like TV. No matter how tense things get when your aunt's boyfriend talks politics or your college roommate tells you she "liked your hair better before," it all fades away when the Twilight Zone marathon comes on on SyFy. Not only that, but TV-related items make great gifts for lots of different people. If it's a good friend you're buying for, you can hit it out of park with a clever TV-inspired DIY present. If you're getting a gift for someone you don't know well, a show on DVD or a TV-friendly snack is almost always a safe bet. Here are a few ideas to get you started!
The holiday season is here again, which means it's time once again for our Bitch in a Box gift guides! Over the next few weeks, Bitch staffers and contributors will be taking turns writing themed gift guides designed to please even the scroogiest feminists on your shopping list. From TV lovers to tea lovers, we've got you covered. To kick things off, it's our "Bitch in a Box" holiday video!
For your tweeting information we've got some brand-new, reader-contributed Twitter Lists for everyone to follow! What's a Twitter List, you ask? Well, it's a list that you can "follow" to see short, timely, feminist updates from Twitterers around the world. You don't even need to sign up for Twitter to see our lists, so no there's no peer pressure to sign up (but you should really, really think about it).
We're going to have to give a special thanks to all of the #BitchTwitList Tweeters. There's no way we could have covered all the great Twitters out there, and we're still accepting submissions. Take a big ol' peek at the lists if you've got the time–we've got one for writers, one for organizations, one for publications and one for Bitchcontributors.
Now remember, these aren't exhaustive, so if you feel like someone should be included, let us know! We only want to keep expanding: a musician list, a comics list, a feminist superhero we really wish was real list–help us make them! Tell us what you think in the comments or by going on Twitter and using the #bitchtwitlist hashtag, and read away.
If you live in the US, you're probably celebrating Thanksgiving today. And if you're online right now, you probably need some links and video clips to distract you from whatever the holiday has brought your way (canceled flights, conservative relatives, overcooked yams, etc.). Here are some things we're reading/watching/suggesting today to help stuff your Thanksgiving with pop culture and criticism (the best stuffing there is, except for the kind my mom makes). Be sure to share what you're reading in the comments! Happy Thanksgiving!
The Short: Leave us comments with your favorite feminist/Bitch related Twitter accounts!
The Long: We're putting together feminist Twitter reccomendations for our readers. There's no way our high-tech-feminist-radar-supercomputer could find all of the good Twitters, so we need your help! We want writers, blogs, media producers, personalities (Feminist Hulk, anyone?) or anyone that you think might be of interest to our other readers. We'll feed all of your submissions back into the supercomputer, along with some submissions of our own, press "enhance" and then we'll have our very own (very rough) reader-collaborative guide to Twitter!