Tomorrow is Mother's Day, and though the commercial holiday might have a cheesy reputation filled with schlocky cards, cheap candy, and Build-A-Bears, the true spirit of Mother's Day is nothing if not feminist. After all, what other holiday exists solely to honor the older women in our lives for the sacrifices they've made on our behalf? We can honor not only our own mothers tomorrow (if we're lucky enough to have them around) but also those women who've helped to make us the kickass feminists we see in the mirror today. Did you know that one of the early calls to celebrate Mother's Day was from feminist Julia Ward Howe in her "Mother's Day Proclamation"? It's true!
More mother lovin' after the jump! Complete with music videos! Oh, and don't forget to give your mom a Mother's Day shout out in the comments section!
Hey Bitch fans! It's Valentine's Day, and whether you and your main squeeze have a romantic evening planned, or your romantic evening consists of drinking beers on the couch and passing out in front of the Winter Olympics (we've heard some people do that...) you can count on Bitch to be your Valentine. Look! We even got you a present:
So have a great Valentine's Day! And if you aren't in the romantic mood, remember that Eve Ensler's V-Day Organization hosts events all over the world today to support an end to violence against women and girls, and that's a cause we can all get behind. And never forget that shit, you is fine.
Bitch's Old issue (with a diorama-tastic cover) should be hitting mailboxes shortly. In the meantime, you can check out three hot-off-the-proverbial-press articles. We've got an analysis of 1963's Fascinating Womanhood's legacy ("Forever Your Girl"), a round-up of recent (male) child media prodigies ("Hitting the Small Time"), and an overview of fertility apps ("Control Womb"). If you're left salivating for the rest of the Old issue, you don't have much longer to wait (or subscribe if you haven't yet!) For more Bitch magazine articles, you can always check out the Articles page which features everything from the latest excerpts to stuff from the archive.