We're exhausted here at Bitch headquarters today by all of the weirdness that's happening on Double X, the new online women's magazine that is a version of the eponymous Slate blog. Apparently, the folks over at Double X don't want to identify as being feminist, but they sure love talking about how feminism is dead. And out to get us. ZOMBIE FEMINISM!
A few episodes back on CSI Vegas, we got to see the geeky (or rather the super-geeky) side of lab tech Wendy Simms. In addition to loving horror films and working in a lab, it turns out Wendy is an unabashed 'Quester' (in the fictional world of CSI, that's the equivalent of being a Trekker/Trekkie). She's discovered at a convention by her equally geeky lab colleague, Hodges, and the awkward, but endearing exchange they have is relatable for any of us who feel an immediate connection to someone who shares what many might seen as a 'silly' obsession—for me it's anyone with ample LOTR media or Prog rock albums hiding in their
Former boy band-er and current Michael Jackson wannabe (hey, I love him, but he's no King of Pop) Justin Timberlake hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend. While funny, a few of these JT SNL (omg acronyms!) sketches are crying out for a bit o' feminist analysis. Let's give it to them!
Here at Bitch, we are all about grassroots support. We like getting out there and meeting our readers and supporters face-to-face and we rely so much on your support to make what we do happen. You've heard of our House Party fundraising drive and I thought, how can I sit here and expect the masses to kick it with their friends in the name of Bitch and not woman-up and do it myself? So...if you're in the Missoula, MT area this Wednesday, I've got an event for you. Read on for more information!
In the last couple of years, many of you have asked—with varying degrees of patience—if Bitch would ever return to selling t-shirts. Well, the answer is yes and the time is now. We're thrilled to announce the opening of BitchMart,
our online shop. Tell the world you love Bitch, and look good doing it:
With our eco-friendly, sweatshop-free products, you'll not only be the sharpest, most progressive dresser on your block, you'll be doing Bitch Media a solid by supporting our mission.
At first, when I heard there was a video out there in response to the SNL/Lonely Island's Pet Shop Boys-esque "Jizz In My Pants" that was calling itself a "ladies' response", I was psyched. I love when funny ladies do things! And think of the hilarious possibilities to be had with a "Jizz In My Pants" response! So you can imagine my dismay when I learned that a) the video was written and made by a group of men and just features women, and b) the video is actually a commercial for the ridiculous fake engagement ring company Ms. Taken.
Bristol Palin went on several talk shows recently as a spokeswoman advocating against teen pregnancy, and reactions seem to be split between finding the whole thing deliciously ironic or wholly unsurprising. Although drumming attention for a critical issue in the United States (teen pregnancy rates are still extremely high--and you thought swine flu was a pandemic!), the coverage of teen pregnancy rings hollow—not only was discussion centered around practicing abstinence, but Bristol herself rarely gets a word in edgewise.