Happy weekend! Happy Feminsit LOLz! At the Bitch Office we're in the final throes of preparing our much-anticipated fall issue! We're totally stoked about the new layout and think you will be too! We know this guy is:
Inspiration for this week's Decree was a tie dominated by the South: between South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, ultimately Graham's harassment topped the SCLC's hypocrisy.
I've mentioned before that my family is Puerto Rican, and while that is something I take immense pride in, I never really fully grasped the incredible history Puerto Rico has as primarily a possession of one world leading country or another. Recently, in my quest to find out more about this place (and to find people more exciting than Ricky Martin or Jennifer Lopez that created Puerto Rico's legacy) I didn't have to look much further than the first independence revolution of the 1860s. It was there I found a brazen revolutionary, Mariana Bracetti, who was integral to Puerto Rico's revolt and first attempts to proclaim itself as an independent republic. Read more after the jump!
Bitch Popaganda: It's like The View, except we don't get paid.
Hey there, audiophiles! Time for another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in to hear Kjerstin, Annalee, and Kelsey discuss women and confessional journalism, Sarah Palin's resignation, and Beth Ditto's new clothing line. You can stream the podcast right here, or download it and listen on-the-go!
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Where: The Egg, 534 SE Oak St., Portland 97214 Date/Time: Wednesday, July 15, 2009; 6-7pm bring your clothes and view what is available (try to arrive on time so that clothes can be arranged); 7-10pm grab as much as you can stuff in a bag! Cost: $7/bag if you bring clothes to swap, $10/bag if you don't Swap til you Drop! Got some clothes you've been jonesing to toss out? Bring them, and your party attitude, and swap them in the name of Bitch! It's for a good cause, and you can get some cool duds while you're at it. Refreshments and fun provided. Women's and men's clothes welcome! Bring a friend! All proceeds benefit Bitch Media. Support what you love! You can also RSVP on Facebook!
As you may have seen in Nicole J. Georges' tributes to gay animals, we are learning that gender in the animal kingdom is just as fluid for cats, dogs, giraffes, birds, and monkeys as it is for us humans. Why is it, then, that we still encourage animals (humans included) to conform to antiquated gender roles? Some members of the animal kingdom have had enough of this, like this doggeh who is sick of being dressed like a princess:
And this kitteh is having the opposite problem. Poor lil' guy just wants to dress like a princess!
Here is yet another member of the animal kingdom who is choosing to express her nontraditional gender.
Nostalgia for the past has been rearing its feathered head in marketing campaigns over the past several years, and it doesn't look like it's going anywhere. Retro styles, re-released music, and 80s cartoons (Transformers, anyone?) are being made over for the new millennium as consumable items for a whole new crop of youngsters with babysitting money burning a whole in their pockets. And while I'm all for nostalgia, something just doesn't seem right about how these products are being revamped. Not only are their makeovers subtly (and not-so-subtly) sexist, they are also poorly designed and downright boring.