Although the Genesis issue is off the newsstands, we present you with Bitch's second foray into audio, The Genesis of Genesis. This episode features a conversation about summer superhero movies, a literal interpretation of Genesis, and a blast from Bitch's past. We also take to the streets to ask people, "When does life begin?" Woven throughout are the sounds from Bitch for the Birds and Sugar Short Wave. So take a listen, and let us know what you liked, and what you'd like to hear in future episodes.
So apparently the Florida Federation of Republican Women has launched a boycott against Oprah's TV show and magazine because of her refusal to invite Sarah Palin onto her show until after the election. Now, I'm not the biggest fan of Oprah, and frankly, I find it incredibly difficult to remain tuned in to electoral campaigns. But I don't have to agree with everything she does and says to jump to her defense on this one...
And someone please tell me that Olivia's creator has nothing to do with this campaign's use of Olivia!
Y'all, I'm officially Sarah Palined out. My Google alerts have been seriously off the chain for the past two weeks, but it's getting to the point where I just can't face them every day. Yes, San Francisco Chronicle, I am aware that "Palin Candidacy Stokes Debate Among Women." No , Bonnie Chernin Rogoff, it's not Palin's "sudden popularity" that has feminists in a "snit." Yes, various religion- and motherhood-focused bloggers, we're all cognizant of the fact that both Christian women and mothers can be feminists. And listen, Us Weekly and similar publications, I never thought I would say this, but could you do me a favor and stick to coverage of the fashion foibles of Tori Spelling and the cast of Gossip Girl and not get all involved in comparing Palin's looks to those of Tina Fey and Megan Mullally? Because it's going to really ruin the new season of 30 Rock for me.
But I do want to point out that Katha Pollitt, is her inimitable fashion, has distilled all the Palin madness and hypocrisy wonderfully in her latest column for The Nation. Even if you're sick of the Palin-palooza, it's well worth your time.
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