And since this is the B-sides blog, I am going to make a shameless pitch for development/outreach intern applicants - what's more fun than helping Bitch stay in business by planning an art show/auction? By working with supporters/readers around the nation for our chapters and release parties? If you are a junkie for people, this is for you.
A few commenters have wondered in the past few weeks why there's been such a paltry amount of coverage of the primaries and their attendent issues on this site. I can't speak for my colleagues — as we always write, in tiny print, in the magazine's masthead, we have varying opinions and no monolithic position on most of the issues we cover — but I've become, as I'm sure many of you have, really exhuasted by the circularity of so much of the dialogue surrounding the question of who deserves the nomination more, Hillary or Barack.
Well, it's going to be. At long last, we're thrilled to announce that our very own podcast is in the works. Look for more details soon, but for now I want to give a quick shout out to podcaster extraordinaire Julie Sabatier, creator of DIY, Portland, who's graciously agreed to serve as our podcast producer. She and I met over pizza and beer (guess that seems to be a recurring theme lately) and hammered out a sketch of our first podcast: excerpts from the new Wired issue, some highlights from our upcoming pop culture debate club, and voices from folks about technology and feminism.
Sigh. One day after the Washington Post published the op-edby Charlotte Allen titled "We Scream, We Swoon. How Dumb Can We Get?", the paper has responded to the massive public outcry against the piece by stating — what else? — that the piece was meant to be
Via Jezebel, a deeply confusing op-ed from the Aspen Times Weekly. Is it satire? Sincerity? Sheer douchebaggery? All of the above? Ultimately, one point is clear: The writer hates him some Hillary Clinton.
If you, like me, aren't sure you can stomach another season—'scuse me, "cycle"—of Tyra Banks, the two Jays, and a handful of hot messes who will never be models, but you still kind of want to keep up on the show, might I suggest reading the excellent recaps on SFGate.com's Culture Blog?
A lovely group of folks has organized a monthly Bitch-themed Think and Drink at the Florida Room, a local bar here in Portland. I had the pleasure of attending this month's meet-up, where we talked about everything from Hillary versus Obama, dogs versus cats, and cranky farm pigs and their geese friends (what can I say, I love me some animal stories?). They even fundraised for us! Apparently they heard the news that Briar likes her beer...
On the bus to work today, I read the new issue of $pread magazine. For those not familiar, $pread's mission is to build community and destigmatize sex work by providing a forum for people working in the industry. They publish interviews, feature articles, reviews, news, and personal stories of sex workers from all perspectives.