Last week, I got a message in my inbox: Starbucks is now selling vegan cookies!!!! Vegan revolution OMG!! And my cynical first thought was, "What? And why the hell should I patronize an organization I lovingly refer to as Starfucks?" Maybe I'm an anomaly as a vegan, or maybe I'm just an idealist, but I care about liberation for all, not just the animals. We shouldn't have to sacrifice one set of rights for another.
Billboards proclaiming Black Children Are An Endangered Species have appeared across the city of Atlanta in the last couple of weeks. The poster was created by activist groups Georgia Right To Life and the Radiance Foundation. They claim that black women have three times the number of abortions in comparison to white women in the state and that this is indicative of a eugenics-based conspiracy to deplete the African American population. A conspiracy, they argue, that goes right back to the agitator for birth control, Margaret Sanger, who, they say, would have been happy to hear that 40% of African American women's pregnancies are aborted.
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.
Oh hai. So it's been a while since the last installment of I Can Has Feminizm?, but fear not: Feminizt LOLz r bak. And just in time for the sporting event of the season! (You knew that cats love the Winter Olympics, right?)
Tired of listening to Taylor Swift sing about all those love pains she's endured? Yeah, me too. In (dis)honor of Valentine's Day, here are some of my favorite tunes to smile to that present a love that is sometimes problematic, often tiring but never boring.
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.