Please go out and support these artists and MINT gallery. If you go, let us know how the show went since none of us Bitch staffers can make the journey from Portland (although we would like to be there).
The best take I've seen on the feminist infighting on whom to support in the primaries (via Feministe, whose Jill also has some great stuff to say). (And cheers to Alternet for for inaugurating a Reproductive Justice and Gender section, but shouldn't there be something else for feminist coverage? 'Cause, y'know, the last time I checked, gender issues encompassed a whole lot more than baby-makin' parts.)
I can't help myself from reading the latest installment in Britney's saga, which just gets increasingly depressing and weird. Overall, I feel a great sadness for one very lost woman and the fate of her children. The latest news about her "manager" stealing from her, controlling her with pills and pimping her to paparazzi is shocking and yet, I'm not sure how different Sam Lufti is from Britney's own parents. This story should alert everyone to the dangers of not educating one's children while throwing them to the wolves of intense media scrutiny. You'd think the pitf
Once upon a time, I was knee-deep in earnest pitches from young writers, galleys of new books on every topic that could potentially be tagged as "women's issues," and piles of red-ink-stained page proofs. Then I had a baby girl and two weeks later my other girls up and moved shop to Portland, Oregon.
"Do you suffer from embarassing dark or discolored intimate areas"...reads South Beach Skin Solutions pitch for their "Lightening Gel For Sensitive Areas." Teeth whitening products seem positively provincial next to this product for...ahem...assholes (sorry, there's just no delicate way to put that). Folks, "Don't be fooled by other products claiming to be for anal bleaching"...this is the only solution for that troublesome area! This may be the first time I am actually suffering from too much shock and bewilderment to feel actual offense at this very moment. (Via Daily Candy)
On this Bravo reality show, Patti Stanger, the President and CEO of "The Millionaire's Club" finds and matches stereotypically attractive women to rich dudes who can't seem to find a "decent" woman to have a relationship with. Basically, she's a pimp. She has rules about the couple not having sex until they are "committed", a sort of bizarrely puritanical twist that doesn't make it any less creepy.