Before Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to win the “Nobel Prize” of mathematics? Before the NBA had any female head coaches? Before Laverne Cox was on the cover of Time, or a girl had thrown the winning pitch of the Little League World Series? Oh yeah—and remember last year, before Cheryl Strayed’s decidedly feminist memoir, Wild, was made into a major motion picture by an industry that is content to ignore the Bechdel test?
This year, it’s impossible to deny the fact that feminism isn’t isolated to women’s studies classes and books on theory anymore.
From using our pencils all the way down to their erasers to taking out the literal trash, we’ve got nonprofit cred. Here’s our top 5 list. Make sure you read all the way through—#2 is pretty important.
5. We all sit in the same 900 square foot office.
Not like, the cool kind of open-space Google Campus high-ceilinged office. A tiny, used-to-be-an-upstairs-apartment kind of room. Need to make a private phone call? The closet is your only hope. We love it. But it’s definitely nonprofit material.
It’s hard to ignore the bold black and red lettering on the cover of our Love/Lust issue, set against a bright yellow background.
"Everything you always wanted to know about love/lust.*" And then, lingering a few lines below, "*But were afraid to ask."
In its pages, you’ll find out that through the varied lenses of dozens of writers, illustrators, and editors, we actually do explore love and lust from perspectives that too often fall under the radar—from dating while fat, to political sex scandals, to Playgirl’s hairy history and back again—and we’re excited for you to dig into the issue.
And there’s another great reason to get Love/Lust today:
We need your help to reach a critical $25,000 funding goal by September 30, so starting right now, all subscriptions are 20 percent off!
If you know Bitch Media , then you know that we make it our mission to consider the issues at hand in a way that doesn’t necessarily result in clean lines, clear-cut answers, or feel-good think-pieces.
We're thrilled to announce that just three short days after our announcement that we need to raise $40,000 by October 15th in order to print the next issue of Bitch, you've rallied together and propelled us beyond our $40,000 fundraising goal. In fact, by the time we looked up from our computers, you'd already donated $46,000! On top of that, you've spread the word far and wide, and offered powerful and inspiring words of support.
This tremendous and swift outpouring has been honoring and humbling—particularly because you've offered it during the worst days the U.S. economy has seen this year. Thank you. We're deeply grateful.
Please help us keep the momentum going and continue donating and offering your feedback and ideas. We know many of you have ideas and concerns about Bitch's future and sustainability, and we're grateful for the critical feedback and ideas you've offered so far. We're listening. And we assure you we're hard at work on a sustainable vision, based on your feedback (and we're at work on a survey to help facilitate this process).