You deserve comics that highlight women who have made critical contributions to society.
We all deserve history that comes alive. The best stories, to me, are the ones with weird and sometimes awkward details that we can relate to. Illustration in general also makes complex issues and stories easier to digest. It's hard to be interested in stories when you don't see yourself in them, and hard to imagine yourself in a creative field when you don't see room for yourself in it.
It's the end of the year (almost!) and we're looking ahead to January to dig in to a new "era" here at Bitch Media. With exciting programs on the horizons ready to launch, we're sharing 10 Reasons to Support Bitch to compel readers to invest in our future. This week's reason focuses on where our money comes from—and why that's so important. Technically, Reason #2 reads:
We've been talking about why subscribing to Bitch is important for the past two weeks now, and many of you have responded by buying subscriptions for yourself and others, or joining our B-Hive of sustainers. Thank you! For those of you who haven't gotten around to it yet, today is the last day of our subscription campaign and we're asking for your support one last time.
Today I'm calling on other male-identified Bitch supporters to do their part. Bitch, like feminism in general, is not and cannot just be for women.
Let's face it—men are underrepresented in their support for the feminist movement. A lot of men believe that feminism is just for women, or at least that they don't have a constructive role to play. I'm here to tell you that's a bunch of hooey, and to thank all the men out there who speak up about sexism's impacts.
I'm asking every guy reading this today to put your money where your mouth is. If you support keeping one of the strongest, wittiest and most consistent voices in feminist media in print now is the time to show it.
Across the world—on Facebook and Twitter, through our blogs and podcasts, in classrooms, and in our very own lending library—thousands of people engage with Bitch Media. Providing and encouraging a feminist response to pop culture is important work that we intend to carry on for years to come.
The very real danger, however, is that we might not be able to continue to provide a feminist response to pop culture with a printed magazine. So we're asking you today, and we'll continue to ask over the next week and a half: Do you want Bitch Media to continue publishing a quarterly magazine?
It's time to put your money where your Bitch is, online reader. If you want to Keep Bitch in Print, if you want to support the organization that brings you all the feminist response to pop culture that's fit to print—online and off—subscribe, renew, or become a sustainer now.
As you may have noticed, we're in the midst of a subscription campaign. We need about 300 new subscribers by the end of the week to reach our goal, and we need web readers (that's you!) to help us get there. See, if you love Bitch online, we're willing to be that you'll also love Bitch in print (plus, a subscription to Bitch supports Bitch Media, thus allowing us to provide free online content—it's a win-win)! If you've never encountered a print version of Bitch before, you're in for a real treat. Awesome illustrations and more after the jump! subscribe now!
Each week, thousands of people visit this website (hi there!), but many of them haven't yet subscribed to Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, our print magazine. Does this describe you? Do you enjoy Bitch Media's online offerings but have yet to know the joy of getting a shiny print edition—full of new articles that can't be found on the website of course—delivered right to your mailbox? We can help!