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Save Bitch Magazine: YouTube video and message from staff

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September 16th, 2008

As many readers of WIMN’s Voices know, Women In Media & News has a long collaborative history with Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture magazine. Lisa Jervis, co-founder of Bitch, is WIMN’s founding board chair. I’m Bitch’s editorial and creative director, and also among WIMN’s Voices’ original house bloggers. Over the years, we’ve reviewed books […]

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B-Word/Bitch Magazine seeks a program director!

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August 8th, 2008

Here at Bitch, we’re in search of a perfect someone to join our tiny but dedicated staff as a program director (full-time) at our office in Portland, Oregon. Someone bright, with a deep talent and love for analyzing media/pop culture from a perspective rooted in social/economic justice, who’s passionate about both print publishing and newer […]

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Career-minded women not totally human, sez Today

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October 5th, 2007

It’s been a while since I started my morning by screaming at my television, but a segment on today’s Today sent me into full-fledged flailing, eye-rolling, cursing spasms. Seriously, I think I scared my dog. The reason? Today’s report on “the rise of the fembot.”
The segment started with a clip of Grey’s Anatomy’s Christina Yang […]

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I’m Talking about Thomas on CNN….

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September 27th, 2007

…Isaiah Thomas, that is, on tonight’s episode of CNN’s Out in the Open, which airs at 8pm ET, 5pm PT. The subject is Thomas’s alleged repeated use of the word “bitch” when addressing former Knicks marketing VP Anucha Browne Sanders. (See Jemele Hill’s great post below for more on the case.)
Anyway, if I understood the […]

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Is America finally sick of torture porn?

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July 25th, 2007

Entertainment Weekly’s Lisa Schwarzbaum has long been my favorite movie critic, and I salute her anew for her column in the magazine’s current issue. A sidebar titled simply “What I Hate,” the piece talks about why Schwarzbaum refuses to see any offering from the genre now officially known as “torture porn.” Ostensibly about the recently-released-after-months-of-hype […]

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Jane folds, doesn’t let the door hit it in the ass on the way out

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July 9th, 2007

As the editor of a financially-struggling magazine, I’m in no position to gloat over another rag’s demise. It’s a there-but-for-the-grace-of-god situation that just reeks of questionable karma.
And that said: This morning’s news that Jane magazine has folded brought me a burst of unseemly glee.
We at Bitch have never made our dislike of Jane a […]

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Rape: Both Marketable and Hilarious

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May 30th, 2007

Bitch reader Amy Pitts wrote in with a heads up on a new ad campaign from fancy messenger-bag peddler Timbuk2 that appears to play the rape of a teen for big yuks. Featuring a tear-stained, prom-dressed blond on one side of the page and a greasy, bewifebeatered guy on the left, the copy reads “Just […]

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American Idol or big fatty? Ask the diet-obsessed talking head!

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May 25th, 2007

Our new American Idol, 17-year-old Jordin Sparks, hadn’t even claimed her title on Wednesday’s finale when her weight came under scrutiny. Yeah, the criticism came from a woman who looks like she could barely consume an entire cocktail frank by herself. And okay, the forum for the critique was Neil Cavuto’s Your World show on […]

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Virgina Tech Massacre: Blame Feminism!

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April 22nd, 2007

Add “mass murder” to the ever-growing list of societal problems that can be pinned on feminism. In this appalling article from the UK’s Times Online, Sarah Baxter posits quite confidently that last week’s carnage is the fault not of Cho Seung-hi, but of the shameless hussies that comprised Virginia Tech’s female population — women […]

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Camille Paglia Does Not Approve of Crotch-Flashing Starlets

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December 8th, 2006

Clearly, there’s more important stuff going on in the world, but the pop-culture obsessed among us would be hard-pressed to ignore the recent onslaught of panty-free female celebs — or, more accurately, the onslaught of documentation of said panty-free state. Paparazzi crotch shots of your Lohans, your Hiltons, and the like have been popping up […]

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