Archive for September, 2008
Feminist consumers of pop culture, aca/fans and fangrrrls,
Bitch Magazine, the 13 years strong, thoughtful, sassy, funny & ever-so-smart publication needs our help. The bottom line, is literally, the bottom line–they need money, and they need it fast. Andi Zeisler and Debbie Rasmussen explain:
I first saw Bitch on the shelves of City Lights Books in the Fall of 1997. It was the Masculinity issue and the cover read “Life. Lust. Standing up to pee.” I almost bought it, but didn’t – - and have kicked myself ever since.
I later started my Bitch library with the “Orange” issue in Fall of 1998, and have bought every issue since.
It would be a shame to lose the voices collected in Bitch. They may survive as a webzine, but I think that even as print fades (or, evolves) there is still real power in the experience of a magazine you can thumb through and put on your library shelves.
Since we’re abroad we’ve been missing The Daily Show, particularly as we could really use some of that trademark snark which would allow us to vent, and perhaps laugh at, this terrifying sideshow called our Presidential Election. So thanks to Bitch Magazine for posting a clip of Samantha Bee talking about her pride as a “Vagina American” (also embedded below) as well as to Maureen Dowd of the New York Times for her deliciously relentless sauce.