I adore Bitch Magazine, which provides a feminist approach to pop culture. I’ve been a subscriber for the past two years and never fail to learn something each issue. Well written, funny, insightful and at times outrageous, Bitch provides an excellent resource for creatively exploring women’s issues, gender and the media.
In the current edition, Loud, they offer a bunch of great topics including an article about women in comedy, the untold story of the beauty secrets the cosmetic companies don’t want you to know, and a piece about New Jersey 4 with the injustices faced by a group of young lesbians of color who responded to a hate crime against them and ended up incarcerated .
Bitch serves a well needed purpose and speaks directly to the inconsistencies and injustices that women face.
I received a call tonight from the Bitch offices. They need money to keep the magazine afloat. If you want to receive an excellent magazine and help out a worthy cause, visit the Bitch site. If you have more than enough subscriptions, than get it as a gift for someone (I’m giving Christine a subscription for Columbus Day, shh, don’t tell her!) or just give a donation. Think about how much fun it will be for you or your friend to sit on the bus or a plane or in the doctor’s office with your nose in Bitch as you read and learn and grow.
In other news, I just heard that I was recently featured on the nationally syndicated queer radio program, This Way Out and will be on again this week.
Last time on “This Way Out”, ex-ex gay activist and performance artist PETERSON TOSCANO gave a rousing description of the once-a-decade LAMBETH CONFERENCE of ANGLICAN bishops. That mid-August gathering in ENGLAND was expected to be a make or break event for the worldwide Anglican Communion. The 2004 consecration of openly gay Bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson and the blessing of same-gender couples in Canada and the U.S. have been the main targets of schism-threatening conservatives in the Church. In the conclusion of his conversation with “This Way Out” correspondent HEATHER KITCHING [CITR/Vancouver, B.C.s “Queer FM”], Toscano shares more about the human approach that transformed a potentially explosive situation [www.beyondexgay.com]
They don’t have a podcast yet, but you can find out here where and when you can listen.
And speaking of women, comedy and feminism, check out Tina Fey and Amy Poehler spoofing Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live.