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#54127 - 08/23/04 12:28 PM Re: Bitch magazine
Ching Shih

Registered: 08/23/04
Posts: 35
Loc: Austin

I do remain slightly worried that I didn't like it. I was a women's studies major in college and used to love the "X is bad because it represses women.." conversations. Has the real world and my 8-hours-in-a-cubicle per day lifestyle softened me (and my brain) up a bit?
I wouldn't worry about your brain softening. I think that by now your brain has schooled itself so well to identify chick-toxic images, words, and other representations that you no longer need to discuss or analyze it. I started getting pissed off about such things when I read The Beauty Myth at 22. Now, at 35, I automatically reject any words or images that are anti-chick. I'm too busy with my kid, house, and job to get all riled up any more.

I still love Bitch, though. It makes for a great little grrrr moments, so refreshing amid the child-rearing and dog-walking and house-cleaning and job-retaining duties.
When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro. (Hunter S.)

#54128 - 10/06/04 12:50 PM Re: Bitch magazine
Ching Shih

Registered: 04/12/03
Posts: 784
Loc: Philadelphia

Yay! My new issue has arrived, and it contains "The Jane Petty Criticism Corner," an interview with the (female) director of The Corporation, and (double yay!) an interview with Janeane Garofalo.

For those of you who especially hated the Amy Richards essay in the last issue, there are several letters to the editor criticizing it, as well as Amy's (not entirely satisfactory, IMO) response.

#54129 - 11/01/04 12:00 AM Re: Bitch magazine
Ching Shih

Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 40
Loc: Chicago

I found this issue waaaaaaay less irritating than the last one...I too loved both interviews you mention above, GingerCat.

I was very, very surprised by the soap opera article--I thought that one would be a surefire target for the all-too-common brilliant analysis with the thesis "X is bad because it subjugates women". They did, however, seem to hit the nail right on the head with that thesis in the porn article.

The only real "WTF?" moment I had during the whole reading is the criticism of t.v., movies and blogs for promoting unrealistically close female friendships. Bleh. If she's as self-referential as her writing, I can only imagine what a joy it must be to hang out with that girl.

#86686 - 09/18/08 10:03 PM Re: Bitch magazine [Re: portuguesa_nova]
Ching Shih

Registered: 06/01/00
Posts: 4604
Loc: Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Bumping this up to link to Andi and Debbie's You Tube plea for financial help to keep Bitch going:

I wish I could help them out. I will be sad if issue #41 is the last issue. There isn't another magazine like it. Sigh.

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