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BITCHfest : ten years of cultural criticism from the pages of Bitch magazine

Author: Lisa Miya-Jervis; Andi Zeisler
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
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Offers an assortment of the most provocative essays, reporting, rants, and raves from Bitch magazine's first ten years, along with new pieces written especially for this collection.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Miya-Jervis; Andi Zeisler
ISBN: 0374113432 9780374113438
OCLC Number: 62895790
Notes: All of the essays were previously published, in somewhat different form, in Bitch Magazine from 1996-2005.
Description: xxiii, 372 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Margaret Cho --
1. Hitting puberty --
Amazon women on the moon : remembering femininity in the Video Age / Andi Zeisler --
Rubyfruit jungle gym : an annotated bibliography of the lesbian young adult novel / Lisa Jervis --
Stormin' Norma : why I love the Queen of Teen / Andi Zeisler --
Sister outside headbanger : on being a black feminist metalhead / Keidra Chaney --
Bloodletting : female adolescence in modern horror films / Tammy Oler --
The, like, downfall of the English language : a fluffy word with a hefty problem / Gus Andrews --
Teen mean fighting machine : why does the media love mean girls? / Gabrielle Moss --
2. Ladies and gentlemen : femininity, masculinity, and identity --
Urinalysis : on standing up to pee / Leigh Shoemaker --
The collapsible woman : cultural response to rape and sexual abuse / Vanessa Veselka --
The princess and the prankster : two performers take on art, ethnicity, and sexuality / Karen Eng --
What happens to a dyke deferred? : the trouble with hasbians and the phenomenon of banishment / Athena Douris and Diane Anderson-Minshall --
On language : you guys / Audrey Bilger --
Skirt chasers : why the media dresses the trans revolution in lipstick and heels / Julia Serano --
Fringe me up, fringe me down : on getting dressed in Jerusalem / Danya Ruttenberg --
Screen butch blues : the celluloid fate of female masculinity / Keely Savoie --
Dead man walking : masculinity's troubling persistence / Brendan O'Sullivan --
3. The F word --
And now a word from our sponsors : feminism for sale / Rita Hao --
I can't believe it's not feminism! : on the feminists who aren't / Julie Craig --
Celebrity jeopardy : the perils of feminist fame / Rachel Fudge --
Unnatural selection : questioning science's gender bias / Keely Savoie --
On language : choice / Summer Wood --
Laugh riot : feminism and the problem of women's comedy / Andi Zeisler --
Girl, unreconstructed : why girl power is bad for feminism / Rachel Fudge --
4. Desire : love, sex, and marketing --
In re-mission : why does Redbook want to keep us on our backs? / Amy Harter --
Hot and bothered : unmasking male lust / Lisa Jervis --
I heard it through the loveline : and misinformation just might make me lose my mind / Heather Seggel --
The new sexual deviant : mapping virgin territory / Carson Brown --
Envy, a love story : queering female jealousy / Anna Mills --
Fan/tastic voyage : rewriting gender in the wide, wild world of slash fiction / Noy Thrupkaew --
Hot for teacher : on the erotics of pedagogy / Jennifer Maher --
Holy fratrimony : male bonding and the new homosociality / Don Romesburg --
5. Domestic arrangements --
The paradox of Martha Stewart : goddess, desperate spouse-seeker, or feminist role model? --
Double life : everyone wants to see your breasts, until your baby needs them / Lisa Moricoli Latham --
Queer and pleasant danger : what's up with the mainstreaming of gay parents? / Margaret Price --
Mother inferior : how Hollywood keeps single moms in their place / Monica Nolan --
Hoovers and shakers : the new housework workout / Sarah McCormic --
6. Beauty myths and body projects --
Plastic passion : Tori Spelling's breasts and other results of cosmetic Darwinism / Andi Zeisler --
Vulva goldmine : the new culture of vaginal reconstruction / Julia Scheeres --
Are fat suits the new blackface? : Hollywood's big new minstrel show / Marisa Meltzer --
Busting the beige barrier : the limits of "ethnic" cosmetics / Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha --
Your stomach's the size of a peanut, so shut up already : an open letter to Carnie Wilson --
Beyond the bearded lady : outgrowing the shame of female facial hair / Aimée Dowl --
7. Confronting the mainstream --
Pratt-fall : ten things to hate about Jane / Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler --
Marketing Miss Right : meet the single girl, twenty-first-century style / Andi Zeisler --
The god of big trends : book publishing's ethnic cool quotient / Noy Thrupkaew --
The Black and the beautiful : searching for signs of Black life in prime-time comedy / Lori L. Tharps --
I kissed a girl : the evolution of the prime-time lesbian clinch / Diane Anderson-Minshall --
XXX offender : reality porn and the rise of humilitainment / Shauna Swartz --
Bias cut : old racism in new fashion / Rachel Fudge --
8. Talking back : activism and pop culture --
Please don't feed the models : a day in the life of an urban guerrilla / Kathy Bruin --
Refuse and resist with Jean Kilbourne : how to counteract ad messages / Laura Barcella --
Full frontal offense : bringing abortion rights to the Ts / Rebecca Hyman --
Meet Anne : a spunky adventurous American girl / Anne Elizabeth Moore --
How to reclaim, reframe and reform the media : a feminist advocacy guide / Jennifer L. Pozner.
Other Titles: Bitch fest
Bitch (San Francisco, Calif.)
Responsibility: edited by Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler.
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Offers an assortment of the most provocative essays, reporting, rants, and raves from Bitch magazine's first ten years, along with new pieces written especially for this collection.

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