BITCHfest : ten years of cultural criticism from the pages of Bitch magazine / edited by Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler.
Contributor(s): Miya-Jervis, Lisa | Zeisler, Andi.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006Description: xxiii, 372 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0374113432; 9780374113438.Other title: Bitch fest.Uniform titles: Bitch (San Francisco, Calif.) Subject(s): Feminism -- United States | Popular culture -- United StatesDDC classification: 305.420973/09049 Online resources: Sample text | Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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All of the essays were previously published, in somewhat different form, in Bitch Magazine from 1996-2005.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-360).
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 / Aim�ee 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.
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.