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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, 1972-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: 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
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 / 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.
Summary: 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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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.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

This work represents an alternating mix of the most hilarious, alarming, and unexpected essays from Bitch magazine's first ten years. Over three-quarters of the works come from the last five years and, with the exception of an approving pre-scandal profile of Martha Stewart, retain cultural currency. About-Face founder Kathy Bruin journals on the eve of her celebrated 1998 "Don't Feed the Models" postering campaign. Keely Savoie presents a brilliant journalistic brief on the 400-plus animal species documented in homosexual relationships. Shauna Swartz turns out an indelible account of the severe life of reality porn actresses. BITCHfest writers, a mix of thought leaders and unknown activists, share a talent for asking thorny questions: how can Westerners distinguish between American cosmetic labiaplasty and African genital mutilation? Why can't female Cosmo readers admit they're attracted to, rather than jealous of, waifs on the glossy covers? Readers new to this feminist quarterly will find the articles, almost without exception, original, intelligent, and well written. This compilation has staying power. Highly recommended for both public and academic libraries. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 4/15/06.] Elizabeth Kennedy, Oakland, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

<p> Lisa Jervis is publisher of Bitch and a regular lecturer on media and feminism. Andi Zeisler is Bitch 's editorial/creative director. Both women write regularly for newspapers and magazines nationwide.</p>

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