Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I'm not a subscriber, but I will occasionally pick up Bitch magazine at a bookstore. It is billed as a feminist response to popular culture. I especially like their book review section, it has pointed me to more than one book I've enjoyed in the past. Bitchfest is a collection of articles compiled over the ten-year history of the magazine. I enjoyed many of the pieces in this collection, from the use of "like" in young women's speech, to the confessions of a black female heavy metal fan, to the media's obsessions with mean girls. There were some pieces where I didn't always come to the same conclusion as the authors, but on the whole it's an interesting and thought-provoking collection. Be sure to pick up the magazine as well.