Bitch (magazine)

"Bitch" (or bitch) is a nonprofit, independent, quarterly magazine published in Portland, Oregon, that describes itself as a "Feminist response to pop culture". Articles offer a third-wave feminist perspective on current political events and social and cultural trends. The magazine also includes reviews of television shows, movies, books, and art from a feminist perspective, and interviews with people from all walks of life. In contrast with conventional women's magazines such as "Self", "Vogue", or "Marie Claire", "bitch" explores gender issues in greater depth and from unconventional viewpoints.


The first issue of bitch was published in January 1996. The founding editors, Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler, wanted to create a public forum in which to air thoughts and theories on women, gender, and feminist issues, especially as they appear within the lens of the media.

Bitch recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, and, in August 2006, published a bitch anthology entitled "BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine". Edited by bitch founders Jervis and Zeisler, Bitchfest includes essays, rants, and raves, along with new pieces written especially for the anthology.

In March 2007, bitch relocated from its original home in Oakland, California to Portland, Oregon. [1]


Each issue of "bitch" features a theme or topic. Past issues have included:

* Singular + Plural
* Risk
* Super Issue
* Green
* Hot and Bothered
* Style & Substance
* Ego/ 10th Anniversary
* Fun & Games
* Truth & Consequences
* Masculinity
* Home & Away
* Fake
* Labor and Love
* Smart
* Taste & Appetite
* Family
* Maturity & Immaturity
* Obsessions
* Fame & Obscurity
* Transformation and Reinvention
* Pink
* Insider/Outsider
* Is Biology Destiny?
* Music
* Fighting Back
* Puberty
* Fashion
* Sex



* Jervis, Lisa and Zeisler, Andi, eds. (2006) "BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine". New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0-374-11343-2

External links

* [ bitch] - Official website
** [ bitchblog]

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