Bitch, Issue 60: Gray (Fall 2013)

Black lists, "gray" rape, whitewashing! Plus: Cyborgs!

Letter from the HQ

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It

The whinge List

||| On Screen—After Tiller explores front traces of late-term abortion providers

||| On Activism—The background of anti-abuse activism in BDSM

||| at the Shelves—The new, gendered international of adult-incontinence products

::: giggling It Off—What occurs while girls inform rape jokes?

::: Helen Thomas, Off the Record—A few critiques from the 1st woman of the click

::: grey Matters—How rape in popular culture grew to become a question of opinion

::: Roy G. Biz—The many colours of company co-option

::: Commodity Brokers—The candy and lowdown at the phenomenon of sugar dating

\\\ What larger Gift—Alice Walker's legacy keeps to bloom

\\\ again in Black—Can Hollywood's new Black checklist switch the industry?

\\\ Mobilizing the Bass—Women in worldwide bass are developing new areas within the dance floor
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Adventures in Feministory Comics: Donna Haraway by means of Kinoko

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