Bitch, Issue 59: Micro/Macro (Summer 2013)

Micro/Macro
Bachelorettes, Boy Bands, Beyoncé! Plus: revolt Grrrl Revisited.

Letter from the HQ

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It

• Gaming the process: Are Women-Led games D.O.A.?

The whinge List

||| at the Hips—Why fats is a queer and feminist issue

||| at the News—Idle not more activists are speaking—but are the govt. and media listening?

||| On Ritual—The titanic enterprise of bachelorette parties

::: All Hail the Queen?—What do our perceptions of Beyonce's feminism say approximately us?

::: Lens Crafting—How frames swap the best way we learn the news

::: Revisiting the Riot—An interview with punk veteran Mimi Thi Nguyen

::: Housebound—Why the dollhouse metaphor is still so indelible

::: darkish Habits—American Horror tale: Asylum and the Gothic-nun tradition

\\\ Prep Talk—The literary legacy of British boarding-school stories

\\\ Written Off—Why aren't black girl screenwriters getting their due?

\\\ Hopeless Romantics—The secure sexuality of boy-band mania

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Adventures in Feministory Comics: Gyo Fujikawa by means of Andi Zeisler

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So even though I didn’t think of myself as a riot grrrl, I valued it as an intellectual and creative scene—and I still believe it’s one of the best things to happen to punk. At the same time, I was a gender- and women’s-studies major and was cutting my teeth on women of color feminisms, postcolonial feminisms, poststructuralist feminist theory—and I applied the critical skills I learned to 40 | bitch f e m i n i s t r e s p o n s e t o p o p c u lt u r e what I saw around me. The troubles and critiques of the feminist movement I learned from women of color feminisms seemed to be manifesting themselves in riot grrrl, in punk.

Frames are used to place issues or debates into particular contexts that inf luence interpretations of information, often before we’re exposed to any readily identifiable arguments or alternative frames. They can color an entire conversation, highlighting some aspects while leaving others out of the picture entirely. Framing, in an academic context, refers to how societies organize, perceive, and communicate about reality. For our purposes, we can define it as a term that refers to the propensity of media, political organizations, and social movements to use rhetoric and persuasive techniques in ways that encourage some interpretations of information and discourage others.

Whose experiences are solicited, by whom, toward what end. [In regard to the retrospective turn,] my friend Iraya Robles said, “We are continually narrated and approached, even in retrospect, like we’re a scar or a painful memory for punk feminism—in that story, we ruined it. And there is so much more to our story than that. Bitch Media is a non-profit, independent media organization. The question also remains—where’s the work we made? With California being missing in the timeline, you just erase so many people.

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