A (Goodbye) Letter from the Editor, Cate Sevilla

It is with great sadness to announce that today, January 18 2013, will be the last day that BitchBuzz.com will be updated. The last four years and five months have been absolutely amazing. We have met some fantastic people, have travelled to brilliant places, and worked with a long list of incredible brands.

18 Jan 2013 11:00 GMT

Fear Not the Mythical Evil Twitter Feminist

In recent months people have been discussing the extent to which women who are new to feminism are potentially being "scared off" the movement by more seasoned feminists who are keen to tell them that they're doing it wrong and are, in fact, not feminists at all. The stereotype of the Evil Twitter Feminist has developed over the past year or so - you've probably heard of her. She's a better feminist than everyone else. She's a thought-policing bully who...

18 Jan 2013 10:45 GMT

#CutForBieber: When Trolling Goes Too Far

Last week I wrote about a Twitter hashtag that while saddening, was working towards good (the @everydaysexism tag #ShoutingBack). Today, however, I want to talk about a far more worrying one, namely the 

18 Jan 2013 09:00 GMT

Three Cases That Could be Turning Points

Although we're unfortunately far too used to tales of sexual violence in the news, recently three particularly horrifying cases have shaken the world and made people sit up and take notice. The 23-Year-Old Girl in Delhi The Delhi gang rape of a 23-year-old girl in December, resulting in her tragic death, saw men and women in D...

17 Jan 2013 15:00 GMT

An Open Letter to Julie Burchill

This letter is addressed to journalist Julie Burchill concerning an article she recently wrote for the Observer, telling transexuals to “cut it out”. The article has since been taken down following a huge number of complaints made to The Guardian. A resume of the article can be found here.

16 Jan 2013 16:30 GMT

An Explanation of "Mansplaining"

Forgive me for venturing to explain mansplaining; I worry it makes me a mansplainer. Having encountered the term countless times, I finally thought I should do some research and figure out what the phenomenon was all about. Perhaps I’m just behind, and you already know anything I could tell you – I won’t assume, I’m no mansplainer. Nonetheless, if you came here seeking the same answers for which I’ve combed through the archives of Internet history, ...

16 Jan 2013 11:01 GMT

UK Home Office Demands Proof of Homosexuality

Last Wednesday, on the 9th of January, a small group of supporters gathered outside Taylor House in central London to show support for Serigne Tacko Mbengue. ‘Tacko’, as he is called by his peers, is a 26-year-old student at Newham College who, for the last four and a half years, has been fighting to stay in the UK in order to avoid violence and persecution in his home country of Senegal.

15 Jan 2013 10:30 GMT

The Most Amazing Golden Globes Ever?

For those of us who didn't stay up all night watching the Golden Globes on some illegal streaming website - we've had to, like, read stuff online to give us an idea of how they went down. And watch stuff. It's all been quite exhausting.  However, from what I can tell, they were AMAZING. 

14 Jan 2013 10:07 GMT

Shouting Back: Challenging Everyday Sexism

The Everyday Sexism Project has made waves on Twitter recently with their #ShoutingBack hashtag, inviting women to share their experiences with the casual, normalised misogyny that they are subjected to on a daily basis. The hope is that by ‘shouting back’ to the people perpetuating such behaviour, we can break the silence surrounding...

11 Jan 2013 12:30 GMT

The Feminist Conundrum that is Taylor Swift

Everywhere you go, every paper you read, every store you walk into, every café you drink in, you are assaulted by Taylor Swift. Even in the bathroom at Chile's. It seems like the entire world is in love with Taylor. Mothers like her. Boyfriends like her. Brothers and Dads like her. Walgreens like her so much they have a Taylor Swift "shop" selling cut-outs and other T Swizzle merchandise. 

10 Jan 2013 13:00 GMT

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