Friday, September 26, 2008

What Great Womyn in Progress is Raving About

Bitch Magazine

Who they are :

B-Word Worldwide is a nonprofit (501c3), independent, feminist media organization best known for publishing Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, a print magazine devoted to feminist analysis and media criticism. Bitch features critiques of TV, movies, magazines, advertising, and other elements of pop culture. We also interview feminist pop culture makers, review new books and music, and lots more. We're in the process of evolving into a multimedia organization, starting with this very website.

For as long as we've been publishing Bitch, there's one question that gets asked over and over. And over. "Why did you choose that word as the name of your magazine?" While we're aware that our title is off-putting to some people, we think it's worth it. And here's why.

The writer Rebecca West, back in the day, said, "People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat." We'd argue that the word "bitch" is usually deployed for the same purpose. When it's being used as an insult, "bitch" is an epithet hurled at women who speak their minds, who have opinions and don't shy away from expressing them, and who don't sit by and smile uncomfortably if they're bothered or offended. If being an outspoken woman means being a bitch, we'll take that as a compliment, thanks.

We know that not everyone's down with the term. Believe us, we've heard all about it. But we stand firm in our belief that if we choose to take the word as a compliment, it loses its power to hurt us. And if we can get people thinking about what they're saying and why when they use the word, that's even better.

And last, but certainly not least, "bitch" describes all at once who we are when we speak up, what it is we're too worked up over to be quiet about, and the act of making ourselves heard.

Our commentary:

This magazine that also offers a online magazine and podcasts, is a space that offers a modern perspective of feminism that is inclusive of all races, unlike pre-modern feminism. And not only do they advocate for the equal treatment of womyn everywhere but they also discuss ideas of fate-hate, and the like. Bitch examines popular culture and not always in a condescending, better than thou tone. They allow for the many different perspectives that feminists have to flourish and be heard. Here's to you Bitch Magazine for teaching so many of us, and listening to us also.

Check out Bitch Magazine on our link list!

Monday, July 21, 2008

How Do I Look?

Do you feel that womyn take pride in their appearance? Do you feel that womyn take pride in our self-image? If so, do you feel that we take TOO much pride in our appearance and self-image? Why do you feel womyn hold such high value for hair and appearance? Is this a problem or is this perfectly fine? How do we feel about the stereotypes that are prevalent about us?

Friday, July 4, 2008


working to find a cure today...will save a life tomorrow


Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 12:00am
Friday, October 31, 2008 at 12:00am
University of California at Riverside
University Avenue
Riverside, CA
Great Womyn in Progress seeks to implement educational awareness programs and participate in community service.Breast Cancer awareness is an issue that we feel needs to be assessed in our community and it is also an issue we are very passionate about. As womyn we need to be aware of health programs and treatment that concern other womyn.We must educate ourselves and educate each other.Great Womyn in Progress is excited to present to you: THiNK PiNK, a month-long Breast Cancer awareness event. This event will include a food sale, tabling at the Bell Tower, an educational workshop, and a Run/Walk-a-thon.All proceeds from each event will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

To make this event an success, we are asking for volunteers and contributions, if you and/or your organization would like to add resources, an helping hand or work in accordance with Great Womyn in Progress please contact us through email.

Young womyn leaving a positive impact on society?

Do we as womyn feel that it is necessary for our community to make contributions to society? Do we feel that we are already make positive contributions to society? Do we like the way we are portrayed by the media? Do we feel that we are in enough positions of power in this society? Do we have established a community with one another? How important is education to us? How important is self-respect to us? How do we get society to place more value on womyn? How important is self-love? What is success to womyn? What is important to us? How important is money, power, respect? How do womyn succeed in our endeavors? Do womyn care what society thinks of womyn? Do we feel that we need to change society's perception of womyn?