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Bitch #88 Fall 2020

Bitch #88 Fall 2020

8.25"x10.75", 88p, full color magazine


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The Power Issue. Who gets to attain power and who is penalized for wielding it? These are age-old questions that have come into sharp focus by recent cultural and political events, including the 2016 election, an ever-growing wealth gap, and now, a pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. Power is a constant negotiation as we navigate its dynamics in every facet of our everyday lives, from our workplaces to our romantic relationships to the ways we treat essential workers. The Power Issue of Bitch speaks to this moment by interrogating the very nature of power itself, by exploring everything from housing justice to homeschooling to genetic testing to labor unions to Indian romance novels. In order to usher in equality, we must first figure out how inequality came to be, and this issue reflects the importance of asking questions that will lead us to liberation.


Flipping the Focus: The Reclaimers Are Fighting the Vacant Housing Crisis by Zoie Matthew

Reflecting Strength: Therapists of Color: Unravel Power from Whiteness by Christal Yuen

Lessons in Defiance: Homeschooling Lets Black Girls Learn in Peace by Jaelani Turner-Williams


No New Normal: Who Will We Be After This Nightmare Is Over? by Kim Kelly

Palatable Love: Seeking a Happily Ever After in a White Publishing World by Madhuri Sastry

The Cautious Gene: Genetic Testing Inherits a Legacy of Distrust by Marissa Evans

Love and Surveillance: Dating Shows Channel More Than Reality by Imran Siddiquee

Trolling in the Deep: Deepfakes Are the Latest Innovation in Online Shaming by Padmini Parthasarathy


Let It Burn: Transgender Cooks Are Changing Kitchen Culture by Stacy Jane Grover

Poor Unfortunate Goals: Disney Villains Are the True Queer Icons by Marina Watanabe

...And more.