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Ten-Year Bitch

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 27, 2006 5:04PM

While the male denizens of the Chicagoist offices often find themselves helpless in the face of the mighty trilogy of Male Kryptonite (cute girls, beer and televised sports), we do have our own post-feminist moments. We attribute this to spending our formative years around smart, witty and tough women who encouraged us to question the answers that society was feeding us, the kind of women who write for Bitch Magazine.

Bitch Magazine is celebrating its decade of publishing with Bitchfest, 2006_09_bitchfest.jpgan anthology of both new and previously published essays. Whether distributed as a humble ‘zine or in its current form as a glossy, Bitch Magazine can always be depended upon to throw a lit match onto topics that have become dry and wooden like identity, race, economics and the media.

To promote the book, head Bitches Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler are hitting the road for a series of readings throughout the country. This week, they’re rocking Chicago with a reading at Women and Childen First (5233 N. Clark St) tonight at 7:30 p.m. and a stop tomorrow at Columbia College’s Ferguson Hall (600 S. Michigan, 1st Floor) that goes down at 5:30 p.m.

Capping off their Chicago jaunt will be a party at Hideout sponsored by the folks at Gaper’s Block and the Northwest suburban chapter of NOW. On the bill are DJ Mother Hubbard and the Pussy Galore burlesque troupe. Plus, more readings and door prizes. Tickets are ten bucks at the door and things get going at 9 p.m.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re trying to finish up our own submission for Bitch entitled "Bad News For Brews Dudes: Why the Women in Beer Commercials Do Not Actually Exist."