The Waves

How the Fall of Bitch Media Is a Sign of Disastrous Things to Come

The feminist outlet going under could not have come at a worse time.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we’re reflecting on the impact of Bitch Media, which started as a zine in the ‘90s, and grew into a print publication and website . Slate staff writer Heather Schwedel is joined by Bitch co-founder Andi Zeisler to talk about the history of Bitch. Then, they explore why feminist media is struggling, despite maybe being more necessary than ever.

In Slate Plus: Is asking if things are feminist, feminist?


Heather: Ghosts by Dolly Alderton

Andi: Time Zone J by Julie Doucet

Mentioned in the Show: 

Bitch and the End of Independent Feminist Media” by Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery.

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Each week a pair of writers and guests talk through one news story we can’t stop thinking about, and unpack what gender has to do with it.

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