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Bitch, Issue 62: Maps & Legends (Spring 2014)

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Dropping the Pin—Why ladies aren't continually down with location-based apps. | Thursday Bram

Riffs of Passage—Three L.A. bands with greater than tune on their brain. | Tina Vasquez

It's My Party—How conspicuous intake grew to become the subject of candy Sixteens | Ruby Bilger

What occurred to domestic Economics?—The upward thrust and fall of a contested self-discipline. | Christen McCurdy

Mock & Awe—Janet Mock on truth-telling, neighborhood development, and writing the tale she have been anticipating her complete lifestyles. | Tina Vasquez

Meeting within the Middle—A dispatch from the Badlands. | Dianna Anderson

Out of the Frame—How information and dad tradition vague immigrant girls | Celena Cipriaso

The Unmappable Woman—Historians' efforts to pin down Isabelle Eberhardt | Erin Gilbert

Hot below the Bonnet—The cooptation of Amish tradition in mass-market fiction. | Audrey deCoursey

Mapping Middle-Earth—Lord of the jewelry tourism and New Zealand's panorama. | Camille Owens

Black to the Future—How girls in pop are wearing the mantle of Afrofuturism | Alley Pezanoski-Browne

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Still, Matchar notes that the current cultural love affair with all things diy is inextricably linked with the libertarian spirit that permeates our contemporary lives. While she even stretches that point a bit too far—saying the diy movement is full of “smart, educated, progressive-minded people, people who in other eras would have been marching for abortion rights or against apartheid,” as if knitting a sweater and marching on the Texas capitol were mutually exclusive—she notes that raising children is increasingly viewed as a set of individual choices rather than a job for the village.

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Com staff editor. Only a handful of trusted friends knew she was trans, and not a single one knew of her life back in her native Honolulu, where Mock engaged in sex work while putting herself through college at a time when her family struggled with poverty, homelessness, and addiction. In the years since the article, Mock has connected thousands of trans women with her Twitter hashtag #GirlsLikeUs and has become one of the most prominent trans women of color, featured in glossy magazines while also sharing deeply personal writing on her blog, sparking long-overdue conversations about the many ways trans women are demeaned and stigmatized.

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