Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture

Presented by Bitch Media with support from Ashley Gibson, Assistant Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator

A Community Connections Project

September 29, 2015 – January 02, 2016

The first issue of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture was published as a hand-stapled zine and distributed out of the back of a station wagon in 1996. The zine was made with clear goals in mind: to point out the insidious, everyday sexism of popular culture, propose alternatives, and celebrate pro-woman, pro-feminism pop products.

Nearly 20 years later, Bitch Media is a Portland-based, nonprofit, independent media organization with six million readers around the world. Bitch Media continues to publish the quarterly magazine, Bitch, in addition to daily online articles and weekly podcasts at This fall Bitch Media launched a completely redesigned website and will debut a new magazine design with their Winter issue, which celebrates the ways that print and digital media are vital and complementary.

Art Dirctor Kristin Rogers Brown has pulled together drawings, ephemera, and props spanning 20 years of designs from organizational, staff, and personal archives.