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Pride for Red Dolores
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posted 16 September 2008 08:59 AM      Profile for Pride for Red Dolores     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bitch magazine needs our help or it will close- see http://bitchmagazine.org/post/bitchs-fate-is-in-your-hands
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jrose
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posted 16 September 2008 09:22 AM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You beat me to it, PRIDE.

Here is the video for more:


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Pride for Red Dolores
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posted 16 September 2008 10:58 AM      Profile for Pride for Red Dolores     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm gonna race home and make a donation, maybe even subscribe. I can't imagine Bitch dying ! It is such an good magazine !
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Stargazer
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posted 16 September 2008 01:20 PM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Me too. I love that magazine.
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bigcitygal
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posted 17 September 2008 06:10 AM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bitch is one of my favourite magazines. I just made a donation. It would be horrible if they were to close down.
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Ghislaine
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posted 17 September 2008 06:25 AM      Profile for Ghislaine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Does anyone know if they have tried to receive government assistance to stay afloat? The NDP has no chance in my riding, but this could tie in to the larger issues of arts cuts.
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bigcitygal
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posted 17 September 2008 06:41 AM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bitch Magazine is based in the United States.

They receive no government funding, and have limited advertising to ensure their content is independent and autonomous. They've been around for 13 years, an incredible accomplishment for an independent feminist magazine.

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Ghislaine
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posted 17 September 2008 07:46 AM      Profile for Ghislaine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by bigcitygal:
Bitch Magazine is based in the United States.

They receive no government funding, and have limited advertising to ensure their content is independent and autonomous. They've been around for 13 years, an incredible accomplishment for an independent feminist magazine.

[ 17 September 2008: Message edited by: bigcitygal ]



omg - for some reason I thought it was Canadian-based - sorry.


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Pride for Red Dolores
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posted 17 September 2008 08:24 AM      Profile for Pride for Red Dolores     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't think that the American gov't subsidises like the candian gov't does- but then that would compromise their independence maybe.
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Pride for Red Dolores
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posted 17 September 2008 08:29 AM      Profile for Pride for Red Dolores     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just checked and they already have 10 thousand dollars ! Are there any listserves this could be circulted on ?
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jas
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posted 17 September 2008 10:12 AM      Profile for jas     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I guess we shouldn't forget a donation to rabble while we're at it...
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bigcitygal
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posted 17 September 2008 10:52 AM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Can we stay on the topic of this thread please?
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M.Gregus
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posted 17 September 2008 05:14 PM      Profile for M.Gregus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey, I came here to post the same thing but you all beat me to it! Glad to hear word's getting around so that they get as many donations as possible. I made my donation this morning and have my fingers crossed that their weiner dog will stretch quickly to the 40K mark. I've been buying this magazine for years and it definitely ranks up there as one of my favorites.
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martin dufresne
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posted 17 September 2008 07:08 PM      Profile for martin dufresne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have e-mailed the BITCH staff to ask how much they would charge for as full a set as possible of their amazing 41 back issues.
Now if each of us could convince a local community or college librarian that this publication is EXACTLY what women/girls need to research emerging issues (listing them helps)... a number of orders of their back pages could bring in a tidy sum, not to mention all the new subscriptions from those libraries.
Whaddaya think? Every province and territory has an association of librarians that can lend a hand by giving you lists of addresses, but nothing does it like walking up to these people yourself.

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bigcitygal
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posted 18 September 2008 07:00 AM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Martin, this is a great idea. I'll pass it on to people at the college I'm teaching at.
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jrose
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posted 18 September 2008 07:03 AM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wow, Im thoroughly impressed. Ive been offline for a whole 24 hours, and the donations have jumped from 1k to 10k. Very inspiring!
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Pride for Red Dolores
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posted 18 September 2008 04:41 PM      Profile for Pride for Red Dolores     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Holy cow ! They got to 40 K Yeah !
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Jacob Two-Two
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posted 18 September 2008 10:11 PM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Shit that was fast! All you generous bitches, I'm proud 'o ya. I'd hate to see this magazine fold.
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jrose
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posted 19 September 2008 05:21 AM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wow, they made that look so easy! That's fabulous news!
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M.Gregus
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posted 19 September 2008 05:25 AM      Profile for M.Gregus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bitch Magazine is saved! That's wonderful!!
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jrose
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posted 19 September 2008 08:45 AM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Speaking of kick-ass feminist magazines, I think there is only a few hours left to subscribe to Shameless Magazine for only $10.00. I'd highly recommend it!

http://shamelessmag.com/subscribe

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M.Gregus
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posted 19 September 2008 11:11 AM      Profile for M.Gregus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What an excellent reason to start a subscription. Thanks for the tip!
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