Happy birthday, Bitch!

The feminist magazine turns 10.

Published December 14, 2005 9:48PM (EST)

Has it really been 10 years? I've been reading the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture since its inception, at which point we had no idea exactly how bad things were going to get.

According to a current Bitch press release: "In 1996, Bitch was one of 1,000 magazine launches. Only half of them survived long enough to publish four issues. Fewer than 100 are still around today. It hasn't been easy, but Bitch has beaten the odds for an entire decade. And on top of that, Bitch has proven that a magazine supported by readers -- instead of advertising revenue -- is possible."

Ten more years!

By Lynn Harris

Award-winning journalist Lynn Harris is author of the comic novel "Death by Chick Lit" and co-creator of BreakupGirl.net. She also writes for the New York Times, Glamour, and many others.

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