Feed the Weiner Dog

With the very last issue of
RIVET in the works and the recent demise of so many other great publications (like Punk Planet, for one), I was so sad to see this video about the possible end of Bitch. They had one month to raise $40K for the next issue. AND THEY DID IT.

I don't think many people realize just how expensive it is to publish a magazine with a pretty color cover and lots of shiny pages. Most of these independent magazines are just making enough money to scrape by.
Bitch surpassed its fund-raising goal for the time being, but the struggle isn't over. If "feminist response to pop culture" floats your boat, you should think about subscribing. I know, personally, that it's hard to make donations if you don't make a ton of money. Subscribing is a nice compromise because you get something tangible out of it, too. Bitch is a smart, thought-provoking read. But if you do have the cash to donate a cause, think about what's really important to you and what would make you proud to support. It feels good to give!

And while we're on the subject of giving, RIVET can use your help in making the next-and-last issue happen. Click here to donate, and if you happen to be in Seattle, you can show your support at the party/art auction Oct. 4. It's the "right" thing to do.


love,gidget said...

love your blog! Such a good point about how difficult it is to keep an independent magazine alive. So happy that Bitch reached their goal and is able to stay alive!