19 September 2008

Bitch Pitch

Bitch Magazine, an independent feminist publication is in more or less immediately desperate financial situation. You can find their poochie pitch here. And you can hear directly from the editor and publisher in this Clip.

So, the long and the short of it is that the ladies need cash to keep publishing. And even though they seem to have made their campaign goal, there is never anything wrong with having a financial cushion. Send some money
Thanks to Anna at the ever scintillating Isak.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Henry Paulson can include Bitch in Washington's comprehensive bailout of the U.S. financial system. You figure since they're going to print all this money, anyway...

In all seriousness, watching that video was pure cognitive dissonance. For the past week, I've been glued to my desk, like every other finance professional the world over, following the enveloping financial crisis gripping the global capital markets. And what have I been seeing? Iconic companies going bust, and others getting sold at fire-sale prices. Shareholders losing their shirts, while CEOs glide off into the sunset on Brobdingnagian golden parachutes. The U.S. govt nationalizing trillions of dollars in assets of distressed companies. It appears to me that banking, the very glue of capitalism, is being tested, if not capitalism, itself!

Amidst all the financial chaos mentioned above, we have Bitch Magazine, a publication that's facing oblivion if they fail to raise a measly 40k. 40k! Richard Fuld, CEO of Lehman Brothers, made 17k per hour! This is truly a kafkaesque moment.

Sorry for the nonsensical rant. It's just that I happen to find all of this overwhelming and remarkable.

19 September, 2008 06:55  

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