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Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler, the witty and unapologetic founding editors of Bitch magazine, aren’t man-haters. And over 10 years of offering intelligent and often hilarious insight into popular culture, their mission to erase the stigma of being called a “bitch” or a “feminist” hasn’t gotten boring. With snappy titles such as “The, Like, Downfall of the English Language,” the clamorous articles collected in Jervis and Zeisler’s Bitchfest (with a foreword by Margaret Cho) comments on how women are treated on the screen, in the media, at work, and in bed. There is talk of movies with girl-girl kissing, mixed feelings about Martha Stewart, and the bizarre phenomenon of vaginal reconstruction. As the editors point out in the introduction, feminists are not “lumpy, frizzy, hairy she-trolls advancing with castrating knives in hand.” Find out why they can actually be attractive when Jervis and Zeisler read at 7 p.m. at Olsson’s Books & Records, 1307 19th St. NW. Free. (202) 785-1133. (Kim Rinehimer)