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“When @JacquelynGill challenged the idea that sexually dehumanizing trans women is okay by saying the image was just another “male gazey image,” Austin responded, ‘Interesting to consider how those gazey males will feel when they find out.’”
“Wildly, the girls locked to each other. Their bodies were gleaming now with sweat. Lip to lip, breast to breast, thigh to slippery thigh, they heaved and gyrated, ecstasy rising like a lava wave.”
From packing to arrivals and back home again, we’ve all got our own way of doing things. In this roundtable, some of Autostraddle’s finest editors share theirs.
A playlist full of walking-down-the-street-in-your-own-happy-music-video music.
A Florida judge overturned the state’s 2008 same-sex marriage ban on Thursday, allowing same sex couples in Monroe County to marry starting on Tuesday.
Alternative answer: not enough. Time to start recruiting! (…Kidding.)
I talked with the flat-out amazing Laverne Cox about everything from Emmy reactions to deconstructing transgender tropes in a John Legend video to dealing with intersections of racism and transmisogyny. It was awesome.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but the pictures themselves are pretty nice, too.
“Friess reacted to Mannie’s request that white gay men stop referring to themselves as ‘strong black women’ by threatening to withdraw hypothetical support of black women’s political and social issues (none of which he actually names)! That’s not allyship, that’s just another example of a person in power offering abstract and highly conditional support to an oppressed group of people with whom he claims a false and unrequited kinship.”
Making love means never having to say you’re sorry.
I got a taste of something I had never known — shopping in the men’s department afforded my body the opportunity to take up the amount of space it actually takes up.
“The growing “body of evidence” emerging from biological and medical research, according to some commentators, speaks loudly and clearly: transgender people exist, science says. Of course, we already knew that… Any responsible approach to folding science into advocacy efforts should not only understand what scientific research says, but how and why it came to say what it does.”
Books about gay penguins make the Singapore government uncomfortable; also, discrimination against sex workers, trans people, and prisoners persists.
A reader asks what to do next now that coming out as trans has gone poorly with their family.
White supremacy and racism, we know, have long and deep histories in American society. It’s not like it only occurred to Murrieta residents to be racist and xenophobic while browsing through their town’s blog.
This glass dildo from Fucking Sculptures is incredibly thoughtful and incredibly gorgeous.
They wear mustaches and snapbacks. I really don’t know what else we could ask for from the universe.
A New York Times cover story graphically depicts the sexual assault a student named Anna experienced when she was freshman at Hobart and William Smith colleges. It also details the pathetic excuse for a judiciary hearing she and countless survivors across the United States have encountered when reporting rape and sexual assault to their universities.
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families moved Jane Doe to the boys’ facility with little explanation and no advance notice to her legal team.