Carol is cool at Cannes, there are fewer of you than you thought, “partner” please, baby microbiomes, omg this female athlete situation, birthday cake popcorn looks so amazing but I know I couldn’t eat it, new emojis!, resources for when you can’t afford therapy, and so much more!
Shoes that look like PDX carpet, roll a joint, get paid what you’re worth, interact with both women and children, listen to a podcast, and so much more!
Oregon banned conversion therapy, your sexual appetite is different from your partners and that’s cool, queering motherhood with lactation!, Jasika Nicole and Brittani Nichols being awesome, documents, diversity, sex workers, snorkeling, smoking, dreams, woodchucks and more!
We’ve broadly written off intense and deep relationships between these fearless suffrage leaders as “friendships” for years, but it’s worth considering what we’re erasing when we do.
Queer lady comedians you can love, let’s talk about The L Word some more, Utah and a trans prom queen, women doing things, Jane the Virgin, natural disasters are worse for women, “choice feminism” is shit, a science evangelist, a feminist wedding magazine, and so much more!
Gorgeous photos of diverse queer people, black intersectional womanist feminism, Whoopi and Hannah, lady inventor, nail salons in NYC are fucked, what Trina taught you, Hillary, pollen, an inordinate number of greeting card talk, spiders, Whole Foods, bones, crying, witches, ice cream cones three times, Janelle Monae, Mx. and so much more!
Black women at the helm of protests, fundraisers to support, gay marriage on tribal lands, Grace Ellis talking about Lumberjanes, the history of jeans in women’s protests, taking up space, a serial killer and the cops that didn’t give a fuck, sex workers, female engineers, rattlesnakes, nanoscale tubes, a dancing baby, the class divide, and so much more!
I wanted to take today’s lesson as an opportunity to totally school you on the suffrage comrades they didn’t teach you about in school, but there’s a ton, so I picked some of my favorites.
Female hysteria, black women as the default, the power of the black sorority, skeletons with jewels in their eye sockets, the Oregon Trail Generation, an introvert’s guide to having to say hello, don’t speed in Finland, and so much more!
Laverne Cox wins an Emmy, Loretta Lynch makes history, Conchita Wurst debuts a new video and more good news!
Girl coders from around the world accepted a challenge in February to design websites or apps that increase girls’ access to safe spaces online and in their physical communities. Here’s what they came up with.
This rewilding farm in Sussex, Maria Bello on labels, why we need to stop abusing “the tone argument,” a list of good podcasts you will enjoy, Mara Wilson helps you breathe, and other stories you’ll be like, “oh I’m glad Laneia shared this” about.
Next Tuesday, any of y’all who live in or around Madison, Wisconsin are in for a real treat.
Lloimincia Hall is fcking amazing, talk of parenting or not parenting, Gillian Anderson in bed, making feminist organizing more inclusive, TREES, the history of 4/20, and so much more!
Meet the lawyer taking on Uber, does your dog look at you that way because she loves you?, the evolution of Laverne Cox, genderqueer maternity clothes, a mom live-tweets her son’s abstinence-only sex-ed class, toddler songs ranked by feminism, a history lesson, an econ lesson, the appropriation of black women’s hair and chola fashions, why you crack your knuckles, where Cream of Wheat came from, and so much more!
A new book about women in science that you’ll want in your hands asap, what you can do right now about police brutality, how the Apple Watch could finally make us happy, but probs not happier than comfort foods, why Stef could never be an astronaut, there’s a lake full of rogue goldfish in Colorado, and a cute penguin at the end of this post!
This is the biggest, most amazing AAA that you’ve ever seen. You are not ready.
Feminist Lisa Frank, what you missed at Black Girls Rock, Amy Winehouse documentary, on adulthood, gardening, hummingbirds, cartography, Ramona Quimby, Haim, Twin Peaks and more!
It’s not as weird or gross as it sounds, ok? Emily Books needs your money and support, the real lesson of the Ellen Pao verdict, let’s examine Sofia Coppola’s aesthetic, black female protagonists and their literary life lessons, an adventurer!, snapshots of women being dangerous, and so much more!
The latest episode of Kristin Russo’s First Person series is queering fashion, Arabelle Sicardi and her mom are watching TV, drawing race and class boundaries with sexual discourse, Gillian Anderson is avaibs, being fat black and invisible, your daily Stevie Nicks moment, instagram isn’t comfy with your blood because they are ignorant fucks, and young girl gets gifts from crows because she’s living her best life.