With the release of Ghostbusters, I feel like Hollywood is finally reaching the point of fluency when it comes to representations of women in STEM.
Female-fronted superhero movies on the big screen. Finally. Sheesh!
A bot that will recommend things to watch on Netflix, making Wawa hoagies at home, sleeping comfortably with back pain, and more.
The most popular emoji on Tinder, when your partnership gets boring, why it’s still hard to talk about what you want and more.
Mobile apps, web apps, games, and chargers.
The sentimental packrat.
Mental health zines, libraries’ political and social power, what counts as a diverse book and more.
“Whereas some political systems are centered around equality of opportunity for women in politics — basically, the system we have in the US that (in theory) gives women the chance to run for office and be elected to office just like men, nothing different and nothing more — a growing number of nations and political parties have opted instead to make broader representation of women in their governments an explicit political goal using quota systems.”
Plus: Suicide Kale totally won Outfest, a Buffy coloring book for adults is on the way, Nickelodeon introduced its first gay characters, we’re only two days away from a Degrassi: The Next Generation reunion, and more gay gay gay pop culture news.
“I had a Care Bear-themed nursery as a baby and I’ve been gay ever since. Strange.”
The single best way to get better at sex. Also Pokémon Go as dating app, when you have to pee during sex, how queer sex can teach you body love and more.
Created by a group of app developers, including three Black women, who wanted to create an app that was inclusive, tonr currently consists of 10 photo filters that “amplifies how beautiful a variety of skin tones are instead of washing them out.” Y’all, I love this app!
“You really don’t wanna overpack.”
Fighting beetle moms, Dr. Orchid, sarcastic robots and green things eating the air!
“As a queer woman, I personally felt strongly connected to Cleo’s feelings about donning men’s clothes. To me she is someone who comes to prefer presenting as male or agender, and finds strength and acceptance through that. The 13-year-old version of me yearned for heroines like Cleo.”
Tips for Pokémon Go, sword-swallowing, sandwiches, emoji and more.
Kegels aren’t as good for you as everyone thinks they are, sex tips from the New York Public Library, Dildo, Newfoundland, and more.
“Don’t tell me this is not true.”
I spent my lunch break wandering around Manhattan in 90 degree weather to test Pokémon Go out for y’all. There are definitely pros and cons to this game.
The oldest library in the world, why emoji don’t mean linguistic death, a history of zines, what to add to your queer summer reading pile and more.