20% Off EVERYTHING In The Autostraddle Store Including New Gal Pal Hoodies!

Today is the first day of the rest of your life, and you should probably spend it spending money at the Autostraddle store! Here’s an idea of where you could start spending your money: THE GAL PAL HOODIE.


Okay here’s what you can’t tell from the picture that I’m gonna tell you right now: these hoodies are magical. Not only do they actually fit your body instead of kinda ‘hanging out’ in the general region of your body, but they have THUMB-HOLES. Also! There’s a tiny secret pocket inside your hoodie pouch. (!!!) It’s the perfect size for an ob tampon, a lighter, drugs, an iPhone, a baby kangaroo, or a secret note to that special someone. AND! There’s a little hole for your headphones too. I didn’t discover that part for so long but once I did I was like, “what’s next, this hoodie?”

I’ll tell you what’s next! A scissoring gradient tee:


They’re printed on soft and slouchy and sexy Alternative Apparel t-shirts that’ll fit your body way better than scissoring ever had. These tees will definitely be the new “MUST-HAVE” for hanging around in your apartment, house, or tent.

Also, we’re gonna have some new designs coming in the next few weeks so you should look out for those!




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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. Thank you for the discount, it may be time for that hoodie! Please consider diversifying your size offerings on your “women’s” size t-shirts as well as the “unisex” tops. I’ve always experienced Autostraddle to be size/body positive and it was disappointing to peruse the shop and not find that reflected there.

    • yeah, we definitely want to! and sometimes it’s just that the larger sizes are out of stock.

      basically, we print on the largest sizes that are available to us from the companies that make the garments themselves (bella + canvas, alternative apparel, or american apparel are the ones with the highest-quality american-made goods) and we’re regularly frustrated that a lot of the garments we want to print on don’t go over a L or an XL. usually that means we’ll abandon that particular cut and try to find a second choice or third choice that’s comparable that comes in a larger size. sometimes that’s impossible.

      i don’t know why they don’t make larger sizes in those cuts! because when we do find a style that goes up to 3XL, we get it, and we do have to pay like a $2 upcharge per shirt (we eat that cost, we don’t pass it on to y’all), so like, it can’t be a cost thing because we pay for the extra whatever ourselves. but yeah, i wish that our merch store could more accurately reflect our commitment to size/body-positivity too. :-/

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