It’s Gal Pal Week on Autostraddle! Get the t-shirt/crop top and enjoy this lovely array of links for your faceholes! (Your eyes, your eyes are your faceholes in this case. Not your nostrils. I can see where you’d think nostrils, but no.)
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Why I’m Still a Butch Lesbian, which was written by Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart and not Lea Delaria, as the accompanying photo would suggest.
+ HEY CANADA, you can now use the Her app in your home and native land! HER The Lesbian App is Now Live in Canadia.
+ Wants to Make Feminist, Queer-Friendly Porn in Iceland, But Cannot. This headline is amazing. Just brilliant.
+ Paper Towns and the Manic Pixie Dream Girl’s Dream. Just forever interested in the topic of MPDG and any discussion thereabouts.
+ Hey speaking of, here’s John Green with But Did You Read The Book? “Cara Delevingne, Press Junkets, and Me”.
+ Sewing my clothes is an escape from fashion’s dictates. I no longer hate my body, by Jenny Rushmore.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ Facebook’s Real Name Policy Spreads to Black Activists by Taylor Hatmaker.
+ What To Do With $20 At The Drugstore. I don’t know, I’m obsessed with people telling me their favorite drugstore beauty products. CVS is so chill and smells like when your grandmother got you out of school early on a Tuesday, and that’s what I want in a shopping experience.
+ Being There: A roundtable discussion about codependency and love.
+ Roxane Gay with Of Lions and Men: Mourning Samuel Dubose and Cecil the Lion. The whole time you’re reading this, you’re like, “Yes this is beautiful and perfect and so real.” But you don’t know beautiful and perfect and real until you get to the last two sentences, I think.
+ Stop Shaming Partners of Trans People. To quote KaeLyn: “Went in planning to hate this, came out not hating it, actually.” A ringing endorsement if I’ve ever heard one.
What in the fresh hot fuck is this.