Also.Also.Also: Come Build a Yurt with Stef and Other Stories for Your Week

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Hello you made it all the way to the last Monday of 2015! How do you feel? Did you stand out in the rain last night? Me too! But did you also wait for a pack of wild turkeys to cross the road yesterday and then get dive-bombed by some bats? Ok. I mean this isn’t a competition but if it was, I’m just saying. Bats. Turkeys. Tornados. Just saying.


Queer as in F*ck You

+ The Politics of Erasure: Too Queer to be Black, Too Black to be Queer by Ashleigh Shackelford.

+ With New PrEP Services Planned Parenthood Again Shows How Vital it is to LGBTs.

+ Cara Delevingne and St. Vincent Named Most Stylish Couple of 2015 and we agree.

+ Um, this genderfluid lioness?


Doll Parts

+ Hi it’s time to read this piece by Jia Tolentino called No Offense. Go do that now.

+ Pay Women the Money They Need to Make the Culture by Rachel Syme.

+ “I woke up in a parallel universe” by Jackie Fuchs.

+ Here Are All the Ways Abortions on TV Don’t Reflect Reality by Susan Rinkunas.

+ Margaret Cho is Joining ‘Fashion Police’.

+ It really is way more expensive to be a woman by Inae Oh.

+ Enjoy this Erykah Badu interview!

+ The History of Virgins in Art by Lakeisha Goedluck.


Saw This, Thought of You

+ (Not) All Men by Nona Willis Aronowitz. “Why women want to believe Our Dudes are the exception.”

+ Stef wants to know if you’d like to build a yurt with her.

+ A Timeline of 2015 in Tumblr Memes.

+ The internet loves you.

+ Is Star Wars Setting Up Poe Dameron as Its First Queer Protagonist? Don’t ask me because I still haven’t seen it!!

+ An article that speaks to me: 22 Songs That Are Great Despite Being Pro-Jesus.

+ My Friend the Compulsive Hoarder.

+ Hello what is this.


And Finally

Nine of the Most Isolated Towns on Earth. Let’s go.

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18 Comments

  1. I really really hope Poe Dameron is queer. There’s a couple of moments where it seems like he has a legitimate crush (as opposed to just a bromance thing) on John Boyega’s character and it’s super cute.

    • Too busy having my standard private giggle on how non-human animals are some how another kingdom or what than us, thinking about bonobos and how some silly people so are focused on reproduction based sexual interaction as if it’s not bonding activity too.

      But yeah that was funny too.

  2. From No Offense:

    There is an unspoken, horrible idea that contemporary political activity starts and perhaps ends with building a really good politicized identity…So we say who we are by announcing what offends us. We prune our personal stances into intricate dioramas; we call these stances an identity; we call it all action, maybe even progress, where some are concerned.

    This is a really good reminder.

  3. I’ve been to one of those smallest towns on the Earth! The Supai tribe are amazing; and the waterfall in the middle of the Grand Canyon as breathtaking. Only being able to get food and supplies by mule/helicopter is not as quaint as people think; mostly all food/clothes comes from Walmart.

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