Also.Also.Also: Cyborg Witches of Gynecology and Other Stories You Need

HELLO LOOK AT YOU! You made it to Monday! What a glorious day you’re having! For here you are, having it.

Flooded House Update: I’m fine, everything is fine, it’s fine. The floors will be ripped up and a new floor situation will be put in its place. Also I made potato salad Saturday night and it was just ok. In some ways, this was sadder than the flood.

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+ Support Rainbow Boxes! They’re gonna send queer YA books all over the place!

Doll Parts

+ Bloodier Than Carrie: Life With a Body, From Puberty to Childbirth by Ester Bloom on La Toast!

+ U.S. Women Win World Cup, Get Stiffed By FIFA. :hatching chicken emoji:

+ The Women’s Equality Act Will Soon Be a Reality in New York.

+ The UN Women’s Annua Report.

+ GynePunk: The Cyborg Witches of DIY Gynecology.

The Catalan collective GynePunk wants to decolonize the female body. To this end, it is developing first aid gynecological tools, for socially disadvantaged women, refugees, sex workers. But also for themselves.

Saw This, Thought of You


+ Race Forward has put together a Race Reporting Guide, which “aims to provide critical support for the use of responsible language and story framing that reflects ethical and rigorous journalistic standards and affirms the dignity and human rights of people of all races.” Useful!

+ YOU GUYS I meant to include this in Friday’s roundup: After 44 Years, Sesame Street‘s Maria is Retiring. I WEEP.

+ Obama Poised to Commute Sentences for Scores of Nonviolent Drug Offenders.

+ I was just made aware of this and perhaps you will like it: Beyond the Binary.

+ How Your Hometown Affects Your Chances of Marriage.

+ How AirBnB Threatens Urban Creative Space.

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  1. “The floors will be ripped up and a new floor situation will be put in its place. Also I made potato salad Saturday night and it was just ok. In some ways, this was sadder than the flood.”

    Same. damn. thing. Happened to me 2 months back. I covered the as dry-as-I-could-get-it ruined cork flooring with area rugs awaiting the money fairy to facilitate reflooring efforts.

    Alas, I’m still waiting on that bitch, but my salty tears could only improve my bowl of mediocre post-flood potato salad. Relate.

  2. I always wonder about those “Depending on where you were raised” things. I grew up nomadic, so the span of places I’ve lived range from 0 percentage points to 11 percentage points, to not being on the map at all. I fully believe the place that says 11 percentage points, because the people I graduated high school with are all married (or married/divorced/remarried/divorced) with a collection of kids from a variety of fathers/mothers right now…and I am 22. I also thought the associated political leanings were interesting. Again, because the people I graduated high school with, the ones who have all procreated and gotten hitched, are pretty active/vocal members of the KKK. So. You know.

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