Also.Also.Also: Demi Lovato Punching at Michelle Rodriguez and Other Stories

What I need in this life — I daresay what we all need in this life — is an agreeable machine that creates and serves a delicious, nutritious breakfast for me while I work. I wake up, I have ideas, I want to write them down straight away and get started on my day and yet, I am so hungry. I am so hungry right now, world! There is not a sandwich to be seen on this desk! Not a bowl of yogurt or even a shred of toast! There is only an empty coffee cup where my hopes and dreams used to be. When will I learn to set my alarm 30 minutes earlier?

You Should Go or Do or Give

+ Don’t you want to back Charlotte Shane‘s Prostitute Laundry? I really feel like you do. Will you understand what I mean when I say that I think this is the most orderly and concise set of Kickstarter rewards I’ve ever witnessed?

+ I BOUGHT ONE.

+ Help Lexi Attend Cosmetology School!

+ Support What I’m Made Of: A Feature Documentary.


Queer as in F*ck You

+ Sorry about how you’re gonna pass out from cuteness 🙁 Kristin Russo is back with PBS’s First Person series, and this time she’s talking with Ebony and Denise about their “Olivia Has 2 Moms” channel.

+ From One Lesbian of Color to Another: Don’t Express Your Transphobia In My Name by Jezebel Delilah X.

+ Here is a thing you will enjoy! Constance Leathart: The forgotten ‘aviatrix’ of WW2

+ A Lesbian Reporter Walks Into A Pray the Gay Away Convention by Sarah Viren.


Doll Parts

+ Laura Wooley is writing a year-long series about menstruation and she needs your input! Learn more and submit if you can, please and thank you.

+ Just in time for the freaking weekend: The Best of Netflix’s “Strong Female Leads” Categories.

+ The Prominence and Plight of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System.

+ 32 Horror Movies That Aren’t About Women Being Sex-Murdered!

+ Going Against the Grain: Women homebrewers are on the rise in Baltimore.

+ I heard you like Demi Lovato and Michelle Rodriguez.

+ Do you wanna watch this?


Saw This, Thought of You

+ 8 Cities Have Cancelled Columbus Day in Favor of Indigenous People’s Day.

+ Butt Dials a Strain on US Emergency Systems.

+ Ok but which TV show first referenced the internet, hmmm?

+ What, If Anything, Do Catholics Have In Common?

+ This Lil Bub album that you’ll probably want.

+ What are you doing this weekend?

+ Let’s learn about Norwegian forest cats.


And Finally

Turtles grooming a warthog! And you thought your day couldn’t get any better.

Laneia is the Executive Editor and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here. She's 37, has two kids, two dogs, one cat, one Megan, and some personal essays.

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18 Comments

  1. I probably have a lot of thoughts here, but I had to stop and comment how much I loved Kristen doing Ebony and Denise on first person, I absolutely love their channel, love seeing them mentioned here on my favourite website. … Now I can continue reading 🙂

  2. OMG YOU GUYS, DID YOU SEE TWELVE IN THAT PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES COMMERCIAL? AND LILY JAMES AS ELIZABETH BENNET EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ok no more caps but that’s seriously exciting.

  3. So psyched for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! My mom bought me a copy of the book a few years ago because she knows I’m sort of obsessed with Jane Austen. I was fully prepared to hate it but ended up loving it instead. My days as a purist are done.

  4. That 32 Horror Movies That Aren’t About Women Being Sex-Murdered! list is kinda weird since the 2nd movie on the list “Basket Case” has the main female character raped to death. I guess the list is supposed to be ironic?

  5. The 911 butt-dials article is well timed. I called 911 earlier this week (to report a small grass fire my mother and I saw on our way to dinner) and was surprised that I initially reached a recording asking me to say “help” if I had an emergency. I understand they want to screen out butt-dialers, but what if someone was having too much of an emergency to be able to say “help”??

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