Also.Also.Also: Gentrification, Genderfucking Nuns and Other Stories for Your Weirdo Day

I hope you had pecan pie for breakfast! I am so hungover.


Queer as in F*ck You

+ Scholar Reclaims Hometown of Cody, Wyoming, and Gays’ and Lesbians’ Place in the West.

+ This Gay Ally Just Got a Highway Named After Leelah Alcorn by Jamilah King.

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+ I’m Queer, the Mormon Church Doesn’t Want Me, But I’m Staying.

+ Genderfucking Nuns, ok?


Doll Parts

+ I’m Making Sourdough with My Vaginal Yeast.

+ Netflix, Uncovering Cycles of Abuse and Chill: Jessica Jones and Domestic Violence by Shaadi Devereaux.

+ Answering Your Questions: Health 101 for Grown Women by Kitty Eisele and Kate Parkinson-Morgan.

+ Israeli Supreme Court Rejects Family Petition to Bury Trans Woman as Their “Son”.

May Peleg

May Peleg

+ On Pandering by Claire Vaye Watkins.

+ Jessica Jones Was an Awesome Origin Story for One of Marvel’s Oldest Heroes.

+ How Period Trackers Have Changed Girl Culture.

+ Another great profile of Caitlin Doughty, with whom I’m still obsessed.


Saw This, Thought of You

+ The 6 Awkward Conversations You’re Dreading and How to Deal with Them.

+ Terabytes of Testimony: Digital Database of Residential School Stories Opens to the Public. “After travelling Canada for seven years, gathering witness accounts of Indian residential schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has written its final report.”

+ Growing Stupid Together

+ New York Storefronts: What a Difference a Decade Makes. Oh, gentrification.

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+ Smoking Weed Doesn’t Mean You’ll Have Better Sex by Mish Way. HOGWASH.

+ How the Clouds Got Their Names by Maria Popova.

+ On Twitter, Your Positive Tweets Are Actually Contagious by Selena Larson.

+ How to Make Middle School a Smoother Ride.

+ What Happens When Students Create Their Own Curriculum by Erin Siegal McIntyre.


And Finally

Most Amazing and Terrifying Teeth Ever, But Can You Guess Which Animal? AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH.

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29 Comments

  1. Holy crap that Jessica Jones article is the best I’ve read so far.
    I loved this:
    “Like Jessica’s liberation is only possible through the violence against Reva, we see sharp parallels with how liberatory white womanhood often interplays with the lives of WoC”.

    • Technically those are not teeth, just “ridges” but honestly those are hardly scary when one considers the hundreds of pounds of pressure a turtle beak exerts.
      Nature’s bolt cutters turtle’s beaks are.

  2. PLEASE GOOGLE IMAGE GOBLIN SHARKS. The teeth/nose combination is pretty scary.

    Also, Leelah’s tumblr account was deleted because her parents requested that. You know, just deleting your child’s life.

    There are some really excellent links here and I look forward to reading. Thanks.

  3. “I’m Queer, the Mormon Church Doesn’t Want Me, But I’m Staying” was pretty fantastic. Hit close to home, as I grew up Mormon, and even though I left the church before I was in high school, I still was living just outside of Salt Lake City and sometimes the culture was just… suffocating. It’s nice to have a reminder that the outlook isn’t always as bleak as you think.

  4. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are the absolute best. I am friends with one from Seattle on Facebook, and she is constantly posting photos from AIDS conferences. Amazing people doing amazing work to strengthen our community’s health and joy.

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