Happy Monday! You are very important to this universe and nothing would be the same without you here.
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Ireland is looking forward to more older queer couples to come out, now that the country voted and said it’s cool for them to love each other. Yay! Old love is the best love.
+ Vikki Reich and Why I Don’t Say ‘Wife’ When Talking About My Partner.
+ Americans Grossly Overestimate Size of Gay and Lesbian Population. You’re even more special than you thought!
+ La la la this is fascinating forever and ever: Nurturing Baby’s Microbiome, Before and After Birth, brought to you by Kate Gammon.
+ Well what in the fuck. Science is Still Trying to Figure Out What Makes a Female Athlete by Sarah Fecht.
According to regulations from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), female athletes’ testosterone levels must be below the normal male range. The International Olympic Committee has similar regulations. In an opinion piece in Science, medical anthropologist Katrina Karkazis and her co-author explain that two scientific camps are duking it out over whether biology supports the controversial policy.
+ The Insults of Age by Helen Garner.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ I’m one of like seven people left in our office that hasn’t seen Mad Max: Fury Road so this means nothing to me, but perhaps it will ignite a fire in your Lego lovin’ heart today: The Vehicles from Mad Max: Fury Road in Shiny Lego Form.
+ I meant to tell you this sooner but the link got lost in my Feedly: This Year, Summer is One Glorious Week Longer and it has nothing to do with climate change!
+ Why am I obsessed with the idea of confetti-ized popcorn? I do not know.
+ EXCUSE ME, PRINCESS. Would you like some new emojis next summer? Well good because you’re gonna get some. Still no fucking tacos but you’re getting bacon, avocados and clinking glasses, so your brunch-related emoji situation is getting better. [ETA: YOU ARE ALREADY GETTING A TACO EMOJI, I did not realize this. Carry on.]
+ Carmen found you 81 Awesome Resources for When You Can’t Afford Therapy. Thanks Carm!
Burned cat and baby fawn become best friends? Burned cat and baby fawn become best friends.