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Tulips, hello! Happy Friday! Laneia is getting married this weekend, so please join me in wishing her and Megan a day filled with all the warmth and happiness and laughter and wine in the whole world! #LANEGAN4LYFE!
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Millennials are the gayest generation, okay? Seven percent of people ages 18-35 identify as LGBT. (Yvonne and I did the math; everyone will be gay by 2150.)
+ Indiana Wiccans are psyched to use Indiana’s RFRA as permission to dance naked under the light of the full moon and enjoy all the psychotropic drugs their hearts desire.
“I think these bills are horrible,” said Dusty Dionne, High Priest and High Summoner of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Washington State. “But if they are going to open up this can of worms, we are going to shove it right in their face.”
+ Speaking of which sexist tech industry, this annotated list of things Cate Burlington’s male colleagues have said to her will drive you to drink before noon.
+ The New York Times thinks female-run venture capitalist firms are, “in some ways,” a sign success.
+ Working on the internet 18 hours a day, every day, means I’m hardly ever so shocked/appalled by a thing that I actually say out loud, “Are you fucking kidding me?” But Cosmo’s article about beauty trends that “need to die,” illustrated with the letters “R.I.P.” over only black and brown women made me say that and a whole lot of other things too.
+ Despairing over the verdict in the Purvi Patel case? Here are four things you can do right now.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ If you’re gonna read one of the six hundred thousand Mad Men think pieces on the internet today, go with Bitch‘s look at how the show was a “call to arms” for women’s rights activists.
+ BBC is making a biopic about Grace Jones! Finally!
+ President Obama responded to a nine-year-old girl who has just about had it with the fact that there are no women on U.S. currency.
“I was studying Ann Hutchinson, who stood up for women’s rights. Almost everyone who chose a boy, on their poster they had pictures of different dollar bills or coins with their person on it. So I noticed, why don’t women have coins or dollar bills with their faces on it? … I just came home from school and said, ‘I need to write to the president.'”
+ Monica Lewinsky’s TED Talk about cyberbullying and our culture of victim blaming is so popular it has landed her a guest host role on The View.
This is a monkey gently petting each little buddy in a brand new litter of adorable puppies. You made it through the week; you deserve this.
If you want to use these comments to share your love with Megan and Laneia on their wedding day, well, I think you should absolutely do that.