Also.Also.Also: Remember the Internet? and Other Stories for Your Week

I hope your Monday is like getting to the 4:17 mark in “What’s Mine Is Yours”.

Queer as in F*ck You

State Department Retroactively Revoking Passports From Transgender Women.

Recognition at Last for Gentleman Jack, Britain’s ‘First Modern Lesbian’ by Harriet Sherwood.

Christian Law Firm Asks Supreme Court to Allow Workplace Discrimination Against Transgender People by Imani Gandy.

Trolls Thought I Was a Man. That Saved Me. by Austen Osworth.

The Latest Female CEO in the Fortune 500 Breaks a New Barrier. The barrier is the one that separates queer women from positions of power! She’s Beth Ford and I hope she donates to Autostraddle tbph.

Lesbian Couple Claims Senior Community Turned Them Away Because Of Their Sexuality.

Poppi Kramer Has Died. She was a lesbian and a comedian and the at-home winner of The Biggest Loser.


Saw This, Thought of You

Almost 80% of Us Workers Live From Paycheck to Paycheck. Here’s Why.

California Court Says Starbucks Must Pay for Off-the-Clock Work. The Fallout Could Affect ‘A Lot of Jobs.’.

Why Conservatives Find Life More Meaningful Than Liberals. Um.

The Disturbing Evolution Of ‘Lock Her Up’

Why Sonic’s Ice Is the Best Ice. Correct.

The Internet’s Forgotten Shit Pics Are Accidentally Amazing. I want an entire room dedicated to exactly this. The soundtrack is like Incubus and Dirty Projectors.

It was a long weekend, y’all.

Meet New Orleans’s All-Female Biker Club by Shannon Sims, with photos by Akasha Rabut. Another room dedicated to entirely this, please. Cool thanks.

Get to Know the Real-Life Women of Mexican Wrestling by Destry Maria Sibley. Ok I need a very large space to hold all these rooms I will need!!!!

Self-Enchantment & the Lure of Luxury: One Night at the Chateau Marmont by Trista Edwards.

Lucy McBath, Gun Control Activist, Wins Congressional Primary in Georgia.

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9 Comments

  1. Just been looking online for more info on that first horrifying story on US women having their passports revoked on the basis of their being trans.

    If anyone knows of any way for non-US citizens to help apply pressure to stop this, I would love to know. What a freaking nightmare.

    • NCTE (National Center for Transgender Equality) issued this press release:

      NCTE has investigated recent concerns about passport processing for transgender people. All of the incidents we have seen involved unusual circumstances and bureaucratic mistakes by the passport agency and have caused very unfortunate hardship and anxiety for our community members. Please note, the longstanding passport gender marker policy has not changed. We are closely monitoring the issue and are vigilant for any attack on the rights of our community.

      I contacted my member of Congress when I first heard about this, and they said they were already keeping an eye on the issue, but hadn’t gotten any indication of official action at the State Dept. So I turned down my panic level from 11 to 4 or 5.

  2. Are they doing this to just trans women or all trans people? I know California come 2019 will let me change my gender marker to x for non-binary/agender/neutral, but if I do that I am worried that federal government may revoke my passport too.

  3. I find that the article about Starbucks coming right after the paycheck to paycheck article rather amusing. Starbucks is quite high on my controversial subjects list lately. I was considering applying there because some people make it sound better than it apparently is but reading about what actually goes on there is pretty saddening. The few times I had been there, the employees have been such sweethearts, you’d never think the company has questionable practices. Also, their actions demonstrate exactly what the paycheck to paycheck article is talking about.

    It’s nice that a day after reading a New York Times article about what a pain it is for women to even get to the C Suite, Fortune writes about a woman who in the beginning didn’t seem aware of how cool she is for having gotten to where she’s at.

    I’m surprised that conservatives are “more happy” because that’s not how it seems whenever they decide they just have to respond to an article about something they hate. Unless their joy stems from their hate.

  4. Thanks to the NOLA biker article for telling me that the three-wheeled motorcycle/car things are called Spyders! That had been a mystery for a while.

    And shit pics/Internet History is everything my angsty inner 14 year-old craves. I love it.

    • In some states all you need is a driver license to ride one, no motorcycle specific license required. Yeah, the Spyder is pretty neat in person and I once went on their site to see what price is like and noticed they also make a longer version that can fit two(great for taking your gal pal out) or a single seat variant(great for riding alongside your gal pal).

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