Also.Also.Also: Saudi Women Are Over Paula Deen, Perez Hilton, and the Patriarchy and Other Stories We Missed This Week

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Perez Hilton F*cking Sucks

Perez Hilton is not your sassy black friend and he needs to shut the f*ck up. When he tweeted “Inside every gay man is a fierce black woman!” he wasn’t expecting to get shut down.

And when he did, he really fucked up. Again. For like, the zillionth time in his life. And we all slowly wept for an Earth where he is still a prominent figure in the media.

Putting “Me” Back in “Media”

+ Profits, not people, could be what’s holding LGBT people back in video game representation.

+ On Happy Endings: gay people deserve romance novels, too.

Blood, Sweat, and Heels is not about successful black women. And that’s tired.


+ Paula Deen feels like Michael Sam sometimes. I feel like a drink.


In The Name Of Love The Law

+ Saudi women are demanding an end to patriarchy.

Can this thing navigate to a misandrist island

Can this GPS system navigate to a misandrist island or not

Saudi women activists have petitioned the country’s consultative council to back a demand to curb the “absolute authority” of male guardians over women in the kingdom, a signatory has said.

Activist Aziza Yousef told AFP news agency on Sunday that “rights activists have petitioned the Shura (consultative) Council on the occasion of the International Women’s Day [on March 8] demanding an end to the absolute authority of men over women”.

They demanded “measures to protect [women’s] rights,” in their petition to the Shura Council, she said.

+ George Will thinks LGBT people need to stop being such “sore winners” by bringing stress on their homophobic counterparts, and in the moment when he said this I heard an audible womp womp.

Tim Gunn Sucks Too

Tim Gunn is “conflicted” about including trans* models in fashion campaigns. I am conflicted about the positive emotions he stirred up in my life prior to this moment, in which he became dead to me.


By The Numbers

+ Teens with lesbian parents have higher self-esteem, fewer behavioral problems, and better hair. I have numbers to assert the first two claims are true, though.

+ Survey Says: there has been a rapid increase in support for gay folks since 2003, meaning that full-on world domination is right around the corner.

Deeply Moved

She4Me: the longest marriage equality PSA you’ll ever feel entirely compelled to watch.

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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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  1. We, as a community, need to stop stressing out our homophobic oppressors. Think of all the pressure were putting on them. Asking them to be slightly decent human beings is a lot of work. Its not like our lives or general well being depends upon their behavior, or anything. Lighten up y’all.

  2. ugh. george will. and i used to read him religiously in high school…i was also a registered libertarian so there’s that unfortunate situation as well



  4. How can we support the Saudi women activists?
    And can Perez Hilton go away already?

  5. Andrej Pejjic’s answer to Tim Gunn is spot-on and also contributes to maintaining my delusioned belief that Andrej is my secret boyfriend.

  6. “+ On Happy Endings: gay people deserve romance novels, too.”
    I may have clicked the link expecting a tie-in gay romance novel for the tv show Happy Endings. I would have bought that harder than I had bought the slash board game.

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