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I may be the only person in the whole world who hasn’t watched even one episode of OITNB season four yet. I mean, I was planning to, but the weekend got away from me.

I’m really trying to avoid spoilers, but it’s near impossible unless I disconnect all my electronic devices and go off-the-grid. I have heard some…troubling feedback on the season, so I’m going in with my emotional armor on. I can’t wait to read all the reviews I’ve been avoiding! If ya’ll would be so kind as not to spoil me in the comments here, I’d be forever grateful.

Meanwhile, check out what’s going on in the world outside of your Netflix binge-watching hobbit hole.

Queer as in F*ck You

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+ Cara Delevingne and Annie Clark Both Star in Marc Jacobs’s Fall Campaign. Also featuring Missy Elliot, Genesis P-Orridge, and a bunch of other weird and beautiful people.

+ Experts Call for Overhaul of Transgender Health Practices Worldwide.

+ Meet Papi Juice, The Collective Behind Brooklyn’s Best QTPOC Party.

+ Istanbul Gay Pride March Banned Over “Security” Concern. Giving major side-eye to this one.

+ New HBO Documentary “Suited” Takes Viewers Into the World of LGBTQ-Friendly Bespoke Suits.

+ What’s It Like to Be Queer and Muslim? Let This Photographer Show You.

+ Egypt Condemns Orlando Attack, Yet Continues Crackdown on LGBT Citizens.

+ Don’t Call Girls Girls, Advise Gender Neutral Headmistresses in the UK.

Doll Parts

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+ What Do Black Women Really Think About Hillary Clinton’s Nomination?

+ #NoWomanEver Exposes the Everyday Misogyny Women Deal With.

+ California is Ending One of Its Most Sexist Welfare Policies.

+ Jessica Valenti and Lindy West Reveal Feminism’s Growing Pains by Jill Filipovic.

+ Yes, There Are Women Priests, and The Vatican Wishes There Weren’t.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Airbnb Vows to Fight Racism, but Its Users Can’t Sue to Prompt Fairness.

+ Oh, damn! US congresswoman Gwen Moore wants to drug-test the rich before approving tax deductions in response to the asshole right’s criminalization of poverty.

+ From NOLA to AfricaTown, a Black Bike Enthusiast’s Dream Trek.

+ Immigration, Abortion, Race Rulings Due at Supreme Court.

+ Due to a settlement, Ticketmaster Issues Millions of Free Ticket Vouchers. Dude, go check your account. I found 16 free tickets waiting for me!

+ How a Utah County Silenced Native American Voters—and How Navajos Are Fighting Back.

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  1. i accidentally read part of what looked like a pretty substantial spoiler on tumblr yesterday. i haven’t watched any ointb yet either. i want to…but also i’m mostly completely disinterested in watching tv atm? it’s kind of a problem.

  2. I haven’t clicked on any of these links yet but I want you to know that I haven’t been able to start oitnb yet either and I feel you on the desperate attempts to avoid spoilers.


    • Update:

      I can’t believe I didn’t unfollow the cast on Instagram as part of my spoiler avoidance plan.
      I failed epically and now I know things I def don’t want to know.

      Better luck to you on your journey!

  3. We haven’t started oitnb yet either! I’m a little nervous, and will read your reviews to see if I can handle the actual show.

    • I feel like I need to watch it for pop-culture-relevance reasons and to have an informed opinion and because I feel like I have the emotional energy for it. I think I do, anyway…but based on what I know so far, I’m not feeling great going into it. :/

      • It’s terrible. But it keeps being wonderful in between, it won’t let you throw it away. But it hurts.

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