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There’s a yellow watermelon chilling out on my kitchen counter, right next to the coffee and the bag of coconut cashews. Will I eat it today? Is today Yellow Watermelon Day? Only time will tell.
You Should Go or Do or Give
+ Hey this is important! Share This Far and Wide: It’s Almost Time for the US Trans Survey. Pass it on!
+ Help Pacific Public Finish Their EP! This band happens to have a pretty rad, queer girl drummer by the name of Alex Fucking Vega. Maybe you’ve heard of her.
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Watch the trailer for the new Ellen Page / Julianne Moore movie situation, Freeheld. So gay, such crying.
+ The Internet is for Queers: An Interview with “Gender Is Over” T-Shirt Creators, Marie McGwier and Nina Mashurova.
+ Some important rape culture / Bill Cosby reading on this fine Monday! Starting with the amazing (/horrific) NY Mag cover story: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen. Then moving on to Roxane Gay‘s The Empty Chair & 35 Women Standing Up to Bill Cosby, Rapist.
+ Stef is obsessed with this: If Male Musicians Were Described the Same Way as Female Musicians.
+ I forgot to share this with you a couple of weeks ago! “Where’s My Cut?”: On Unpaid Emotional Labor.
+ UGH I LOVE THIS by Kiran Gandhi — Going With the Flow: Blood and Sisterhood at the London Marathon It begins with this line, “Yo. Have you ever run a marathon on day one of your period?” She ran the entire marathon while freebleeding. #bleedoneverythingsrsly
+ Dooooo you wanna see the Electra Woman & Dyna Girl trailer from VidCon??! YES YA DO.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ The Man Who Hears Color. Y’all.
+ This interactive counting tool and database that’s 100% necessary, which is 100% fucked up — The Counted: Police Killings in the U.S.
+ This is from 2014 but I’ll be damned if I’m not going to share it with you today: 10 Farm Animal Hybrids You Didn’t Know Existed.
+ Music Can Give You Skin Orgasms? Music Can Give You Skin Orgasms.