Also.Also.Also: The Patriarchy Thinks Your ADHD is a Lie and Other Stories to Start Your Week

In which we do not speak of SNL, Mormons, UFOs, or Thanksgiving. Not just yet. NOT TODAY, ZURG. You did a fine fucking job on your hair, though, by the way. Nice work.

You Should Go or Do or Give

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Queer as in F*ck You

+ Educators in California work to make history more inclusive of LGBT people.

+ Are Americans Lying to Pollsters About Their Support for Same-Sex Marriage?

Doll Parts

+ No One Believes You Have ADHD, Especially if You’re a Girl by Gabby Bess.

+ The Bloody History of Rape Revenge Films by Kelly MacNamara.

+ The Fight to Rid Black Women’s Hair Salons of Toxic Chemicals by Vicky Gan.

+ Didn’t even know this book existed: Things I Can’t Explain Successfully Shows Us Clarissa Darling (Mostly) All Grown Up.

+ Pioneer in Satellite Archaeology, Sarah Parcak, Wins Million-Dollar Prize.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Just waiting in line.

+ How Video Games Can Teach Your Brain to Fight Depression by Jane McGonigal.

And Finally

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  1. I am so tempted to make ridiculous temporary tattoos for my friend’s birthday.
    It’s our 10 year friendaversary this year, and I’m cackling at the idea of making inside joke tattoos.

    This could really be majestic. Thanks, Autostraddle!

  2. I have never heard of this rape-revenge movie thing, I hardly think that I’m alone in having fantasized about cutting the dick off the guy who raped me. I don’t understand why Kelly is shocked by this being a theme of the genre.
    I was totally cool with Uma therman killing the rapist and bill. (Though to be honest, would have also been fine with not seeing the actual rape scene.) In real life, there often is no justice. In the absence of criminal justice, I would not mind seeing him or anyone else get their ass kicked. I wouldn’t mind that happening even if he also went to jail. If that makes me a monster, then I will happily embrace the fact that I’m a monster. But no one calls superheroes monsters for beating up bank robbers and murderers.

  3. The video game/depression article is so interesting! I’m absolutely addicted to Candy Crush, and people tell me all the time that it’s a useless hobby. But for someone like me with depression, being able to work gradually towards a goal and accomplish it on a daily basis is so important. I’m glad there’s scientific research to back me up on this.

    Also, I can’t wait to make 500 temporary cat tattoos.

    • My only problem with the book is, when I was watching the tv show Clarissa was younger than me. She was high school age, I was middle school age. Now some how it’s present time and I’m older than her. How can I like stop aging for a few years and stay in my late 20s?

  4. ^..^ Clarissa? Yesssssssssssss! To the library!

    I can’t do rape-and-revenge movies. I’m really tired of seeing brutal depictions of rape in every kind of media and I’m really sick of that being almost exclusively the only *kind* of rape depicted. It triggers the hell out of me.

  5. Thank you for the ADHD thing. A friend asked me if I think I have ADHD recently and it’s been playing on my mind. The same issue exists in autism spectrum diagnoses and it’s no surprise that there are links, since the two conditions are highly related. I’m doing my PhD on the early development of autism and it’s really important to me to keep this in mind.

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