Hello you are doing GREAT. It rained for all of 12 seconds this morning — in broad daylight, in the desert, in October! — and it took me nearly the entire 12 seconds to figure out what that whooshing rain-like sound was. Anyway, here’s to unexpected gifts and the almost-weekend!
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Would you just look at this cool thing REI hosted: The First LGBTQ Outdoor Summit.
+ Those amazing Lego sets depicting the women of NASA are coming your way November 1!
+ New Sleater-Kinney song for you to listen to on this very day.
+ Support the Resilience Anthology!
Welcome to the Hellmouth
+ There’s An Elephant In Harvey Weinstein’s Hotel Room. “Buried beneath the sickening story of Harvey Weinstein’s abuse is another story — the problem of casting women by their fuckability — and who that leaves out.”
+ Former Amazon Exec Roy Price (the one who was recently forced to resign amid his own sexual assault situation) Passed on Big Little Lies Because It Lacked Female Nudity.
+ Lol does it ever fucking end? (Does it?) A TV Executive Sexually Assaulted Me: A Critic’s Personal Story.
At one point, I had to endure something akin to a deposition, involving lawyers, HR people, and what felt like 17 hours of questions. One query: “Could anything you did have been construed as flirting?”
Could you imagine being autopsied while you’re still alive?
+ The Future of Scouting in America. Girls are allowed in the Boy Scouts! Women can marry other women! Cats can vote!
+ Steve Scalise, who, you’ll remember, was shot over the summer and had his pathetic life saved by a black lesbian and then went on to speak at the Values Voters Conference last week where they think people like me and you are ruining society and should therefore have our basic human rights taken away, says that mass shootings are essentially the cost of the second amendment.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ Obama Letters From 1980s Are Obtained by Emory University. Does anybody remember laughter?
+ Whoa whoa WHOA. This is too far. Drug Companies Make Eyedrops Too Big and You Pay for the Waste.
+ Would you like this Gorilla vs Bear Halloween mix? Cool cool.