Also.Also.Also: Women Need More Sleep, Updated Privacy Laws and Probably More Bunnies

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Another spring! We made it! What seeds did you plant over the weekend? Or maybe you’re planting your seeds a little later. Take good care of them and of yourself. Just think about all those seeds all over the place — how magical and hopeful we are! Take good care of each other.

You Should Go or Do or Give

+ Donate to Luna Merbruja’s Chichi Fund!

+ Support Cassius Issue 3!


Queer as in F*ck You

+ Lesbian-Themed Film Ned’s Project Takes Best Picture Award in 2016 CineFilipino Film Festival.

+ Lesbian Ex-Mormon, Alex Cooper, Tells of Shocking Abuse in Conversion Therapy.

+ LGB Canadians Report Higher Rates of Mental Health Issues.


Doll Parts

+ NY Mag’s cover story, Is Prostitution Just Another Job? by Mac McClelland.

+ The Audacity of Hoping for a Black Female SCOTUS Nominee by Jamilah Lemieux.

+ Prison Zine Tenacious Offers Female Prisoners a Chance to Speak Out by Mollie Pyne.

+ Do you have nine minutes? Well sit on back and take it all in: Women’s Work Isn’t For Sissies.

+ Allison Shapiro with How Outdated Privacy Laws Fail Women.

+ Women Need More Sleep Because They Use More of Their Brain.

+ Amanda Hess has some thoughts on the rise and fall of sex tapes in the wake of Hogan vs Gawker.

+ 12 Female-Fronted Bands at SXSW that Bitch really loves.

+ Tracing Frida Kahlo’s Influence on the Fashion World

+ Can We Train Teenage Girls to See Less Darkness in the World? by Jennifer Kahn.

+ Free Bleeding: NYC Public Schools to Give Out Pads and Tampons to Students by Annamarya Scaccia.

+ Sarah Seltzer would like to take a walk with you through 10 of the Most Groundbreaking Female Politicians in Pop Culture.

+ How to Throw a Bachelorette Party That Is Actually a Menstrual Blood Oath Ceremony.


Saw This, Thought of You

+ This is extremely sad and fucked up! Norfolk Officers Kill Woman Who Carried a Non-Firing Replica of a Handgun.

+ How Black People are Being Shut Out of America’s Weed Boom by Amanda Chicago Lewis.

+ ‘Obamacare Kid’ Comes Out as Transgender Teen.

+ A Human Study of the American Rust Belt in Decline During the 1980s.

+ How Dogs Can Sniff Out Cancer and Diabetes. My smallest dog, Penny, can sense when I’m nervous or excited, from across the house even, and she’ll whine and bark and jump around and generally freak out until we can convince her that I’m fine, so therefore I’m essentially banned from watching horror movies. Anyway what I’m saying is, cancer/diabetes-sniffing dogs sound very useful and not nearly as silly as my fast-heartbeat-sniffing dog. The end.

+ Well fuck, man.

+ Saw this and thought of me: 14 Biting Facts About Reality Bites.


And Finally

Holy heck cakes! DIY Giant Origami Bunnies! The size of a toddler!

oh happy day giant origami bunny

Laneia is the Executive Editor and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here. She's 37, has two kids, two dogs, one cat, one Megan, and some personal essays.

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21 Comments

  1. I clicked on the Reductress link while still on my work VPN and got the following error message:

    This website is blocked due to its current content categorization: “Suspicious”

  2. I tilled and planted my spring garden several weeks ago but just a few spinach and lettuce plants were coming up. So I got new seeds and planted more peas, brussel sprouts, and spinach. Gardening take two. At least my raspberry plants look very happy, but I do need to move some of them.

  3. Fantastic. In the future, I’m going to point out that when I sleep in on weekends, it’s because I use so much of my brain!

    The MY Mag article was interesting. I could relate to the one woman’s fear of a client being a cop. Back when I did that sort of work as a side job (in college, like the one girl did), I had that constant fear too, though that never happened. All things considered, I guess I got lucky.

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