Also.Also.Also: You Deserve These Holtzmann Outtakes and Other Stories for Your Weekend

Hello there you are! Tag team, back again. Hey are you afraid of the dentist? I AM. Right after this roundup is published, I’ll be on my way to a new dentist and I am terrified as fuck. It’s all I can think about! I hate teeth!

Queer as in F*ck You

+ NEARLY 10 MINUTES OF HOLTZMANN OUTTAKES ??! Damn it, you deserve this.

+ A Black, Queer, Single Mother on Why I Am Proud to Use the Term ‘Single Mother by Choice’.

+ Michelle Tea Probes Being Female, Broke, and Queer in America.

+ Is It Ever Just A Sweater?

+ Domestic Violence Shelters Are Turning Away LGBT Victims.

+ Eileen Myles: “Locker Room Banter” is Just Another Name for Patriarchy.

Doll Parts

+ Here’s Miriam Zoila Pérez, a brilliant person with whom I’d like to share a pan of nachos and some feelings: The Radical Doula Merging Pregnancy and Abortion Care.

+ Clinton Denounces Trump’s ‘Scare Rhetoric,’ Vows to Protect Abortion Rights.

+ BLM Cofounder Patrisse Cullors: ‘How Do We Tell Our Survivor Stories?’

+ Interesting! Really, I’m not being sarcastic. Yes, the Gender Wage Gap is Real, New Report Says.

+ The Racist and Sexist History of Keeping Birth control Side Effects Secret.

+ Drawing Attention: Lauren LeBlanc interviews Girl on Girl Collective.

+ A Fear of Taco Trucks is a Fear of Mexican Women.

+ An interview with Elizabeth Gilbert on Feminism and Creative Living.

+ The Nasty Pussies at Trump Tower.

+ Stevie Nicks Wants to Do an All-Star Version of “Landslide” at Hillary Clinton’s Inauguration. Yes, good, thank you.

+ Bitch’s Halloween Horror Flixtape.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Michelle Obama gave a speech in Phoenix yesterday and it was
G L O R I O U S.

+ “All the Black and Brown People Have to Leave”: Trump’s Scary Impact on How Kids Think.

+ Just an update from Monday’s roundup, in case you missed it: Charges Dropped Against Amy Goodman for Covering DAPL.

+ America’s Real Life Horror Movie Houses, Mapped.

+ A Spooky Movie (or Two) for Every Remaining Night in October.

+ Excuse me, but this exists:

+ I think about this with more frequency than you might expect: Self-Taught Typists Are Nearly as Fast as Touch Typists.

+ How to Be Good at Karaoke.

And Finally

Talented Hamsters Recreate Great British Bake Off. OH YOU HEARD ME.

But Lulu is still busy in the tent. #bakeoff #hamsters #harcourthammies #hamstersofinstagram #willlulubestarbaker

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  1. That birth control article made me angrier and angrier when I read it a few days ago.

    Also, my ovarian cyst woke me up this morning – er, undiagnosed pain in that area, which I’ve had for months but never had before that, and I don’t like hormonal birth control but I’m worried that’s what they would give me to treat it, so.

    Anyway thanks for having a.a.a for me to wake up to!!

    The dentist will be shitty but then it will be over and done with. ?

  2. Fear of taco trucks? Fear of Mexican Women spawning lots of babies? Latinos for Trump? Can the human race die already? I am just too drained from all this. More pictures of hamsters please.

    • reading all those headlines and then having the hamsters at the end were so delightful; like riding a rollercoaster straight into a hilarious pit of foam rubber. i laughed.

  3. I really appreciate the article on karaoke – I’ve been taking singing lessons for the last ten months or so, and my eventual goal is to develop a decent enough female singing voice that I can do karaoke without 1) completely embarrassing myself and 2) automatically outing myself as trans (I mean, unless I want to, in which case I’ll pick something in my baritone range). I’m still not there yet, but I’ve been steadily making progress :-)

  4. Look on the bright side, Laneia. Now you don’t need to go to the dentist again until next year

  5. *UPDATE* The new dentist was very chill and kind and I didn’t even cry! Thank you all for being with me during this trying time.

  6. The karaoke thing! She literally names my one go-to karaoke song, Like A Virgin. It’s so comforting to have like one song you can sing, know all the lyrics to and actually like singing – a comfort to have if you’re awkward about stuff like this.

  7. Oops, should have read that karaoke article before last night! We ended the night with Don’t Stop Believing, which was on the ‘no’ list. Oh well, we totally killed it with Independent Woman.

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