Let’s have some cinnamon toast and talk about our feelings. I’m feeling like donkeys are the clear winner in this post, but you should feel free (eh??) to choose your own winner.
You Should Go or Do or Give
+ Give to the webseries OUTrageous! It’s interactive and made with whole grains.
+ Be part of or signal boost The Passionate Female Fans Project!
I have always been very enthusiastic with all of my interests at every stage in my life. And I too have experienced reactions from men who have not taken me seriously, have not believed me and have not included me in their circles. It’s a crappy feeling to constantly feel like you have to prove your worth, that you are just as knowledgeable as the greasy male nerd next to you.
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Mormon and Lesbian Activist Sisters Set Example of Tolerance. Interesting.
I’m very conscious of how I wear my hair on the show, and yet it’s the way I wear my hair as Tracee. You hire me, you hire my hair and you hire my ass. It’s all coming with me.
+ Why “Fix” Tiger Lily? Why Can’t We Just Let Her Go? by Dr. Adrienne King.
We need to let it go, and fight to cut the Native peoples out entirely.
Those who may have followed my writings on Tonto and Disney’s 2013 Lone Ranger film might see this as a marked switch from my attitude at the beginning of that journey. I argued, very strongly, that Disney should have cast a Native in the role of Tonto, that Comanche advisors and other Native peoples should have been involved much earlier in the process to shape and develop portrayals of Native peoples on the screen.
After watching that long saga unfold, I have a different opinion. I don’t want Native peoples to be forced into a role of trying to put band-aids on a gaping wound of racism. I want Hollywood to stop resurrecting these racist characters.
+ Feministing has a #FollowFriday list of Anti-Carceral Feminists, Vol 1.
+ Bitch is doing Bitch In A Box gift guides and here’s one for young feminists!
+ Women Butchers Are Slicing Through the Meat World’s Glass Ceiling! Meat world! Just imagine a meat world. So bloody.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ The Long History of White Innocence and Presumed Black Guilt by Claudia Garcia-Rojas.
+ Love this on Brain Pickings — Pen & Ink: An Illustrated Collection of Unusual, Deeply Human Stories Behind People’s Tattoos.
+ Oh did you want some decadent hot chocolate mix you can make yourself? Because Smitten Kitchen has you covered.
+ Beer map. How many beer maps will be made before we’re finally satisfied with the beer maps? What if that day never comes?
+ A piece on raising an atheist child because it’s the holidays and I was like, “What’s more holidays than atheist children?” and the answer was “Not much, bitch. Not much.”
+ IT’S A DONKEY CAM. DONKEY CAM. DONKEY. Donkey’s name’s Waffle. Donkey named Waffle. On a camera. On a cam. Donkey cam. For Donkey Week on Modern Farmer. Go ahead and get the FUCK on board with that.
Local Autostraddle Meet-Ups
+ 12/10 Jacksonville, FL: Local Art, Food, and Booze Holigay Meetup
+ 12/13 Albany, NY: Ugly Sweater Bowling Holigay Meetup
+ 12/13 Manchester, NH: Arts N Crafts Holigay Meetup
+ 12/14 DC: Holigay Brunch As Usual
+ 12/14 Salt Lake City, UT: Holigay Brewery Brunch
+ 12/14 Philadelphia, PA: Queer Brunch and Holigay Card Making
+ 12/14 NYC, NY: Plaid Sunday Holigay Party
UGH buy this for me please.
Feature image via Modern Farmer