Hey hey homos! If you’re anything like me — and I suspect that you are — you like Autostraddle merch and you like things that are on sale. This holiday season has been our busiest of all time on multiple levels because we’ve introduced so much new merchandise that has taken the world by storm.

Now the holidays are over and maybe you wanna get yourself a little something, and there are still a few things left. Well, here’s the code:


Just enter that at checkout and get 20% off everything on the 26th and 27th! Just a lil something. From us to you.


A quick FYI: #1 Merch Girl, Bren, is gonna leave her merch boxes behind and embark upon a thrilling adventure from 12/29 ’til 1/6, and our backup Merch Girl (me) had to leave The Bay unexpectedly for a family situation, which means anything you order after the 29th won’t be shipping ’til the 7th. So if you want something, now is the time to get it FOR SO MANY REASONS.

Visit the Autostraddle Store Right This Minute!

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. Ohhh Autostraddle! You’ve been my home for the past ~4years and I’ve felt like such a bad Straddlr for not having donated or purchased merch in 2014. But now as I sit in my office making intermittent smalltalk en francais with security (reppin mtl bitchez!) and preparing to purchase a scissoring shirt, I realise that 4 years ago I wouldn’t have had the confidence to explain to curious strangers what 2 scissors cuddling each other meant. So thank you for being there as I’ve grown into the type of person that spreads the queer gospel at the drop of a hat. I hope buying merch is enough of a display of my gratitude

  2. Oh man. I already have the red scissor sweatshirt but I like the grey one better and this makes it SO TEMPTING to order it. One can never have too many scissoring sweatshirts, right?

  3. I’m sitting around in my ‘Straddle This’ boxers and I was just thinking ‘I should buy some more’. So much thank you, Autostraddle! You read my mind. <3

  4. I just bought a You Do You t-shirt and a Misandrist t-shirt and a Safe Space pencil kit (which is for a friend), and I’m so exitant because this is the first time I’ve bought Autostraddle merchandise and it’s been a looooong time coming :D

  5. Gah, I was so excited to buy some merch (plus discounts! woot!) but they don’t have my size in either of the scissoring sweatshirts :( :(

    Will more sizes be reordered and available? Any chance we can get them at the boxing day discount? :)

  6. I am seriously so thrilled that I can finally afford to give you guys some money, even though it’s not much. My super-conservative uncle gave me $100 specifically for ‘that autoshop website you like so much,’ and I cried legitimate tears of joy because I am a big dork. And hopefully I’ll be able to find a steady job soon and will be able to make regular donations, because you all are just the fucking best.

    • That “autoshop” website!!! I am totally going to call it this the next time I chat with my ultra conservative uncle on the phone.

    • Oh jeez I just realized that in my haste and excitement I accidentally bought an A+ gift membership for myself like a big dweeb. So now I feel bad because it’s totally cheating to get 20% off a GIFT membership for myself and I feel even worse because I can’t afford to give you guys the 20% back! I’m sorry, I can be a real dumbdumb sometimes. I will pay more as soon as it becomes financially possible.

      • it’s totally okay! i’m glad that your uncle gave you money and that you can afford a+ on that crazy wild autoshop website in the sky

        • Thanks, you guys are the best. I feel bad for whoever had to do the extra work for me though, is there any way I can send that person cookies or something?

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