Feature Photo of Cardi B, the new Creative Director in Residence at Playboy, performing with Megan Thee Stallion at the 2021 Grammys by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
I’m binge watching the new Saved by the Bell tonight and eating pizza, who’s with me?
Queer as in F*ck You
I can’t believe I’m the creative director at playboy!!! Soooo much things I want to do!Which artist would y’all love to see on some sexy shit on the cover of playboy?
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) December 2, 2021
No but seriously, Cardi B, former sex worker and bisexual legend, becoming the first ever creative director in residence at Playboy?? You truly fucking LOVE TO SEE THIS SHIT: Cardi B Says It’s ‘a Dream Come True’ to be the First-Ever Playboy Creative Director in Residence
And speaking of QTPOC celebrities, Janelle Monáe Pens Collection of Short Stories Based on ‘Afrofuturistic World’ of Dirty Computer — I cannot wait for this!
The Newest Forbes 30 Under 30 just dropped and Heather was kind enough to round up all the queer women and non-binary people that she could find: Bella Thorne, JoJo Siwa, Barbie Ferreira, Fletcher, Emily Lipson, Quinn, Jackie Wiley, and Sheila Wilson
And ok, love is still a lie, but this is very cute. Woman Re-Creates ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ Scene to Propose to Girlfriend
Saw This, Thought of You
We are all so proud of our very own Meg Jones Wall for changing the world this week!
absolutely THRILLED to announce that @stripe has updated their policy and removed "psychic services" from their restricted businesses list. check out the full story that i did for @WIRED on this issue, with the updated editor's note, right here:https://t.co/fVjD4ES6oc
— meg jones wall // 3am.tarot (@megjoneswall) December 1, 2021
Here’s the link: Stripe Discriminates Against Witches by Meg Jones Wall for WIRED
NPR Music’s 50 Best Albums of 2021. I’m only including this because my favorite album of the year came in at #1, you’ll have to click to find out.
This does have some slight Gen Z slander that the author clearly thought it was funny, but still interesting for those of us who live our lives Very Online. The Year in Emojis.
From Himani: “Really, really appreciated this” (And I really appreciated it, too) In America, Being Single Is Expensive by Design
Everything that is going on right now with the Supreme Court is terrifying and I hope you’ve been paying attention.
But if you’re a bit like how I’ve been coping this week, which is feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to start, I’ve turned over to the experts (Natalie and Himani) and asked them for some required reading to catch up:
- The Betrayal of Roe
- During Arguments Over Roe’s Fate, Justice Breyer Played Right Into the Conservatives’ Hands
- The Fate of Roe v. Wade May Hinge on One Word. And It’s Not Looking Good. “A lot of time was spent talking about the word ‘viability’ during oral arguments. It’s something that should worry abortion advocates.”
- SCOTUS Will Gaslight Us Until the End
- We Always Knew Conservative Justices Would Tear Roe Down. Today Proved It.
- And Himani also had this to add: “One thing I want to point out because the articles I have read don’t mention it. Clarence Thomas was asking about charging pregnant people who ‘endanger’ fetuses with child abuse. Let’s just be super clear about the fact that this has already happened in this country in recent memory, in the case of Purvi Patel who went to prison for ‘feticide’ and served a sentence for child endangerment for inducing an abortion.” Woman Convicted of Feticide Will Be Released From Prison
And because everything is awful, I’m purposefully leaving us with at least some good political news: Stacey Abrams Is Running for Georgia Governor in 2022
I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by zip code, background or access to power. #gapol
Be a founding donor to my campaign:https://t.co/gk2lmBINfW pic.twitter.com/z14wUlo8ls
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) December 1, 2021
Thank you for an authentic laugh out loud: “Love is still a lie, but this is very cute.”
Why didn’t I spend tonight eating pizza and watching the new Saved By the Bell?! 😩
There’s always tomorrow!
Carmen— You need to find the Terry Gross interview of Rebecca Hall re: Passing. It was exceptional.
Oooooh I’ll look for it! Thanks for the heads up!
I seriously doubt that Clarence Thomas would have used the term “pregnant people” lol
Also Playboy is a degrading magazine and institution that treats women as sex objects. Why are we still supporting it?
Thanks Carmen, Natalie, and Himani for the links on Supreme Court news, really appreciate it. This isn’t about what’s currently going on (at least not explicitly), but for anyone who has the bandwidth to read something heavy but really, really good about abortion and hasn’t seen this yet, Merritt Tierce’s recent essay on her experience has stuck with me since reading it: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/02/magazine/abortion-parent-mother-child.html