Also.Also.Also: Famed 90s Bisexual Drew Barrymore Dances to Gen Z Queer Anthem “Girl in Red” on TikTok

Today’s must read isn’t from the link round up, it’s this: The Story of My Abortion ♥️

Queer as in F*ck You


#girlinred #onrotation @girl in red

♬ original sound – Drew Barrymore

Famed 90s bisexual Drew Barrymore is listening to Girl in Red on TikTok, does that mean that she’s… you know??

Some Judith Butler Got Censored And We’re Still Not Over It updates! From Vice, Why The Guardian Censored Judith Butler on TERFs and then from the original author of the piece Jules Joanne Gleeson (including the full text of the deleted quote), The Deleted Judith Butler Answer (Guardian US)

Half of LGBTQ Workers Have Faced Job Discrimination, Report Finds. To be honest, I was surprised it was only half!

Saw This, Thought of You

What Is ‘American Fashion’ Now? “As New York Fashion Week begins and the Met Gala returns, it’s time to confront the question of who gets to define a nation’s style — and whether anyone can.”

The Fierce, Enduring Legacy of America’s Anti–Afghanistan War Protests. In the spring of 2002, I was suspended from school sophomore year for organizing my first anti-war protest. This photo essay is how I will remember the 9/11 anniversary this year.

The Patriot Act and Me “As a kid, I tried out photography. Then the FBI searched my home.” This, too.

I spent a lot of last weekend with the little people in my life, including my seven year old nephew who’s my great love, so this is at the forefront of my mind: Why Is the COVID Vaccine for Kids Taking So Long?

How Delta Beat Biden “The new administration promised competency and efficiency, but it has struggled all year with consistent pandemic messaging.” (To be read with: Biden Unveils Vaccine Mandate Plan Covering Two-Thirds of U.S. Workers)

How Is the Media Still Screwing Up Covid Stories? “A dubiously sourced account that confirmed many liberals’ assumptions about rural Americans taking horse medicine was too good to check.”

Political Snacks

Justice Department Sues Texas Over Blatantly Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

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Carmen Phillips is Autostraddle's former editor in chief. She began at Autostraddle in 2017 as a freelance team writer and worked her way up through the company, eventually becoming the EIC from 2021-2024. A Black Puerto Rican feminist writer with a PhD in American Studies from New York University, Carmen specializes in writing about Blackness, race, queerness, politics, culture, and the many ways we find community and connection with each other.  During her time at Autostraddle, Carmen focused on pop culture, TV and film reviews, criticism, interviews, and news analysis. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. And there were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. To reach out, you can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram, or her website.

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  1. I’ve cancelled my monthly donation to the guardian, they keep giving ‘gender critical’ traction and now censoring Judith Butler. I was pleased when they first published thinking things were going in the right direction but it was so short lived!

  2. I read that whole article linked under the Drew Barrymore clip, and wow Gen Z is a lot. I honestly appreciate you all posting about these things, more than once my 12 year old has mentioned some pop culture thing and I was able to be like I KNOW THIS because I read about it here. 😂

  3. Someone should have told the Guardian about the Streisand Effect, I’ve now seen just the excerpt of Judith Butler calling TERFs fascists more than I’ve seen links to the full interview

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