Also.Also.Also: “How Much Is a Little Girl Worth?” Team USA Testifies Their Abuse in Front of Congress

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My brain has been fried. It is only half a pea. I have half a pea brain. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?? Work is good! And I hope you all have a beautiful weekend. I really, really do.

Queer as in F*ck You

The Van Dykes Project

Bills Restricting Abortion Rights, Trans Rights Are ‘Inextricably Linked,’ Advocates Say. Surprise surprise.

I won’t lie to you, my friend wrote this. And it is so, so good: In Defense of the Meaty Tuck by Tre’vell Anderson for Xtra

Saw This, Thought of You

1 in Every 500 US Residents Have Died of COVID-19

From Vanessa: “p sure this essay is going to ruin my life so maybe it could ruin yours too” On Baby Fever

This feels a little tied to the above, and I don’t usually recommend celebrity writing, but this piece from Gabrielle Union about surrogacy and mourning has eaten me alive and I can’t let it go. It’s my recommended reading for the day.

I like follow soccer in the vague sense that I think Megan Rapinoe is hot and also I watched the documentary LFG, so I’m 99% confident this is a big deal? But also I’ve seen no one talking about it, so I’m not completely sure. Will someone tell me in the comments? 👉🏾  US Soccer Says It Has Offered Men, Women Identical Contracts. “The U.S. Soccer Federation said it had offered identical contract proposals Tuesday to the players’ associations for the men’s and women’s national teams, and the governing body said it would refuse to agree to a deal in which World Cup prize money is not equalized.”

“Men’s Rights Asians” Think This Is Their Moment. “They became notorious for trying to harass Asian women off the internet. The racial trauma of the past year has only emboldened them.”

Political Snacks

This has been weighing on me heavily. What has happened to these gymnasts — there’s still just no excuse:

“”How much is a little girl worth?” If you have the time, watching Simone Biles’ testimony is well worth it.


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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief and a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. 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. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

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