Hello, rays of sunshine! Happy Sunday! We’ve made it to the start of a new week and boy what a week we’ve had. I’m currently in Portland for an end of Gemini season/birthday/Pride vacation, and I’m having a hecking BLAST. I went to a trans family picnic which was so cute I almost died, and a trans march where one of you recognized me in the streets (hi, Natalie!!!)! Am I famous? Am I an influencer? If so, I’d like to make hairbows a thing for femme-flagging, and also I’d like the hashtag #nipslipsforpride to take off. Help me out, my friends. And have a fantastic week.
Our own Kayla has inspired countless women to get Timothée Chamalet’s haircut. She is a trendsetter, and I am proud to know her.
Please, please, please support the WNBA. The organization supports other non-profits that help women and girls, such as GLSEN and It’s On Us, and they also support their players’ forms of activism (unlike other sports).
In many ways, Take a Seat, Take a Stand supports the activism that WNBA players have been engaging in for years. “This type of community or civic engagement is really encoded in the DNA of the WNBA,” says WNBA president Lisa Borders. “So this promotion, this initiative, is really the next iteration of the concern that has been shown and the position that has been taken previously. Call this a ‘formalizing’ of our perspective that each of us has an opportunity and an obligation to step forward and be part of the solution.”
At JSTOR Daily, Chi Luu talks about the history of camp, and how much of the language appropriated stems from expressions derived to facilitate survival amongst queers.
This was the fraught experience for many gay men, lesbians, and others who identified as queer during a time when same-sex sex was a crime. Equal rights issues are still far from resolved, even in countries where it’s long been decriminalized. In those places in the world where it’s still socially unacceptable or a capital crime, punishable by death, innovative language use in queer communities is not an in-joke or a bit of fun—it might be a key survival tactic.
Maybe you haven’t heard that one of your favorite Saturday Morning Cartoon artists, Archie, co-wrote a book called A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns. They also wrote something for Powell’s about how folks can make their workplaces more welcoming for non-binary folks.
This article, which to be fair, I have not read but am including for the title alone, seems to argue that scientists somewhere found out that feminists are better at math and are more likely to sacrifice men. How do they sacrifice men? To whom? I need details. And also math tutoring.
There’s so much good news out there! I hope you share some! And I hope you have a rad day and an even more rad week. I love you so much, buddies!