I’m helping you put the EX back in TEXT
At some point, between the night where my friend walked to her ex’s house with my keys, phone and money in her boot, the night where I sobbed to strangers about losing my credit card in the bathroom and the one where I held my friend’s hair as she vomited onto the street, I realized “Oh shit, this sucks.”
As someone who has been on the receiving end of terrible Secret Santa gifts for almost a decade, I feel somewhat qualified to offer up some gift ideas and advise you on Secret Santa gift etiquette.
I believe this is what you call “the blind leading the blind.”
Moving to a new place? We’ll help you plan, organize and get shit done, without needing to call your therapist! Also: cartoons!
“It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to feel misled. It’s okay to feel stupid. It’s okay to listen to ‘Jar of Hearts’ on repeat.”
When you have one of those days when you look at the container of paper clips on your desk and think “Is this all that I am now?”, it’s time to take action.
“So let’s say you are a non-trans person and you are with someone who is out about being trans and is knowingly open to questions. You have some things you want to ask. Here are some guidelines to follow.”
Wanna smell like a really rich man? Wanna smell like a flower? Wanna smell like Julie Goldman or Deanne Smith? Presenting a cornucopia of smell-good advice for peoples of varied gender identities!
Get your face out of that turkey’s a** and pay attention to your girlfriend.
In which we revolutionize the way you menstruate and, happiest of all, STICK IT TO THE MAN!
Did you wake up today feeling a little too sure that you understood the relationship between sex and gender? No fear, Autostraddle is here! Guest writer Julia is here to learn you all about Judith Butler, and to make you feel smarter than you have all day.
As Crystal prepares for the long haul flight from Australia to Rodeo Disco, some of Autostraddle’s frequent flyers recommend some of the more constructive ways that one can spend their time on a 14-hour flight. Reader? Alcoholic? Nervous flyer? We’ve got advice: how to befriend a flight attendant, prepare delicious in-flight snacks, sleep in comfort and what musicians offer suitable in-flight listening.
Have you ever wanted to read comic books but found yourself a) overwhelmed, b) intimidated or c-g) five kinds of confused? We lay it all out for you, kind of like a railroad magnate would. But he’d be laying railroad track, and we’re layin’ knowledge and we’re a layin’ it about comic books. So check it out– get schooled about the comic book, the graphic novel, the comic strip and that wily beast the webcomic.
It’s hard out there for a sexually active lesbo — how do you get the safe sex info you need when you’re afraid of the gyno and lesbians are ignored in sex ed? WELL WE’VE GOT A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE. Also; a cartoonist. Really you have to see the cartoons.
Looking for a good book on feminism? How about 70 of them? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most influential, controversial and must-read feminist titles from the past 200+ years. That’s a lot of books! You should probably get started.
“Oh, this old thing?” Sure, I’ve never actually heard someone drop this line outside of It’s A Wonderful Life, but let’s change that, shall we? Thrift store shopping can be intimidating, but it can also be super rewarding. I’ll give you some tips of the trade to get you started and the rest is up to you! And who knows, maybe you’ll even be reacquainted with those beloved sneakers your mom tossed out eons ago.
A good pair of boyshorts is hard to find. We’ve tried them all and offer our personal favorites, rank the best and tell you how to find ’em so next time you do the no-pants dance, you’ll be lookin’ sporty.