It’s almost time for Autostraddle’s International Meet Me At The Record Store Day. Let’s talk about our favorite albums on vinyl to get ready!
Taylor and Nicki performed together, Nicki gets real about Miley, Kanye dissed award shows at an award show and Amber Rose unveiled a radically feminist new look at this year’s VMAs.
As a follow-up to the time I used “gal pals” sarcastically and taught you all about the queer suffragists, and in honor of Gal Pal Week, this week’s Rebel Girls lesson is going to be about good, old-fashioned friendship.
The earth is aflame for the Nicki/Bey friendship canon. “Feeling Myself” delivers all the goods: cheeseburgers, bamboo earrings and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé at their absolute best.
I can pretty much guarantee you there are still people in the world who need to hear more about how great you are.
From mounting revolutions to redefining realness, these are 25 women who made waves in the world this year.
Beyoncé is officially the most-nominated female artist ever, Malala Yousafzai (sort of) and Elizabeth Warren can add “Grammy Nominee” to their resumé and lesbian country singer Brandy Clark earns two nominations.
***Please note that ***Flawless is not available on Spotify, but if were it would probably be the only song on this playlist.
The Feminist Internet is, as usual, scrambling to decide: empowering, or not empowering? If anyone had actually been paying attention to Nicki all these years, they’d already know the answer.
“And how is it that no one texted me that Nicki Minaj was in my hotel wearing denim cutoffs, 7″ black Louboutins, and a cutoff tank with my face on it? I’mma fire everyone on my security team.”
(In no particular order.)
This video party has Ciara and Nick Minaj’s video, Tig’s documentary, Julie and Brandy’s webseries, and DeAnne’s nerdy song. WHAT IF ALL THE PEOPLE FROM THIS PARTY ACTUALLY LIVED TOGETHER. They’d definitely have the perfect cat.
“A soundtrack about voting, choosing, overcoming obstacles, our country’s amber waves of grain, our country’s stupid and fucked-up political atmosphere, different states we’re all voting in and just plain old people from America partying all at the same time – because that’s my America, bitches.”
We danced on a mountain ’til 2:30 in the morning and this is what it sounded like.
We can duet!
DOMA is unconstitutional – again – and hacktivism happens in the name of love, all inside this week’s Also.Also.Also!
Carmen’s Team Pick: It was July 6, 2012. It was just another day on UpWorthy. And then, there was Nicki Minaj.
Let’s party. Then let’s cry.
Wish you were here / there!
Could we get much higher?