“Everybody (Else) Is Perfect” is a bold and complicated meditation on media, feminism, and the internet, written from the perspective of a thoughtful and deeply honest insider. It is also very, very gay.
The Bay Area Reporter is reporting that Phyllis Lyon, lesbian activist and half of first legally married same-sex couple in California along with her wife Del Martin, has died in her home at age 95.
“How many lives has Autostraddle changed? How many lives has it saved? Thanks, Riese.”
Fatventure Mag, a print and digital magazine, seeks to change the narrative about who deserves an adventurous life and who can tell stories about those adventures. The first volume is brimming with the voices of fat outdoorsy women and non-binary folks – and you have 5 days left to donate to its Kickstarter to make it a reality!
A quick little link roundup to get you through this afternoon!
Get that lesbian vampire space opera out of your head and onto the interwebs!
They don’t drink their wine.
AfterEllen’s contribution to lesbian and bisexual visibility is incalculable. Friday is the website’s last day.
The sexist coverage in Rio joins a rich tradition that dates back over 100 years.
“The entire ‘Ghostbusters’ legacy is what’s at stake here.”
To The Toast!
The more I look at film trends over these past social media-soaked years, the more I see the same pattern emerging. The films that end up doing well and making an impact are those that treat their characters with enough care to make them complex, treat their audience with enough respect to make the story engaging and compelling. Ellen Page’s new film Tallulah is one of these films.
On WWE superstar Chyna, her impact on young girls who grew up watching her, and what the media fails to note about her legacy in light of her recent passing.
“Jessica Williams would be the type of friend that would tell me to my face that my shirt is open and everyone can see my bra as plainly and swiftly as telling someone her drink order.”
The Complete Wimmen’s Comix is simply one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever seen. I’m proud just to hold it in my hands, I’m proud just to have it on my bookshelf. It’s the crown jewel of my comics collection.
Candidates for U.S. President have been utilizing television ads since 1952 to sell themselves to the American people. And for sixty whole years, they’ve perpetuated these five sexist caricatures of women in campaign ads to do so.
“Her books are like wonderfully illustrated versions of those letters that people always say they’d write to their younger selves. But everyone gets to read and enjoy them.”
What’s going on with Gawker, what’s going on with Reddit, Facebook’s algorithm, coming up with ideas as a freelancer, why many entrepreneurs are comfortable taking risks, and more!
Topics include “the cult of Vice,” the folding of Scratch Mag, mental illness in business environments, the theory of 1,000 True Fans, Trollbusters and more!
“Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, transmisogyny, ESP, bisexuals, spirit photography, the feminist movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster, and the theory of Gender as a Social Construct?”
Seriously Carrie Brownstein could tell me to buy her dinner and I’d be like “No problem Carrie Brownstein. I’m a little tight for cash right now but you get that steak tartare.”