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Queer as in F*ck You
This Twitter thread is part thinkpiece/part research pile, and it has left us in the Autostraddle slack reconsidering what we thought we knew. I really recommend it:
when i began my research on louisa may alcott and little women i'd hedge a lot, like – the concept of transness hadn't been invented, the vocabulary didn't exist, who's to say – but standing on the other side of two years of archival research… lou alcott was trans. period.
— Peyton Thomas 🇺🇦 🏳️⚧️ (@peytonology) April 20, 2022
No Pay No Stay: How Unfair Wages Trap WNBA Players Abroad. “What Brittney Griner’s detainment reveals about who’s advocating for women in sports.”
NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. To literally of this:
- Florida Issues Texas-Like Guidance Seeking to Bar Transition Care for Minors
- Parents Challenge Alabama Law Banning Treatment of Trans Kids
- Michigan Lawmaker’s Forceful Speech Rebuts ‘Grooming’ Attack
Saw This, Thought of You
NeNe Leakes Sues Bravo for Alleged Racist Work Environment. This does not surprise me, not even a little bit.
7 Black-Owned Cannabusinesses To Shop This 4/20 (Yes I know 4/20 was yesterday, but Supporting Black Business Is Every Day around here!!)
How ‘Big Disinformation’ Can Overcome Its Skeptics. “Lies can threaten democracy. So can flawed efforts to combat them.”
And this definitely feels related, Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid. “It’s not just a phase.”