The Comment Awards Are Calling Friends on the Landline From Their Grandma’s Sofa

A small, brown and white dog peeking over their laptop screen, with a caption that says "Hey did you see that comment?!"

*Takes a very deep breath*

Feel that? The absolute lightness of knowing that, even with all the work that lies ahead, HE’S MOTHERFUCKING GONE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE?

What! A! Week!

This week at Autostraddle, Nic recapped Batwoman‘s season premiere! We are here for Ryan Wilder!

Kylie wrote about the hope that the new administration will mark a turning point for reproductive rights in the US.

Read this: Dr. Martin Luther King and the Ferocious Possibilities of Black Liberation in Our Darkest Hour.

Malic had some tips for someone whose partner has serious COVID-19 anxiety in this week’s You Need Help.

Riese fell in love with The Amazing Race, a show that, despite the fact that it was tailor-made for lesbians with clipboards, has yet to fall in love with queer women.

Heather Hogan, never change. 

Rachel and A. Andrews brought us some great information (with graphics!) about keeping each other safe during the current COVID surge.

Christina broke down the differences between three key types of therapy, so that we can make informed decisions about how we heal our brains!

And then there were your comments!


On Things I Read That I Love #315: The Cult Thing Was Real, But In a Positive Way:

The Davenport Award to Cleo:

When I started reading “The Story of your Grandma’s Weird Couch” I was like, not my grandmothers! Neither of them had a couch with those outrageously weird western prints on them. And then I scrolled down and there was this red and green tartan couch and whelp, I recognize the fabric! My mother’s parents had a ridiculously uncomfortable living room set (couch and chair) in that exact same pattern.

On “Batwoman” Episode 201 Recap: I’m Bulletproof, Bitches!

The Plants Are People Too Award to Ellybelly:

I was so into Ryan!!! She was so cute and she made sure her plant had its seat belt on! Was anyone else super relieved to see the plant in the last shot undamaged? I was worried it might have been hurt in the fight! I hope that Mary lets her live in Wayne Manor and she gets to have a greenhouse.

On Pop Culture Fix: Batwoman Batwoman Batwoman Batwoman Batwoman:

The Stunned Award to msanon:

i’m sorry, i think i blacked when you said sth about Javicia Leslie and Stacy Abrams occuring in the same place. i may not be strong enough…

And the OH NOES TWO WOMANSES Award to Iarran Mé:

Vanessa Kirby’s voice makes me feel things, so on the one hand: yes ok. But that trailer sure makes it look like it’s gonna be all “forbidden love” and “tragedy” and “oh noes two womenses!” and maybe some abuse and no happy ending … eh why do I need to watch that. Let Kirby do a spinoff of that thing with Statham and The Rock where she’s the main star and Waterston’s her fellow agent or her rival or whatever and they can smolder while they save the world in a ridiculously over-the-top action plot or whatever. Helicopters, explosions, shenanigans leaping Jeeps between buildings: if Statham and The Rock can have that silliness, why can’t Kirby and Waterston?

On The Amazing Race: One Million Miles, 32 Seasons, 653 Contestants, 373 Episodes, 5 Out Lesbians:

The Meet Cute Award to msanon:

i thought Carol and Pat were the same person for a bit there. then, i thought about what happens if Riese’s crush on Carol were realized? would she then one day be on a finish line somewhere destroying a word-salad-southern-debutante? would it be filmed for us to see? is there a google alert for that? because corn must be popped in advance.

On No Filter: Looking at Tessa Thompson, Our Heart Literally Stops Beating? Is That… Normal?

The Full Court Award to Kristana:

King Princess over here being queen.

And on Choose Your Own Therapy Adventure: The Alphabet Soup Therapies CBT, DBT and ACT:

The Timing Is Everything Award to Arvan12:

Wow, this is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for! I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a therapist for a few years now, but even once I got the insurance to cover it, I hesitated because I didn’t really know what I was looking for or how to find it. I did eventually starting working with a therapist this year, who focused on CBT, and we did 8 sessions together before I ended it, because I really didn’t feel like I was getting anything out of the process. I’m back looking for a new therapist now, and I think this series will really help figure out what would work best for me. I’m excited for future articles!


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13 Comments

  1. I can’t think of a better way to start a new presidency than with a comment award! Thank you QG. May we all breathe easier this week!

    I am ridiculously proud of winning The Davenport Award, which I share with the memory of my grandmother and her plaid couch. I seriously can see two pictures of her on that couch right now, as I write this from my desk. My favorite is from her 95th birthday – she’s sitting between me and my cousin, holding the ginormous box of her favorite chocolates that I gave her.

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