The Comment Awards Are Happy Just to Be Momminated

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Hi friends! The rest of the world might be a bit of a mess, but this was such a very good week here on Autostraddle dot com! Give yourselves a little round of applause, get a quick drink of water, and settle in – there are lots of awards today!

This week, Heather taught us how to be more assertive!

The team melted my heart with this roundtable about their childhood stuffed animals.

I love this column so! much! Find Your Fit: The Queer Academic Who Wants to Be Your Professor Crush.

Yvonne wrote about the tomboys and weird girls of the 90’s and early aughts. (At least three of my roots are in there; who were yours?)

Um, so Disney released a novelized sequel to Hocus Pocus, and it’s super queer!! Happy Early Halloween to us all!

Read this. Do it.

And then there were your comments.


On Your Ex’s Bad Breakup Behavior, According to Their Sign:

The Romeo + Juliet Award to Susan:

Perhaps in true Leo form, my kneejerk reaction to the relevant entry above was, “Noone in their right mind ever leaves a Leo.” ?

On The 2018 Emmy Nominations Mommi Power Rankings:

The Momment Award to thatottergirl and Emily:

thatottergirl: “It’s an honor just to be momminated” –anyone who’s ever gone on a date with these women. / Emily: this deserves a comment award for mommi content a momment award, if you will

On You Need Help: How to Be More Assertive (or, When to Clap Back at Men):

The Heather Hogan Told Me To…Again Award to, well, me:

queer girl: Perfect advice from the only person I know who’s yelled at a man while holding hedge clippers in the past month, and therefore the only person I truly trust to give it ??? / Heather Hogan: Bahaha! Give yourself a comment award!

On The 16 Best Faces Kate McKinnon and Ellen DeGeneres Made While Being Held Hostage in a Car by Jerry Seinfeld:

The Fresh Tea Award to Chandra:

Image of Kate Mackinnon drinking from a teacup during the episode. The teacup says "judging you."

And the Squarepants Of Love Award to Laura:

I’m one of the women attracted to Kate wearing Sponge Bob pj bottoms, a hoodie and clogs.

On 11 Tomboys and Weird Girls From 90/00s Movies I Loved as a Kid:

The Be Your Own Hero Award to Caitlin:

one of the most on-brand compliments i’ve ever received is ‘you dress like the queer-coded older sister on a 90s sitcom’ so this list is just perfect

On What Does It Mean to Be a “Top” or a “Dominant” in Lesbian Sex?

The Bound for Glory Award to Snaelle,  Deli Twotone, Chandra and Iarran Mé:

Snaelle: [image of women from around 1915, wearing black dresses with corsets and carrying riding crops] “Simply topping survey and analysis, wouldn’t you say?” “Definitely my dominant impression.” “They certainly worked out all the kinks, I would say.” / Sarah: Snaelle! / Snaelle: Just a little loving pun-ishment... / Deli Twotone: Of corset it would be you! / CHandra: HEY I recognize that pun - this is highway brabbery! / Snaelle: Top-notch highway brabbery: your money and your wife. / Iarran me: I can-knot believe you.

On Pop Culture Fix: What if Evan Rachel Wood Is Playing Elsa’s Girlfriend in “Frozen 2”?

The Cuddle Puddle Award to Dee:

“Some people are worth melting for.”

And on Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” Sequel Is a Teenage Lesbian Love Story!

The Gliterati Award to Ameridelphia:

One day when finally I organize all my books I’m going to have either a physical shelf or just a category in my digital database named “Books I Bought Because Autostraddle Told Me They Were Gay,” and I can’t wait. Probably just tagging them digitally is better, since I’m sure there will be a lot of overlap between “Books I Bought Because Autostraddle Told Me They Were Gay,” “Books I Didn’t Realize Were Gay at the Time,” “Books I Wish I Had Read Sooner,” and “Gayyyy.”


See a funny or amazing comment that needs to be here? E-mail me at queergirlblogs [at] gmail [dot] com!

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