The Comment Awards Are Making It Work

Welcome to Friday, blueberries! Yesterday I took my vacuum cleaner apart and put it back together again. It works now and I feel like a wizard. How’s your week going?

This week Vanessa showed us how to make a clothesline frame (she’s obsessed with this craft and you should be too), Crystal interviewed LA band Playboy School  and Cara broke down the queer history of “queer”. Oh, and Lizz wants you to dress like Ellen Page and have sex like it’s the 90s.

Also, the time has come for you to help someone attend A-Camp or apply for a campership yourself! Hopefully this gallery of queer girls in the world in 2012 and the Shane McCutcheon playlist will tide you over until may. Also these words from fellow ‘straddlers…

On Style Thief: Paper Dolls You Didn’t Know You Needed:

The Lisa Eversman Award to Sarah: “That Carrie Brownstein doll is awesome! But one thing would make it even better… If you put a bird on it!”

The Best Sleater-Kinney Trivia Night Partner Ever Award to Anonnymuss:


On How To Own It: Chevron:

The Just Saying What We’re All Thinking Award to raptor: “I didn’t even know what chevron was, but now I’m so into I’m going to go a coffee shop and use the word at least three times.”

The Emergency Roundtable Award to Lone Wolf, Jade Glore and Alisha:


On WaPo Columnist Welcomes Rep. Kyrsten Sinema to Congress with Biphobia and Misogyny:

The Pouty Mouth Award to Emily:


On Let’s Queer The NYT Debate Over Women and Makeup:

The Vanessa’s Future Tattoo Award to sometimes lurker inspired to comment:

sometimes lurker inspired to comment

On Glee Is Probably Returning For Another Season of Slow Water Torture, Etc:

The Also Vegan Restaurant Reviews Award to Ranger: “I wish that when I shook the lesbian phone tree the ‘Un-Holy Trinity’ fell out. But no. All I get is granola recipes and bike repair shop recommendations. (which are still pretty great)”

The Fetch Award to Paper0Flowers: “I want a gif of Regina George snarling ‘Stop trying to make Finchel happen, Ryan’.”

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carrie is a nine to five office dweller in massachusetts. she loves waves, ​collects skateboards and is perpetually planning her escape from the northeast.

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  1. You probably feel like a wizard because you ARE a wizard.

    If it looks like a wizard and smells like a wizard it probably is a wizard.

  2. Oh my God, yes, so many vegan restaurant reviews. How many times do I have to tell you guys, I’m a “locally-sourced, compassionate omnivore”?

  3. My girlfriend won a thing! Which is good so now we both have and I can’t say to her, “BUT I WON A COMMENT AWARD” anymore.

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