The Comment Awards Ate All The Internet

Hey there, Snowflakes!

Today I am transported back to the dark days before the invention of WiFi. I can’t find a drop of internet anywhere. My home WiFi is down and after fighting with it for 2 hours, I decided to seek internet elsewhere only to discover that the entire world has been enveloped in the darkness. I have now gone to the library, a Burger King, THREE Starbucks and the parking lot of a restaurant that Shall Not Be Named. None of their internets were working either. SO! Here I sit trying to do this thing from my wife’s phone. Thank goodness for wives with 4G connections. That’s what she said. Right, Ladies!?

But before my internet dried up like a raisin in a fruit dehydrator there was so much to enjoy on Autostraddle dot com this week.

There’s this awesome feminist book list that I’m recommending to my 8 year-old niece. Speaking of feminists…Carmen found 9 queer/feminist folks you should know about that aren’t Judith Butler.

These 8 movies on Netfilx are gold. I watched Winter Wonderland all day at work yesterday. And Steven Universe is gayer than gay.

Laura looked into the science behind Star Wars while Ruby Rose threw a onesie party. Ali put some red wine in her hot chocolate, thereby changing lives for years to come. And Bette Porter ain’t got nothing on Jennifer Lawrence’s “slutty power lesbian” look.

Julia Nunes, A-Camp Legend, made a video of her song “Make Out.” There’s lots of girls kissing girls in it. Also, newly engaged Alex Vega is on drums. There’s even a behind the scenes Q&A!

Molly followed rapper, artist and choreographer, Lady Cultura around for a day. There’s lots of amazing pictures of it.

Also the first queeroscopes of 2016! And Comments!

On You Need Help: You’re Getting Married, Grandma Doesn’t Know:

The Reverso Award to MB:


On How To Blow Up A Planet And Other Highly Scientific “Star Wars” Theories:

The Blank Award to Alecia:


On 13 Outfit Suggestions for Jennifer Lawrence to Achieve Her Dream “Slutty Power Lesbian” Aesthetic:

The Sexy Lumberjack Award to queer girl:


On 2015 By The Numbers: An Autostraddle Plus Exclusive:

The Search History Award to Vinzzz27:


On 6 Ways “Steven Universe” Out-Gayed Itself With “The Answer”:

The Future is Bright Award to queer girl:


On 8 New Movies You Absolutely Need to Watch on Netflix in 2016:

The Watching Grass Grow Award to Ashley:


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  1. Extra good comments this week. Yay everyone!

    And Bren, I am amazed that you did this from your phone. How are you so good at interneting/everything?

  2. I have now won a comment award for posting on a Star Wars article on a super queer website with a profile image of my hand-made lightsaber. You’ve basically just given me an award for being myself. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

  3. MB, the same exact thing happened to me! I couldn’t believe it that when I told my grandma about having a girlfriend, she started telling me about a girlfriend she had when she was a camp counselor in a very matter-of-fact way. (NBD, grandma.)Makes me wonder how many older folks have kept this history inside and may never tell anyone.

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