Also.Also.Also: But What If Your Dildo Is Haunted? 👻

Tonight I’m having a burger and milkshakes with one of my favorite people on the planet (my “baby” cousin, who’s now 30 years old, but shhhhhh! don’t tell me!).

I hope you also get a little love and sweetness in your Thursday.


Queer as in F*ck You

TLDR; I Tweeted Myself Into a Career and Now I’m Stuck Online by Leah Johnson, and you already know that anything Leah writes, I will read!

Zolita Breaks Down Her New Lesbian Rom-Com Song ‘I F*cking Love You’ (to be honest, I don’t understand a “lesbian rom-com SONG” but I just gather the links, you get to decide for yourself, you know)


Saw This, Thought of You

I only WISH I could tell you how hilarious the conversation in Auotstraddle’s office slack was because of this one single article (but if you join A+ you can read all about it in our behind-the-scenes newsletter on Saturday) : I Think This Dildo Is Haunted 👻🍆⚡️

One of the Americans detained in Russia was freed today, Former Texas Marine Trevor Reed, and it’s bringing Brittney back in the headlines, as it should: ‘What about Brittney Griner?’ After Trevor Reed’s release, questions swirl over fate of WNBA star

And from Brittney’s wife, Cherelle:

‘We Are Facing the Biggest Threat to Security in History’: Jane Fonda on Why She Started a Climate PAC

I’m saying though!!! Student Debt Is Drowning America, So Why Isn’t It On TV?

Fetishcore Is Here To Release Your Fashion Inhibitions (pair that with: Harnesses Are Trending — Here’s What It’s Like Wearing One and ponder… straight people)

Netflix Has Laid Off at Least Ten Journalists From Editorial Site Tudum, I know this is mostly “insider media news” that doesn’t effect most of us, but there were a lot of friends of Autostraddle in this batch and that is sad. Consider that, along with this:

(And if you’d like to pair all this Netflix drama with something, may I recommend? Netflix’s Big Wake-Up Call: The Power Clash Behind the Crash)


Political Snacks

Why Retiring From Politics Is More Complicated for Women. “Women in politics, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, face unique challenges when it comes to aging and family life.” (tbh I’m no fan of Diane Feinstein, but this was an interesting read!)


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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief and a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

Carmen has written 515 articles for us.

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