Dear Queer Diary: So Long, Farewell

Dear Queer Diary: So Long, Farewell

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There’s something strange about ending a journal. For weeks, months, maybe even years, you’re writing — making lists and sketching kittens and recording quotations and keeping track of school and work and friendships and loves and then suddenly, you turn a page and there’s only a few lines left.

And depending on how big you write or how many words you use, you can finish your thought or your…

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18 September 2014 ·

Also.Also.Also: Former Sluts Watch Lesbian Anime with Dutee Chand and Other Stories We Missed This Week

Also.Also.Also: Former Sluts Watch Lesbian Anime with Dutee Chand and Other Stories We Missed This Week

WE HAVE A NEW T-SHIRT so you can let everyone know what a pissed off, homicidal feminist looks like!

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+ Learn how Facebook’s real name policy is dangerous for its LGBT users.

Many members of the LGBTQ community opt to choose a different set of pronouns, or to eschew gendered pronouns altogether insofar as the English language makes that possible. Chosen names are as potent as…

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17 September 2014 ·

Is Gin The Worst?

Is Gin The Worst?

henricks-gin-artwork2Gin: some people like it, but a lot of people really don’t like it. According to our annual Autostraddle Reader survey, only 3% of you folks cited gin as your primary alcoholic beverage of choice, making it second-to-last amongst preferred alcohols (Tequila came in with 2%). Somehow, the topic of gin came up in our Office E-Mail Reply-All the other day, and it turns out that people have VERY…

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17 September 2014 ·

Rebel Girls: Defining Privilege, Oppression, and Everything In Between

Rebel Girls: Defining Privilege, Oppression, and Everything In Between

Header by Rory Midhani

Header by Rory Midhani

One of the most amazing parts of a women’s studies education is the opportunity to put names to problems. The phenomena of women struggling with “the problem that had no name” is one that persists, even today: we experience discrimination, harassment, inequality, disempowerment, and oppression, but we struggle to define it, label it, or successfully articulate why it was…

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17 September 2014 ·

Horrifying 80% of Central American Women Sexually Assaulted While Coming to US

Horrifying 80% of Central American Women Sexually Assaulted While Coming to US

Fusion TV recently reported that 80% of Central American women and girls crossing the Mexican border to come to the United Stated are raped. This statistic is based on the reports of migrant shelter directors, though it is possible the number is even higher due to underreporting.

Amnesty International estimates that, overall, 60% of women are sexually assaulted while crossing the border. The UN…

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17 September 2014 ·

Rejoice! We've Got A New T-Shirt and All Hoodies Are On Sale!

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Rejoice! We’ve Got A New T-Shirt and All Hoodies Are On Sale!

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There’s some new stuff that you’re gonna love and some of the older stuff that you love is on sale! Happy day!

Misandry Shirt: $25

You like to adorn your hot hot bod with attractive, soft and comfy…

17 September 2014 ·

Rejoice! We’ve Got A New T-Shirt and All Hoodies Are On Sale!

Rejoice! We’ve Got A New T-Shirt and All Hoodies Are On Sale!

There’s some new stuff that you’re gonna love and some of the older stuff that you love is on sale! Happy day!

Misandry Shirt: $25

You like to adorn your hot hot bod with attractive, soft and comfy things. You also probably like misandry. And now there’s a way to enjoy both at the same time.

Now you can wear a t-shirtthat helpfully declares your interest and/or enthusiasm for misandry, so the…

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17 September 2014 ·

you know you want it

you know you want it

17 September 2014 ·

Holy Moly Alison Bechdel Won A MacArthur Genius Grant

Holy Moly Alison Bechdel Won A MacArthur Genius Grant

The MacArthur Foundation awarded lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel one of its coveted Genius Grants. The only requirement of the $625,000 award is that Bechdel and the 20 other recipients continue doing the good work they were already doing.

So, hopefully this means Bechdel will continue doing revolutionary work related to film, family and culture. Her name was on everyone’s lips starting last…

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17 September 2014 ·

Anonymous Sex Toy Review: The Bootie

Anonymous Sex Toy Review: The Bootie

AUTOSTRADDLE ANONYMOUS SEX TOY REVIEW #47:

It’s our 47th Autostraddle Anonymous Sex Toy Review! Over the last few years, sex toy companies and stores have propositioned us to review their toys in exchange for, you know, their toys.

This week, one of our anonymous reviewers tried out the Bootie from Fun Factory, available at Babeland.

  • Material: 100% silicone
  • Color: black or purple
  • Size:3 inches…

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17 September 2014 ·

Get Baked: Vegan Cheesecake So Good, Even Mey Might Eat It

Get Baked: Vegan Cheesecake So Good, Even Mey Might Eat It

A few months ago, there was an interesting conversation on the staff email thread. We were discussing a cheesecake recipe Rachel had called “super gross” when Mey mentioned that she doesn’t like cheesecake. Specifically, she doesn’t like cream cheese, so any recipe that contains that (frankly delicious) creamy spread is not one she’s interested in consuming. Others chimed in with their…

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17 September 2014 ·

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Robot Sicardi, 2014
Photo: Tayler Smith

nottaylersmith:

Robot Sicardi, 2014

Photo: Tayler Smith

16 September 2014 ·

Pioneers Press Distro Has Every Zine Your Heart Might Need

Pioneers Press Distro Has Every Zine Your Heart Might Need

Our last A-Camp back in Maywas a bit of a departure from the usual scheduling structure. Instead of regular hour-long activity blocks throughout the week, we gave ourselves three long hours on Saturday afternoon to really dig into some important things, like community building, self-portraits, canoeing, education and, my personal favorite, zine making! We wanted to go beyond the single-page mini…

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16 September 2014 ·

via Comedy Crush: Silicon Valley’s Amy Aniobi

via Comedy Crush: Silicon Valley’s Amy Aniobi

16 September 2014 ·

You Should Go: “Words With Girls” Premiere at Urbanworld Festival

You Should Go: “Words With Girls” Premiere at Urbanworld Festival

If you are in or around New York, you can catch the Words With Girls “Pilot” before it’s available online. The show will be part of the Shorts Programming on Saturday, September 20th at noon as part of HBO and BET’s Urbanworld Film Festival. Tickets are available online now for the screening at the AMC Theater on 34th. Also, I’ll be there.

Pace, Micky, and Aspen are early 20-something,…

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16 September 2014 ·

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