The Autostraddle Insider: Issue Four, October 2014

The Autostraddle Insider: Issue Four, October 2014

Letter From Your Editors

Hello Autostraddle Plus members!

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Insider Newsletter, brought to you by the Senior Staff of Autostraddle.com, your #1 source for tips on canning and orchid-related embroidery projects. It’s almost Halloween! If you have kids, I hope they’re gonna look as cute as we did when we were kids. Hey, look at these weirdos who work here:

You should be following all these staff members on instagram!

It’s…

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22 October 2014 ·

Fool’s Journey: Find Your Tarot Birth Card!

Fool’s Journey: Find Your Tarot Birth Card!

Many tarotists use numerology to complement their tarot reading. I’m gonna come out right now and tell you that I’m not one of them, but I do think it’s fun to find out what your tarot birth card is! This as simple as working out your numerological ‘life path number,’ and checking out the corresponding tarot card.

Sorry, what’s numerology?

Good point. Essentially, its the study of the…

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22 October 2014 ·

Pretty Little Liars Halloween Special Recap

Pretty Little Liars Halloween Special Recap

pll-halloween-marlene

Last night Marlene King, Gamemaker and Taskmaster of the Rosewood Hunger Games, called a mandatory ceasefire to allow our favorite tributes the chance to clean up, check in with their loyal fans, and pay their respects to the contestants who have fallen on their journey to finish “senior year.” The tributes from District That One Street— Spencer Hastings (“the smart one”), Hanna Marin (“the fun…

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22 October 2014 ·

Happy International Fisting Day! Here’s Some Willfully Misinterpreted Lesbian Poetry

Happy International Fisting Day! Here’s Some Willfully Misinterpreted Lesbian Poetry

Feature image by Nomy Lamm via the fisting day tumblr.

Today is International Fisting Day! A day for spreading the joy and knowledge of fisting throughout the internet so those who aren’t familiar with it can learn and those who are can fist bump.

Jiz Lee, one of the people who started International Fisting Day in 2011, writes about why fisting isn’t scary, why everyone should try it and why…

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21 October 2014 ·

loggingoutofpatriarchy:

All I’ve done today is go to the library, take my laptop to get fixed, read a lot of Autostraddle and LOOK FUCKING RIDICULOUSLY HOT.

21 October 2014 ·

Fat Queer Tells All: On Fatness and Gender Flatness

mirrorontheworld:

I guess I expect whoever it is to be in on the joke that is my femininity, but why is it a joke? It’s a joke because I’m fat, and fat girls are funny, right? It’s funny when we wear frilly skirts and bikinis, it’s funny when we act flirtatious and sexy, it’s funny when we dance with our jiggling bums and bellies. My fat body is funny because that’s what the media tells me about it.

21 October 2014 ·

"Pride" Movie Review: This Lesbian Supports Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners

“Pride” Movie Review: This Lesbian Supports Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners

Feature image via CBS Films

I went to see Pride knowing relatively little about it — I basically just heard some positive rumblings about “gay,” “true story” and “Bill Nighy” and thought, “Sign me up!” So keep in mind that going into this, I had basically no knowledge of the historical events it covers. I loved it anyway. Here’s the trailer, to get you caught up to my state of mind on Saturday…

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21 October 2014 ·

Jillian Michaels Dreams of Being “Normal” Instead of Gay; Needs Hug and a Pusheen Motivational Poster

Jillian Michaels Dreams of Being “Normal” Instead of Gay; Needs Hug and a Pusheen Motivational Poster

jillian-health-2014-smallEvery time I read a new interview with Jillian Michaels, I want to give her a hug and a scholarship to A-Camp. Last week, for example, Health magazine published a profilewith the personal trainer/reality star. In between talk of diet, exercise and the effects of ironing your ass with a laser, Michaels confessed it’s her “dream to be normal,” to have “some strapping football player husband.”…

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21 October 2014 ·

Drawn to Comics: Lumberjanes’ Penultimate Issue! (Just For the First Storyline)

Drawn to Comics: Lumberjanes’ Penultimate Issue! (Just For the First Storyline)

by rory midhani

by rory midhani

This dynamically dramatic, intensely informative and extremely exciting penultimate issue in the first storyline of Lumberjanesis an absolute must-read! I know we’ve all been waiting for some answers, waiting for some closure, and well, this week we’ve got it! I asked, “what’s up with Diane” and this week we find out! I asked “what’s up with Jo” and these week we find out! I asked…

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21 October 2014 ·

Gloria Casarez, Organizer, Activist and Total Badass, Dies at 42

Gloria Casarez, Organizer, Activist and Total Badass, Dies at 42

Gloria Casarez passed away on Sunday, October 19th, after living with cancer for five years. She was 42, a Philadelphia native, and a longtime activist and organizer in Philly’s LGBT and Latin@ communities. Casarez fought tirelessly for her communities, acting as a mentor, galvanizer and leader.

Casarez rallies the 2012 Dyke March.

Casarez rallies the 2012 Dyke March.

Casarez wore many “hats” in her life as an organizer: Director of…

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21 October 2014 ·

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20 October 2014 ·

TRUE HERO

superblysituated:

Got autostraddle unblocked at work! Woo! Now I can go back to reading articles about Kate Moennig and Evan Rachel Wood Bisexual on the clock…

20 October 2014 ·

"Relationships are built on faking lots of things: empathy, interest, faith in love and/or humanity. Orgasms should not be one of them."

~ "A+ Bee Issue 6: Come See About Bee" -Autostraddle (via thenoodlesoupwetaketowork)

20 October 2014 ·

chubby-bunnies:

So, I pretty much NEVER wear tank-tops because I’m super self-conscious about my arms, but I decided that life is too short to spend the entire summer in long-sleeves & button-ups. That and I needed to let my pits breathe.
Ode to my flabby arms, jiggly boobs and big belly.

chubby-bunnies:

So, I pretty much NEVER wear tank-tops because I’m super self-conscious about my arms, but I decided that life is too short to spend the entire summer in long-sleeves & button-ups. That and I needed to let my pits breathe.

Ode to my flabby arms, jiggly boobs and big belly.

(via quirkyrican)

20 October 2014 ·

Sleater-Kinney Look Back, Move Forward with Remastered Box Set and New Album

Sleater-Kinney Look Back, Move Forward with Remastered Box Set and New Album

I thought this week couldn’t get any better. We already knew that tomorrow would see the release of Sleater-Kinney’s 7XLP box set of all their albums plus a 44 page hardcover book. Now we also know that the trio of Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, who have been on indefinite hiatus since 2006, will release a new album, No Cities to Love, on Jan. 20 on Sub Pop and go on a 13 date…

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20 October 2014 ·

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