The Comment Awards Are Ready For Hillary (And The Weekend)

The Comment Awards Are Ready For Hillary (And The Weekend)

Hello kittencaboodles!

This week we got hyped for Hillary in 2016 (I mean, did you see the mason jars?!), learned how to make light up marquee and 26 delicious no-bake desserts.

In more news that will make you want to high five someone, the new Thor will be a woman, supermodel Andreja Pejic came out as a trans woman and it was announced that Portia de Rossi will be joining the cast of Scandal.

Al…

View On WordPress

25 July 2014 ·

Barbie Doesn’t Earn Feminist Empowerment Badge for Becoming A Girl Scout

Barbie Doesn’t Earn Feminist Empowerment Badge for Becoming A Girl Scout

Mattel has an elaborate bullpen of “I Can Be” Barbie dolls dressed for careers as various as “Pet Vet” to “Fashion Designer” and, thanks to a new partnership between Mattel and Girl Scouts USA, Barbie has a new image, a new Girl Scout doll and a new tagline: “Barbie: Be Anything. Do Everything.” The partnership includes the creation of a new “For Girls” wing of the Girl Scouts USA websitethat…

View On WordPress

25 July 2014 ·

No Man’s Land: The Limbo Of Florida’s Latest Court Ruling On Gay Marriage

No Man’s Land: The Limbo Of Florida’s Latest Court Ruling On Gay Marriage

In the wake of a Florida court’s decision to continue withholding equal rights for all its citizens, many were left feeling confused instead of angry. Over the past few years, absorbing these decisions from the news has yielded fairly polarized reactions: either yelling at the injustice or celebrating that we won a thing.

via washingtonpost.com

via washingtonpost.com

This Florida case was different though. There was…

View On WordPress

25 July 2014 ·

Interview With An Ex: Fiona

Interview With An Ex: Fiona

Welcome to Interviews With My Ex-Girlfriend Ex-One-Night Stand, in which Autostraddle writers get back in touch with their ex-girlfriends ex-one-night stands to ask them Five Simple Questions:  (these questions are specific to one-night stands!) why did we end up sleeping together at all, did anything about our sexual encounter surprise you, what do you think the soundtrack to our sexual…

View On WordPress

25 July 2014 ·

Wilder Hungers: Picnics and Homemade Herb Pasta

Wilder Hungers: Picnics and Homemade Herb Pasta

Wilder Hungers_Rory Midhani_640px

Hi Straddlers! I hope you are all enjoying the dog days of summer so far. I have been to known to complain about the heat this time of year, which is odd for a Floridian, I know. I swear it feels a million times hotter when you are surrounded by concrete and buildings with no lakes to jump into. One thing I’m not complaining about is all the time I have spent in my kitchen lately. The farmers’…

View On WordPress

25 July 2014 ·

Cards Against Harassment Creator Better at Recognizing Sexism Than Institutional Racism

Cards Against Harassment Creator Better at Recognizing Sexism Than Institutional Racism

One brave Minnesotan, Lindsey, is doing the thing we have all wanted to do: giving catcallers a taste of their own bitter, shameful medicine. She does this by handing her street harassers clever little calling cards informing them of their transgression. Not only that, but she is secretly recording her interactions with them and putting them on the Internet. The whole wide web is now privy to the…

View On WordPress

25 July 2014 ·

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD: How Do You Prefer to Spice Up Your Life

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD: How Do You Prefer to Spice Up Your Life

tea party (just image)

image by rory midhani

Welcome to this week’s Friday Open Thread! A place for friendship. A place for photos. A place for gifs and stories about your date or not-date or work or week or cat/dog or life.

I haven’t hosted this internet party in a few months and, like Carmen last week, have just returned from visiting the place my girlfriend lives (Los Angeles) for two months to the place that I live…

View On WordPress

25 July 2014 ·

Things I Read That I Love #137: We Don’t Do Dumb Things Like That To Start The Day

Things I Read That I Love #137: We Don’t Do Dumb Things Like That To Start The Day

HELLO and welcome to the 137th installment of Things I Read That I Love, wherein I share with you some of the longer-form journalism/essays I’ve read recently so that you can read them too and we can all know more about reparations! This “column” is less feminist/queer focused than the rest of the site because when something is feminist/queer focused, I put it on the rest of the site. Here is…

View On WordPress

25 July 2014 ·

San-Diego Comic Con Uses Minor Policy Changes Against Sexual Harassment: It’s Super Ineffective

San-Diego Comic Con Uses Minor Policy Changes Against Sexual Harassment: It’s Super Ineffective

feature image via shutterstock

This week was Batman’s 75th anniversary, and a local comics shop in my area celebrated by hosting a Batman Dance Party. There was cheap beer, great music (save for playing “Blurred Lines” at the beginning of the party), and more than 250 people dressed up as Batman, with a few popular villains mixed in. I dressed up as Black Widow, because, let’s face it, Batman…

View On WordPress

25 July 2014 ·

"Painkiller Jane," Woman-Directed Bisexual Woman Superhero Movie, Announced While Marvel and DC Twiddle Thumbs

“Painkiller Jane,” Woman-Directed Bisexual Woman Superhero Movie, Announced While Marvel and DC Twiddle Thumbs

In a time when both Marvel and DC seem to refuse to make movies starring female superheroes, it was announced today that the Soska Sisters will be directing a Painkiller Jane movie. This means that not only is there going to be a comic book superhero movie starring a woman, but that movie will be directed by two women and the character that the movie is about is a bisexual woman.

Painkiller Jane #2 cover by Amanda Conner

Painkiller Jane…

View On WordPress

25 July 2014 ·

Andreja Pejic, Supermodel, Comes Out as a Trans Woman!

Andreja Pejic, Supermodel, Comes Out as a Trans Woman!

Model Andreja Pejic has been in the public spotlight for a few years, making big waves for her androgynous look and ability to model both menswear and womenswear flawlessly. She’s now in the news again after coming out publicly as a trans woman and announcing that she will start to exclusively model women’s fashion from now on. She says that she is supported by friends and her family in Australia.

View On WordPress

25 July 2014 ·

Dear Queer Diary: Notes From An Inveterate People-Watcher

Dear Queer Diary: Notes From An Inveterate People-Watcher

Dear Queer Diary_Rory Midhani_640px

My grandfather is an avid birdwatcher, and when I was yet a wee thing, a typical afternoon with Papa Dave consisted of a walk through the forest/fields/swamps toting my special child-sized binoculars in search of avian life. This was one of those grandparental bonding activities that I eventually grew out of—by the time I hit thirteen or fourteen, the sight of a nesting grouse no longer provided…

View On WordPress

24 July 2014 ·

Fenway Report: Trans People Continue to Experience More Discrimination, Poorer Health

Fenway Report: Trans People Continue to Experience More Discrimination, Poorer Health

It’s news because it’s not news.

Last week most of the online attention to LGB health was focused on the Center for Disease Control’s report on Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adultsthat was released on July 15. The report summarized data from The 2013 National Health Interview Survey, which was the first time in the CDC’s 57-year history they included questions about sexual orientation…

View On WordPress

24 July 2014 ·

#Repost from @dannielleor with @repostapp

—-

#SELFIEbration #BlogHer2014 #LOL

#Repost from @dannielleor with @repostapp —- #SELFIEbration #BlogHer2014 #LOL

24 July 2014 ·

White Gay Dudes, Straight Black People: With Friends Like These, Who Needs A Voice?

White Gay Dudes, Straight Black People: With Friends Like These, Who Needs A Voice?

Recently, in Kalamazoo Michigan, Katrina and Marashette Burks, a married, Black lesbian couple in Kalamazoo Michigan, had their home broken into, valuables stolen, and slurs spray painted on the walls, including the words “Move Or Die”. Because of a lack of hate crime legislation that includes sexual orientation, the crime is not going to be charged as a hate crime, despite the fact that there…

View On WordPress

24 July 2014 ·

About Me

Hi my name is Riese and Autostraddle.com is my website. I made this tumblr in mid-2009 because we just can't get enough internet.

Autostraddle likes queers, photography, pretty girls, peanut butter, wide open minds, lesbians in white t-shirts, a-camp and pure poetry. She has many talents, including jumping & tumbling. She also enjoys words, lesbians and girl-on-girl culture. She is best enjoyed with a balanced breakfast at Autostraddle.

WANNA ASK RIESE A BURNING QUESTION? YOU SURE CAN. I am responsible for everything here, more or less.



Our favorite tumblr is fuck yeah autostraddle

We highly recommend autostraddle captions are funny and camp autostraddle tumblr.

We're also big fans of the less-frequently-updated, but 100% consistently awesome straddle gifs, hotties with autostraddle swag and autostraddle spam.



tumblr analytics