Portia de Rossi Is Joining “Scandal” As If You Needed Another Reason To Watch

Portia de Rossi Is Joining “Scandal” As If You Needed Another Reason To Watch

In truly adorable fashion, Ellen DeGeneres announced yesterday via twitter that her wife, Portia De Rossi will be joining the cast of Scandal. Degeneres tweets: “So annoying when people brag on twitter & that’s why I’m not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on ‘Scandal’. Oops.” This power-couple — whose first and last names elude any attempts at Brangelina-ing—just cannot…

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24 July 2014 ·

Lez Liberty Lit #51: Reading While Travelling

Lez Liberty Lit #51: Reading While Travelling

Feature image via journeytowonderland69.tumblr.com.

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At the Rumpus, Danielle Summers writes about writing romance fiction as a feminist act:

“Romance fiction features a love story with a happy ending. Other than that, have fun with it.

And the fact that everyone gets a happy ending, that even the most downtrodden characters who might traditionally come to bad ends can fall in love and live…

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24 July 2014 ·

In Terrifying Health News, Uterine Cancer Treatment Procedure Might Actually Spread Cancer

In Terrifying Health News, Uterine Cancer Treatment Procedure Might Actually Spread Cancer

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This April, the Food and Drug Administration held hearings to evaluate a minimally invasive surgery known as “morcellation” and stated that it should be discouraged.

Morcellation is a method for performing a hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus to prevent the spread of cancer. In morcellation, a device (cleverly called a “morcellator”) is used to cut the…

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24 July 2014 ·

Emily Rios Is Gay, Relates to Her Lesbian Role in “The Bridge”

Emily Rios Is Gay, Relates to Her Lesbian Role in “The Bridge”

Emily Rios, who plays lesbian reporter Adriana Mendez in FX series The Bridge, came out during an interview at TCA’s FX day. 

In the show, a crime drama about a bi-national police force attempting to catch a serial killer plaguing the Texas-Chihuahua border, Emily Rios plays reporter and Juarez native Adriana with a female partner who is a nurse named Lucy. About their dynamic, Rios says, “You’re…

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23 July 2014 ·

GLAAD’s ‘Studio Responsibility Index’ Finds Hollywood Fails at LGBT Representation

GLAAD’s ‘Studio Responsibility Index’ Finds Hollywood Fails at LGBT Representation

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As someone who came of gay age in the 90s, we gobbled up any piece of queer media like it was gold, even if it was Bad Girls, and had a party when Ellen DeGeneres came out on national television. Now we expect that LGBT characters will appear in TV and movies. But does the reality match the perception? GLAAD just released its second annual…

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23 July 2014 ·

Anonymous Sex Toy Review: G-Chatting About The We-Vibe 4

Anonymous Sex Toy Review: G-Chatting About The We-Vibe 4

AUTOSTRADDLE ANONYMOUS SEX TOY REVIEW #46:

It’s our 46th 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, two of our anonymous reviewers tried out the We-Vibe 4, available at Lovehoney.

  • Material: medical-grade silicone
  • Color: pink or purple
  • Size:2.9 inches long,…

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23 July 2014 ·

"We are not children and that’s some bullshit. We deserve to take up space. Our bodies deserve to take up space. Our words and feelings are allowed volume. And I will not give up delight in favor of black coffee and sending myself through the flower press
-Ali via autostraddle.com"

~ (via beeleefee1790)

23 July 2014 ·

"I found a tiny bit of space in the back of my brain where I could keep things I didn’t want to think about anymore and that’s where I put it. It was unwise, I realize, in retrospect, to move such a huge thing into that small space so early on in my life. There wasn’t much room left for terrible things that hadn’t happened yet. So I guess you could say I chose to be strong then but it made me so much more fragile, too."

~ Marie Lyn Bernard, Before You Know It Something’s Over (via erincrews)

23 July 2014 ·

Rebel Girls Dance Party: Women’s Voices Through Time

Rebel Girls Dance Party: Women’s Voices Through Time

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One of my introductory-level WGST courses in college was called “Women’s Voices Through Time.” It was, obviously, not this playlist. But I’d like to present, in classically theoretical form, the concept that this playlist might be superior to that course in which I studied feminist theory because this playlist is about putting theory into praxis – on the dance floor, in the…

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23 July 2014 ·

Also.Also.Also: Janet Mock Wants Instagram to Love All Bodies and Other Stories We Missed This Week

Also.Also.Also: Janet Mock Wants Instagram to Love All Bodies and Other Stories We Missed This Week

Hello brave knights! This week I got my nose pierced and it totally wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be! Here’s the news we missed while I was conquering my fear of needles.

On Writers, Writing, and (Lack of) Freedom

+ Janet Mock has signed on as a contributing editor at Marie Claire. She’s written for the publication before and has previously served as an editor for People Magazine’s…

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23 July 2014 ·

Wait What Is Even Happening With the Affordable Care Act: A Tale of Two Rulings

Wait What Is Even Happening With the Affordable Care Act: A Tale of Two Rulings

The DC Court of Appeals and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals both handed down rulings on health care subsidies today with totally conflicting opinions. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously in King v. Burwellthat health care subsidies should be available to all who have purchased insurance on the health care exchange, as the IRS is currently providing. The DC Court of Appeals ruled…

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23 July 2014 ·

7 Totally Reasonable Things I Could Purchase to Show That I’m Ready for Hillary

7 Totally Reasonable Things I Could Purchase to Show That I’m Ready for Hillary

I’ve been ready for a lot of things in my lifetime — some I didn’t even understand. And, since her failed bid in 2007, I’ve been ready for Hillary. But even more importantly, I’ve been ready to raid the Ready for Hillary online store.

These are seven totally reasonable things I could purchase to show the world and even Hillary Rodham Clinton herself how ready I am for her second bid. Right?

7.…

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22 July 2014 ·

"I just know for myself, I struggle with so much trauma. I struggle with so many demons every single day. And that’s okay. That’s okay, but I want us to begin to create spaces where we can gently love ourselves more so that we can love each other more and really lift each other up and really support each other. I think sometimes we have trouble doing that because we really don’t love ourselves enough. If I’m not loving myself, I want to run the other way from somebody who looks like me and who has a similar experience."

~ Mey’s interview with Laverne Cox (via fuckyeahautostraddle)

22 July 2014 ·

Make A Thing: All Lit Up Marquee

Make A Thing: All Lit Up Marquee

Need some down time and a break from the heat? Turn on the AC, lay some pillows on the floor, and have a little old indoor picnic. The only thing missing? Romantic lighting. Prop this easy marquee against the wall — or sling it up outside for your next BBQ. I made a heart, but try an ampersand or a letter!

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You will need:

  • A cardboard box
  • Bistro string lights (I got mine from Target)
  • Scissors and…

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22 July 2014 ·

John Oliver Nails Seventeen-Minute Rant About America’s Broken Prison System

John Oliver Nails Seventeen-Minute Rant About America’s Broken Prison System

This past weekend, on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver railed against America’s prison system. It was glorious.

“Our main story tonight concerns something Americans simply can’t to get enough of: prison… We love prison so much, a shocking number of Americans are currently inside one.”

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In a seventeen-minute segment, Daily Show-style with clips and puns and montages, but with the force of a full…

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22 July 2014 ·

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