Things I Read That I Love #142: Like A Freaky Connie Francis With A Death Wish

Things I Read That I Love #142: Like A Freaky Connie Francis With A Death Wish

HELLO and welcome to the 142nd 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 the death penalty! 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…

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29 August 2014 ·

"Here is this other person with a whole background, life, and years of experiences completely separate of yours. No matter how much time you spend with her, you can never know her whole story and she can never know yours. You just hope that she can apply what she does know to guess at how your lived experience informs your everyday. Most of the time you bumble around unaware of the individuality of everyone around you but when you finally feel like you connect with someone and are experiencing a sense of oneness, you have moments of, “Whoa. You are a completely different person.” It’s crazy. You’re crazy. To expect someone other than yourself to “get” you is a few inches short of sane. And as someone who feels constantly misunderstood, this is your ultimate life goal — to find someone who can make sense of you when it’s been such a journey to make sense of yourself."

~ Brittani Nichols, “The (Over)Thinker: On How To Be A Human With Another Human" [Autostraddle] (via combinatorialquotes)

29 August 2014 ·

Playlist: Sounds Like A Long-Distance Relationship

Playlist: Sounds Like A Long-Distance Relationship

Sometimes I like to sit still and close my eyes and I pretend I’m in a convertible with Geneva on the open road, just like Las Vegas. In the morning I wish she could make me coffee, or even just put my tired ass in the passenger seat and take us to Tim Horton’s, just like Nanaimo. I know her in Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Washington. I know her in hotel rooms and in my twin-sized bed, on the…

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29 August 2014 ·

Four Foods That Helped Me Realize My Southern Identity

Four Foods That Helped Me Realize My Southern Identity

featured image via Tammy

I’m moving this week! I will be leaving my rural-ish hometown in North Carolina for the beautifully gay Bay Area, and I’m stoked as all hell. But here’s the thing — I feel like I can tell you this because you were so great the last time I shared my feelings— I’m having unexpected emotions about leaving North Carolina. Last time I left, it was for college, and I felt nary…

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29 August 2014 ·

New Lesbian Buddy Comedy “Rods and Cones” Is Weird and Awesome

New Lesbian Buddy Comedy “Rods and Cones” Is Weird and Awesome

Created by a queer lady duo that has been working together for nearly 15 years, Rods and Cones follows two recent art school grads who are deeply in debt. After being rudely interrupted by a pair of lovable comedians, Carole Murphy and Mitzi Fitzsimmons, whose Hot Mom act simply kills, they decide to join them in a comedy contest with a cash prize called Over the Shoulder Comedy Boulders Festival.

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28 August 2014 ·

Ok Let’s All Do This: Miranda July’s Somebody App

Ok Let’s All Do This: Miranda July’s Somebody App

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“The app makes people do things they normally wouldn’t do,” she says. “It can get outrageous. I do like the fact that it creates these ephemeral experiences, but I also hope that some people will document their message deliveries, just so I can see them.”

W Magazine

What the heck is this, you might ask? GOOD QUESTION. If you’ve gotten into any of Miranda July’s…

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28 August 2014 ·

Brittani’s Video Party: Hannah Hart Wants to Know if Amy Poehler and HAIM are Gay

Brittani’s Video Party: Hannah Hart Wants to Know if Amy Poehler and HAIM are Gay

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Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj came together for “Bang Bang” which could have been some sort of mini “Lady Marmalade” situation but, unfortunately, is not. I now find Jessie J annoying and after watching the VMAs, it’s apparent Ariana Grande has negative personality. When I watch her I feel like I’m sacrificing part of my personality to an unknown being.

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28 August 2014 ·

Dear Queer Diary: Two Journalers are Twice as Nice

Dear Queer Diary: Two Journalers are Twice as Nice

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The bad news, my dear queer diarists, is that Intergalactic Journaling Awareness Month is coming to an end. The good news is that it is coming to an end with not one, but two great interviews to inspire and inform you in all your journaling pursuits! With no further ado, allow me to introduce…

Mary

Mary recently graduated from college, and, like so many of us, is currently trying to figure out…

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28 August 2014 ·

Ferguson Protestors Get to Meet With US Attorney Callahan, Although Real Progress Still Hasn’t Come

Ferguson Protestors Get to Meet With US Attorney Callahan, Although Real Progress Still Hasn’t Come

Feature image via Press TV

When Ferguson protestors marched on to the office of U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan on Tuesday, they expected to face police and possibly arrest instead of an hour-long face-to-face meeting. In spite of the summer heat, dozens of demonstrators marched towards the federal courthouse in the first demonstration after Monday, when Michael Brown’s father called for a day of…

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28 August 2014 ·

Interview With My Ex-Girlfriend: Meg

Interview With My Ex-Girlfriend: Meg

Welcome to Interviews With My Ex-Girlfriend, in which Autostraddle writers get back in touch with their ex-girlfriends to ask them Five Simple Questions:

  1. How long did we date?
  2. Why did we break up?
  3. What did you learn from our relationship?
  4. What do you miss most about me?
  5. Would you invite me to your wedding (why/why not)?

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27 August 2014 ·

How To Dye Your Own Hair Every Color You’ve Ever Wanted At Once

How To Dye Your Own Hair Every Color You’ve Ever Wanted At Once

Following in the footsteps of every uni student cliché before me, as soon as my parents dropped me off in the tiny box that would be my room for my first year out of the family home, I shaved off most of my hair and turned what was left of it purple. I say this casually, as if the process was pain-free and smooth sailing all the way — when in reality my first time had me bent over the sink in…

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27 August 2014 ·

toolers:

I served up a look for International Brunch Weekend over on Autostraddle. Check it out HERE to shop the look and see the other brunch looks AS babes came up with for ya

toolers:

I served up a look for International Brunch Weekend over on Autostraddle. 
Check it out HERE to shop the look and see the other brunch looks AS babes came up with for ya

27 August 2014 ·

A Staggering 70% of Female Scientists Are Sexually Harassed While Doing Fieldwork

A Staggering 70% of Female Scientists Are Sexually Harassed While Doing Fieldwork

feature image via National Cancer Intitute, taken by Rhoda Baer

We talk time and time again about the sexism in STEM that keeps women out of top positions and even push them out of the field altogether, and now we have even more data to back that up. A recently published studyreveals another reason why women are continually unrepresented in higher levels of STEM, even if they choose to stay:…

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27 August 2014 ·

Also.Also.Also: Pizza Cats Have Hope for India’s LGBTQ and Other Stories We Missed

Also.Also.Also: Pizza Cats Have Hope for India’s LGBTQ and Other Stories We Missed

Hello there, what kind of sport do you play with a wombat, hm??? Oh yes that’s right, WOM. You play wom with a wombat! I’M THE ONLY PERSON WHO LAUGHS AT THIS JOKE and I’m fine with that. Here are the stories we missed while my youngest kid was getting strep throat and Mercury was pretending to be retrograde just to fuck with me.

ok so it's like, imagine alice is holding a wombat and instead of playing croquet, the name of the game is wom. get it?? WOM.

ok so it’s like, imagine alice is holding a wombat, and instead of…

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27 August 2014 ·

via Abortion Access for All: Two Nonprofits Embrace Gender Inclusive Language

via Abortion Access for All: Two Nonprofits Embrace Gender Inclusive Language

27 August 2014 ·

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