Also.Also.Also: Defund The Police | Autostraddle

Also.Also.Also: Defund The Police | Autostraddle
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A little over three hours ago, I heard the news that the footage of the police killing 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago had finally been released. That, on top of the already mourning I’ve been wading through over the police murder of Daunte Wright on Sunday night, has just about leveled me.

So this isn’t going to be the lightest or most funny recap, or really even my best and most insightful if I being honest with you, but I’m here and that doesn’t count for nothing.


Queer as in F*ck You

How You Can Fight the Anti-Trans Bills Surging Across the U.S.

‘What If I Had Gotten a Head Start on Hormones?’ A 19-year-old from Arkansas about how access to gender-affirming health care saved his life.

“It was always Marx, Lenin and revolution — real girls’ talk.” The Brief, Brilliant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry


Saw This, Thought of You

America Has Pandemic Senioritis (Very Much Related: In the Future, You Can Make Out Anywhere. “I predict a joyful PDA boom”)

Discord Will Block NSFW Servers on iOS. These things always make me pissed because they are almost uniformly tied to homophobia and anti-sex work hysteria and violence. Anyway, how will this impact our A+ Discord servers and their dating channels? Stay tuned.

Scientists Haven’t Figured Out Long COVID. Here Are 5 of Their Best Hypotheses.

Learning a New Language Can Help Us Escape Climate Catastrophe. “Many Indigenous languages have been forcefully wiped out by white people. They’re some of our main hopes for beating the climate crisis.”


Political Snacks

I’m including this version of the story because I appreciate the practice of not including videos that re-traumatize Black people. Video Shows Chicago Police Shooting 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo as He Raised His Hands (No Video in Story)

And from Autostraddle just last summer, it’s always worth remembering: How to Never Call the Cops Again

Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle’s interim Editor-in-Chief and a black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

Carmen has written 295 articles for us.

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