Luna Merbruja and Lexi Adsit, co-hosts of the upcoming Brouhaha.
Ever been to a comedy show with a lineup of all Trans Women of Color? I’m going to answer this one for you; no, you haven’t.
• Today in horrifying GOP opinions: Back in February, Republican nominee hopeful Mike Huckabee said he wished he “could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE.” [Mother Jones]
This week, Caitlyn Jenner debuted her new name and fabulous look on the cover of Vanity Fair.
Artist Nika Cherrelle and her creation: The Nikita sex toy. Photos by Stela Furtado.
The Nikita, designed by artist Nika Cherrelle, is a pistol-shaped six-inch silicone dildo and vibrating sleeve. As Cherrelle says, “It’s a gun that shoots orgasms.”
Here's what's on our radar today:
• Laverne Cox, who graced Time magazine's "Transgender Tipping Point" cover, welcomes Caitlyn Jenner and talks about the work left to do for trans equality. [Laverne Cox Tumblr]
Photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice took portraits for a series celebrating women in transportation.
During World War II, Rosie the Riveter became a cultural icon symbolizing women at work in manufacturing.
I like upbeat pop jams for summertime, sure. But I’m just as inclined to want dark, dreamy music for the sunny months, too.
Happy Monday! Here's all the feminist news we're reading about today:
• It's a good day for privacy: The NSA's massive phone-spying program has been put on hold after the Senate did not meet a deadline for re-approving three key pieces of the Patriot Act. [The Atlantic]
Canadian singer-songwriter Frazey Ford has a great new video that’s a call to action for everyone who’s fed up with someone in their life.
In the United States, a Congressional mandate requires that approximately Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fill 32,000 beds in immigration detention facilities every day.