Tati Tuesdays: Weeks of July 14-20 and July 21-27

What are Tati Tuesdays?  Tati Tuesdays are a weekly feature that highlights Things Around the Interwebs that I’ve found this week and want to share.  They’re a way to keep me engaged with you, the reader, without feeling the pressure to comment extensively and intelligently on every article I want to bring to your attention.  In addition to the acronym, they’re called “tati” because I tend to drink tea in the mornings while I surf the web.  Hence, “ta for the tea!” shortened to tati.

File it under…


I haven’t watched it yet, but apparently Obama defended the gayz in front of the NAACP.  I can’t help but repeat my party line: more doing, less talking please.  Also see a reaction to a reaction by Dan Savage.

And in other ugh, Obama news, apparently the Hyde Amendment is okay because it’s “tradition.”

An Even Cooler Interactive Map

This one is about migratory consent.

Cable News Smackdown

Believe it or not, I actually recommend you watch Rachel Maddow going head to head with Pat Buchanan over Sotomayor last week.  Also, incidentally, Jon Stewart did another great funny interview with Brian Williams last Monday.

Damning with Feint Praise

Bill Clinton basically supports marriage equality.

Gay Glee

Amanda Palmer answered some of her lesbian fans’ questions on Lesbilicious.  Mine is the second question in the “on creativity and identity” section.  Reading AP’s answers to lesbians’ questions is actually more fun than kissing her that one time was.

Find out how hetero you are.

Exploring Prejudice

There’s an interesting post up at Feministe about racism and prejudice, heavily commented on as well.  I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately as I’ve moved from a very very white suburban Midwestern neighborhood where I was admittedly quite comfortable to an urban block on the East Coast where I’m one of the only white people, and I’m finding a lot of internal racism bubbling to the surface.

Intelligence in Congress

I haven’t actually seen anything on it since this article, but it’s at least possible that the Matthew Shepard Act will pass.

Sexism (Advanced)

This is kind of an unexpected place to find sexism: instructions for urine collection in a doctor’s office.

Things That Make Me Sad

Both Merce Cunningham and E. Lynn Harris just died.  It did make me smile to see the latters’ books prominently displayed on the front fiction desk at Central Library today.

This Is Just Wrong

Apparently one of Francesca Lia Block’s books is being banned.  It’s complicated, but I’m bummed either way.


About Avory

Avory Faucette is a queer feminist activist, writer, and public speaker. Zie graduated from the University of Iowa with a JD in 2009, focusing on international human rights and gender/sexuality issues in the law. Hir current work focuses on queer identity, policy, and marginalized identities under the queer umbrella. As a genderqueer person, zie comments frequently on non-binary identity, transgender and genderqueer issues, and media coverage of these populations. Zie also speaks at colleges, universities, and events on transgender and queer issues and conducts trainings on related topics.

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