Forget fursonas: 2018 is the year of the FURBYSONA!
Today in NOT TODAY, SATAN: man attempts to take upskirt photos with a camera hidden in his shoe; camera EXPLODES all over his foot!
Women are carrying nearly two thirds of of the U.S.’s outstanding student loan debt, and thank to the wage gap, it takes them longer to pay them off, which means even more interest.
RELEVANT GOOD ADVICE: How to negotiate for a better salary when switching careers. This may not solve the pernicious systemic problems that cause the wage gap, but it’s a good leg up in the meantime.
Congrats to Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe, the first openly gay couple to be featured in AND grace of the cover of the ESPN Body Issue. NSFW because of non-sexual nudity, but if you can, check out the gorgeous photography in this entire issue.
Jeanna Kadlec found God at queer summer camp, and it made us cry. Also, we love the illustrations on this piece by Sophia Foster-Dimino!
We love good pop culture criticism here at POME, and this analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale’s worsening race problem is great:
The show’s utter refusal to adopt any critical viewpoint regarding race turns every interracial connection into an idyllic, burdenless bubble for June.
Longtime POME fave Nicole Chung’s new book, All You Can Ever Know, is coming out in October, but you can pre-order it now if, like us, you just can’t wait to get it in your hands.
With Emmy nominations just around the corner, we’re indulging our The Good Place withdrawals by reading about the creation of the sublime Janet and hoping eagerly for a nomination for D’Arcy Carden, a true gem. (Careful, spoilers abound!)
Get you a Congresswoman that can do both: a bold lip and a no-makeup look!! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is breaking all the rules when it comes to running for office, and we can’t get enough. (PS, if you’re in the mood for a good cry, the ad in the second link, written by Ocasio-Cortez herself, is a guaranteed tearjerker.)
This high school senior investigated and reported on the lack of sexual misconduct records at her school, proving further that women are good, teens are also good, and excellence in journalism can come from anywhere!
Thank you to the driving women of Saudi Arabia for giving the world this joyous gift.
Saudi Arabia gave women permission to drive and this is the first thing they do ???? pic.twitter.com/yYbiPthgrg
— ???????? (@lkigai_) June 27, 2018