1. In September, a mother wrote an essay on Huffington Post that she thought drag queens were better role models for her children than princesses.
“When it comes down to it, I respect drag queens,” she wrote. “They are artists. They are able to conceptualize an idea and transform themselves — without the help of magic, I might add. They are risk takers. They are punk. But Disney princesses? They are a man-made franchise created to sell cheaply made shit to our daughters. They are a perpetuation of the stereotype of the weak, dumb woman who obediently waits for a man to come along and make her valuable. Between the two I’ll always promote the big-wigged man crooning ‘I’m Every Woman.’ Werq.”
2. So Fusion set up a play date with Manila Luzon from RuPaul’s Drag Race and Joselyn, a 10-year-old girl.
- Police confirmed 71 people, likely refugees who fled Syria, were found dead in a truck abandoned in Austria. The suspected drivers have been arrested. ›
- President Obama marked a decade of recovery after Hurricane Katrina, citing gains, but also the immense amount of work that he said still needs to be done. ›
- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said (on Faceboook, obviously) that one billion people used the service on Monday 🌐 ›