Morning Brew – Mattel says they won’t be selling Abby Wambach Barbies

Good morning! Every day this week we’re going to have a poll that I would love your vote in, as all results will be used in our new episodes of AfterEllen’s Chat Room. Indulge me, please!

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In some really unfortunate news, Mattel is receiving tweets from anxious Abby Wambach doll fans who heard last week’s announcement of the soccer star’s Barbie, ready for their own, and responding like this:


Considering how many people were thrilled about the Abby Barbie (and there was no indication in Mattel’s somewhat self-congratulatory announcement of the doll that it was the only one that would ever exist), it’s incredibly disheartening to hear they won’t be creating any others. Mattel has previously done smaller runs of celebrity-themed dolls like director Ava DuVernay, whose dolls sold out almost immediately online. Feel free to Tweet Mattel and let them know how you feel. This is how I feel:


Orange is the New Black‘s Catherine Curtain stars as “Cy, a woman who is kicked out of the army for being a lesbian” in Burning, on stage at the Theatre at St. Clement’s in New York through February 28.

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Just in case you want to read a straight dude’s thoughts on women and identity politics.

YouTubers Bria and Chrissy, “the world’s most popular lesbian couple,” signed a deal with StreamUp, a new live streaming service.

Inverse doesn’t love Fire Emblem Fates.

The Establishment on bisexual invisibility.

Donald Trump doesn’t really have any answers about what he thinks the future of equal marriage would be if he had his way and appointed more conservative Supreme Court justices.

Carol scribe Phyllis Nagy, Rooney Mara, Alicia Vikander and Lady Gaga attended yesterday’s 88th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon.

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Target has launched a line of gender-neutral children’s home decor called Pillowfort.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Guest: Megan Fox

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Friday Night Lights “Toilet Bowl” (Pivot 9 a.m.) (rerun)

Teresa Checks In “Part 1; The Visit” (Bravo 9:30 a.m.) (rerun)

(Starz Cinema 10:50 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Law & Order: SVU “Lunacy” (USA 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Born Again Virgin “Off to See the Wizard” (TV One 11:30 a.m.) (rerun)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)
Black Sails “XXI.” (Starz 2:15 p.m., 10 p.m., 1 a.m.)
E.d. on Air by Ellen DeGeneres (QVC 3 p.m.)
Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

(MoreMAX 3:25 p.m.)

The Real Girl’s Kitchen “Pho Sho” (Cooking Channel 3:30 p.m.) – With Alanna Masterson (rerun)

(HBO Zone 5:20 p.m.)

Steven Universe (Cartoon 5:30 p.m.) (rerun)
New Hampshire Primary Special Coverage (MSNBC 6 p.m.) – Co-hosted by Rachel Maddow

Portlandia “Shville” (IFC 6 p.m.) (rerun)
Pretty Little Liars “New Guys, New Lies” (Freeform 7 p.m.) (rerun)

Girlfriends “And Baby Makes Four” (TV One 7:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Pretty Little Liars “Do Not Disturb” (Freeform 8 p.m.)

Hollywood Game Night “Battle of the Sexes III” (NBC 8 p.m.)

New Girl “Reagan” (Fox 8 p.m.)

Grandfathered “The Biter” (Fox 8:30 p.m.)
Just Jillian “When G’s Away” (E! 10 p.m.)

#BlackLove “Sealing the Deal” (FYI 10:30 p.m.)
Chopped “Scoop’s On!” (Food Network 11 p.m.) (rerun)
Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)
The People’s Couch (Bravo 2:32 a.m.) (rerun)

Ellen “Emma”/”Like a Virgin” (Laff 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “Forever”/”Intervention” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)

Portlandia “Pickathon”/”Going Gray” (IFC 6 a.m./6:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Dog Whisperer “Hollywood Hounds” (Nat Geo Wild 7 a.m.) (rerun)

White Collar marathon (Universal HD 8 a.m.)


(Thanks, Roni!)