- I’m always really impressed with how well-researched Polygon’s features are, and “No Girls Allowed,” which explores the history of the video game gender divide, is no exception.
- Sociological Images takes a look at compulsory monogamy in the Hunger Games franchise, and wonders what would happen if Katniss didn’t have to choose between Teams Peeta or Gale.
- You’re already a fan of The Brain Scoop, right? Emilie Graslie’s natural history webseries is as entertaining as it is informative, and in an effort to be even more amazing, she recently spoke out against internet misogyny and it’s effect on women in STEM fields.
- Sexy pinup monster calendar. Cheers. [The Mary Sue]
- Walmart, of all people, tried to get away with selling a Banksy print called “Destroy Capitalism.” Sometimes the irony is just too much to bear. [Slate]
- If you like x-rays, art, skeletons, and love, you’ll love the couples portraits of Ayako Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi. [MyModernMet]
- There’s still some time to submit to Beyond, a queer sci fi/fantasy comic anthology. Go do that!
- Over on The Big Picture, the fast-talking MovieBob makes some good points about the pink aisle and how it’s not inherently a bad thing. [Escapist Magazine]
- Near the start of this blog, I was pretty critical of Frozen for what appeared to be a complete whitewashing of the cast and a demotion of the main character from strong and independent to a love interest who needs help. The movie’s now come out and, at least on that last score, is surprising people. Bitch tallies up the pros and cons, and The Mary Sue offers a spoiler-free review.
- What do you get when you mix Icona Pop’s “I Love it” with rabid fandom? Not Literally’s sublime “I Ship it.” It’s like someone bottled Tumblr.
- As a parody of Covergirl’s absurd Hunger Games line, Capitol Cuties shows us what the selfies of Panem’s rich and famous would look like.
- Alternet puts Cosmo’s sex tips through their paces, and the results are, shockingly, less than sexy.
Image: “Girl with Balloon,” Banksy.