- Sometimes I think that my interests are super niche, that no one else is ever going to care about the things I want to talk about, but then the internet always proves me wrong. Case in point: Why Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is the gayest Star Trek. [The Toast]
- When the zombie apocalypse is nigh, which literary characters do you choose for your monster-killing posse? [Quirk Books]
- Buzzfeed, in an extremely Buzzfeed-y move, has classic children’s books retold for adults.
- Scarlett “who cares about Oxfam” Johansson’s new movie is out, and it’s about a killer bodysnatching alien and turning the male gaze on its head. Jezebel’s Groupthink has a pretty great review of Under the Skin.
- GAME_JAM was supposed to be a web reality show about game developers competing against one another. But when the producers made it a hostile place for the female competitors, all the contestants walked off the show. Solidarity! [The Mary Sue]
- Racialicious wonders if, given the story’s almost complete lack of racial diversity in its 50 years, it’s possible for Doctor Who to continue as a successful show much longer.
- Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, has some amazing things to say about impostor syndrome over at Slate.
- io9 asked their commenters which fictional characters could be genderswapped without fundamentally changing their character arc, and the examples given show how needless gender inequality really is. (I think every character ever could be genderswapped, but perhaps that is because I live in a beautiful fluid fantasy world of which you should definitely be jealous.)
- Despite the duh-worthy title, Wired‘s “Nintendo’s New Key to Creativity: More Women,” is a great read.
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