- Here’s a fun gallery of famous cartoon women to start your weekend off right. [Into the Gloss]
- Autostraddle celebrates all the women who were nominated for Eisner awards this year. Some personal favourites, like Fiona Staples (of Saga!) and Melanie Gilman (the creator of As the Crow Flies), make an appearance, and it’s nice that even though fewer than a fifth of nominations went to women, someone is still spotlighting this amazing talent.
- Hey remember that time in 1976 when Spiderman stopped a villain hell bent on starting a plague of unintentional pregnancies through misleading sex ed? Bitch does, and they’ve got a great piece on the one-off comic, produced in partnership with Planned Parenthood.
- Also from Bitch is a roundup of great new comics, some I’m familiar with (On Loving Women, Over Easy), some that I really want to read (Pregnant Butch, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth), and all worth checking out.
- So. You’ve all probably seen, or at least heard about, last week’s Game of Thrones episode, “Breaker of Chains.” I’m pretty upset about the show taking ambiguously consensual sex scenes from the books (due to unreliable narrators) and making them even less consensual, and a lot has been written on the subject in the last week. The Mary Sue has a great roundtable discussion that outlines exactly why the scene is so uncomfortable, the less-than-stellar response from the director, and why it’s so damaging to have media reinforce the idea that no doesn’t actually mean no.
- The Mary Sue also reported on a WonderCon panel all about the psychology of cult television, and it’s an interesting read.
- Comics Alliance explores the issues of identity that are raised when female superheroes are constantly given new code names, or never given any at all.
- Winnie the Pooh as a Mean Girl. I’m serious, just click this. [Buzzfeed]