Weekend Reading List: Witches, werewolves, women in games
Tagged #GamerGate, Ada Lovelace, afrofuturism, Brandwatch, Comics Alliance, Cyborg, DC, Disney, Dolores Umbridge, Feministing, Ginger Snaps, Harry Potter, In the Fray, io9, J.K. Rowling, Jezebel, Kate Leth, Katherine Howe, Newsweek, Racialicious, The Book of Life, The Mary Sue, The Penguin Book of Witches, The Toast, The Valkyries, Today
- Racialicious takes on DC’s new movie lineup, the exciting inclusion of Cyborg, and what that means for both afrofuturism and comic book movie diversity.
- Want the cold hard facts on how GamerGate is not actually about journalistic ethics? Newsweek (via some Brandwatch research) has got you covered.
- What’s next for gaming feminism, after GamerGate? [Feministing]
- NEW J.K. ROWLING WRITING. This time, we delve into the backstory of the notorious Professor Dolores Umbridge. [Today]
- Speaking of witches, let’s talk about television representations of the magical ladies we all know and love. [The Mary Sue]
- And here’s a great interview with Katherine Howe, the creator of The Penguin Book of Witches (which I heartily recommend). [Jezebel]
- Hey everyone’s watched the campy, feminist, Canadian werewolf horror film Ginger Snaps, right? Well go do that, and then read this super review of it. [The Toast]
- Cartoonist and retailer Kate Leth started a group for women who work in comic book stores called the Valkyries. Half resource, half support group, all awesome. [Comics Alliance]
- How did Ada Lovelace become famous again, after being ignored for almost a century? Find out over on io9.
- In the Fray has a great piece on Disney’s The Book of Life, the holiday it borrows from (Dia de los Muertos), the importance of heritage, and cultural appropriation. It’s a fantastic read.