- Despite all the sad sexist nerd boy drama, the Hugo awards happened and author N.K. Jemisin very deservingly took top honours. [We Hunted the Mammoth]
- Even the normally reserved Guardian is pretty gleeful about the total failure of the sad/rabid puppies nonsense.
- There has been so much good stuff from Feminist Frequency lately:
- The review of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided shows the pitfalls of pulling from real-world oppression for your science fictional video game.
- I’m super excited for the new series Ordinary Women, so here’s a video about Murasaki Shikibu, the author of the first novel, to whet your appetite.
- Back to the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series, go learn about the lack of body diversity in video games and the stereotype of the sinister seductress.
- Maybe you saw that bullshit “how to talk to women wearing headphones” guide a little while ago (here’s a takedown that the Guardian did, to refresh your memory), but have you ever wondered how to talk to a woman who playing a PS4 inside her locked house? [Point & Clickbait]
- Teeny little comic about Holtzmann hitting on ghosts. [AV Club]
- The PBS gets Rebecca Sugar to expand on her comments at Comic Con on the importance of queer media for kids.
- “This is what happens when you watch Killer Mermaid right after Slavoj Žižek’s A Pervert’s Guide to Ideology.” I swear I didn’t write this one. [The Mary Sue]
- Funny/interesting people Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen Youngs have a Buffy-themed podcast called Buffering the Vampire Slayer. [Autostraddle]
- “How one Twitch channel is fighting abuse in the gaming community.” [Vice]
- The zombie genre gets reinvigorated in The Girl with All the Gifts. [Little White Lies]
- NASA released a video called “A trek towards diversity,” in which they interview Nichelle Nichols and George Takei.
- Mara Wilson, a child actress known for her roles in, among others, Mathilda, came out recently and was interviewed by Autostraddle.
- Carmilla season three part one is up!
Top image: “Lady Murasaki,” by Celine Loup.