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Weekend Reading List: Here’s to 2017

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It’s been a while since I’ve had a Weekend Reading List for you, but never fear: here’s a selection of stuff to keep you busy as you gear up for the new year:

Image from “Brujas” music video, Princess Nokia

 

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Weekend Reading List: Busting up gender all over the place

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It’s been a while, how’ve you been?

Image: Film still from Hidden Figures

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Weekend Reading List: Horror, bending, and Body Hair

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Top image by Daniela Santaella.

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Weekend Reading List: Summer camp comics and Chicks in Science

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  • On her blog, s. e. smith discusses how writing, aghast, about the existence of internet misogyny doesn’t go far enough.
  • Much is written about convention harassment, but we don’t talk nearly enough about the ableism often present at these events. “My cane is not a costume” is a great place to start. [Speculating Canada]
  • A Microsoft employee was caught taking upskirt photos of women around the company’s campus, and has since been charged with voyeurism. [Ars Technica]
  • A guest post over on the Border House explores the toxic environment women have to deal with in EVE Online.
  • Also from the Border House: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and a strange, fantasy-destroying case of slut-shaming that seems like a real missed opportunity for the game.
  • Comic Book Resources tears into the cover of the new Teen Titans #1, teaching us all a lesson in art and anatomy.
  • BOOM! Studios has just recently released the first issue of Lumberjanes! It sounds amazing (Buffy meets Gravity Falls!), is written by Noelle Stevenson (whom I love), and Autostraddle has a great interview with co-creators Grace Ellis and Shannon Watters! There’s also preview art!
  • Some idiot asked about “chicks in science” at a Center for Inquiry panel discussion, and Neil deGrasse Tyson used it as a jumping off point to talk about his experiences with racism, both as a child wanting to grow up to be a scientist, and in the scientific community itself. It is a mic drop if ever I heard one.
  • Genderswapped Disney characters seem to be A Thing nowadays, but these paintings by Sakimichan are really something else. [Moviepilot]
  • Earlier today, the internet blew up with the news that researchers had found a species of insect that had a supposed “female penis.” It pretty quickly became apparent that the female organ—the gynosome—was nothing like a penis (it is, in fact, a bit like the sea horse’s ovipositor, and I am shocked that not everyone knows as much about sea horse reproduction as I do). Anyway, io9’s Annalee Newitz has a great piece about how this sort of sensationalist journalism is not only misleading, it’s bad for science.

Top image: Lumberjanes #1 cover.

 

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Weekend Reading List: Ghibli girls and warrior women

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Weekend Reading List: Filmography and Faerie Queen Costumes

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Top image: “Queen Mab and the Ruins,” James C. Christensen.

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Weekend Reading List: Russian rebels and pretty floral bonnets

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  • Years ago I went sailing in British Columbia’s Desolation Sound, and for a whole day the water was totally choked with little white jellyfish. They were so thick that it seemed like there were more jellyfish than actual ocean. By evening they were gone though, so I figured we’d passed them by and I could go for a pre-dinner snorkel. I jump in, stick my face in the water, and what do I see? Not even six feet from the surface, WALL OF JELLYFISH. Cue hysterical underwater panic attack. All of this to say that I might not be totally unbiased when it comes to jellyfish, BUT, you guys, ZOMBIE JELLYFISH EXIST, and also there are lots of different kinds that can kill you in minutes and they’re TAKING OVER THE WORLD. [Grist/The New York Review of Books]
  • I’ve started playing Winterstrike, a text adventure written by Yoon Ha Lee over at Storynexus, and I can’t recommend it enough. In the game, you explore the ice-locked city of Iria, trying to figure out what happened during the cataclysmic winterstrike, and a highlight for me is definitely that many of the characters you encounter—merchants, duelists, and militia members—are women. You can also choose to be ambiguously gendered, which doesn’t happen often in games. It’s details like that that are really meaningful and make the world richer.
  • WE ARE GETTING MORE FIREFLY COMICS. THIS IS STARTING TO DAMAGE MY CALM. [Comic Book Resources]
  • Racialicious asks if, in all the hullaballoo about the new Miss America, we’re forgetting that she’s super geeky.
  • Would you like a $100 3D printer? Kickstarter’s got you covered.
  • How does a 15 year-old shoot her way out of a Nazi interrogation room? Find out more about Zinaida Portnova at the Toast.

Top image by Jake Lawrence of Timecowboy!

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