Saturday, November 24, 2012

Links to Perdition (Fake Geek Girls, Romola Garai and More!)

Oh Saturdays. The day when I get to curl up with my Netflix queue and organize it. Also watch it. That too.

In news this week, we found out that Jim Lee is apparently the more important person in comics, which is nice. Andrew Scott is filming for Series 3 of Sherlock. And we celebrated 49 years of Doctor Who. Also Thanksgiving. But mostly Doctor Who.

So, curl up with a hot cup of movie, and enjoy some links.

1. In telling-us-things-we-already-know news, io9 is making the bold declaration that there is no such thing as a “fake geek girl.” Which is true. Good job io9! Kidding aside, though, it’s a good look at why geeks are so territorial and what we can do about it. Article can be read here.

2. In I-said-it-first-yay news, Forbes is decrying James Bond as an exploiter of sex trafficking victims. It’s an incisive look at the history of Bond’s sexual conquests, through the lens of social justice, and all I can say is, “I told you so, Patrick!” Read the whole thing here.

3. In no-you’re-not-fat-shut-up news, both Romola Garai and Jennifer Lawrence would like you to know how hard it is not to be scrawny in Hollywood. Actually, they make some good points. Read the Romola Garai bit here, and the Jennifer Lawrence bit here.

4. In bravo-good-sir news, Jim C. Hines (fantasy novelist) is pissed off about how men pose on fantasy and sci-fi covers. Also romance novel covers. Basically all the books. Because there is no way this isn’t weird. He also did a series on female poses, but I find the male ones more interesting because of the lack of objectification. Anyway, check it out here.

5. In good-to-point-out news, Comicmix has a good article talking about male body image and how the overmusclification of superheroes, especially young ones, could be a very bad thing for us as a culture. See it here.

6. And, finally, in fabulous-geek-affirmation news, have a fabulous geek affirmation from Felicia Day and Jed Whedon.

That’s it for this week! Tune in tomorrow at 2pm PDT for Crossover Appeal. See you back here on Monday!


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