“It’s pretty common for a younger man to take up the mantle of an older male superhero, a younger woman to take up the mantle of a female hero, or even for a younger woman to sort of take up a male hero’s mantle but then feminize the name. What’s happening here is much less common. While Thor is the most high-profile example of this, it’s not the first. Here are some of my favorite examples of this happening before.”
Y’all are on beaches or in cars road tripping through beautiful mountains or on horses or traversing cities I’ve never been to and ugh, JEALOUS! But not so jealous that I’m not gonna halp a queermo out.
Some people need more dating apps in their life; some need less.
The Lumberjanes are back! This time they have to deal with mysterious forest apes, campers from the near-by boy’s camp and a whole lot more. We also exclusively have the complete, official playlist from this issue!
Among STEM Ph.D. holders, women and black people are leaving the field in disproportionate numbers. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to connect the dots: sexism and racism strike again, to the detriment of everyone.
It seems like every time I go to buy cat litter, a vendor is urging me to connect via Facebook. In a digital world that constantly wants to authenticate your identity via social media, I can definitely see the appeal of anonymous secret apps.
“I just wanted to say that I LOVE your short hair.”
This week I thought I’d light a fire, pour out some drinks and get up close and personal. Let’s take a look at the comics I reserve each month at my local comic shop, shall we?
And also it’s mega-challenging. Like for real, mega-hard. My love for this game far outweighs my skill at this game.
“But you picked last time!!!”
Amy T. Falcone’s webcomic “Clique Refresh” reminds us all just how great online friendships can be while taking us on a wild adventure.
“Start-up culture is odd. There’s a lot that I struggle with — it’s not something particularly designed for anyone who isn’t already privileged. It’s hard to go into it without a safety net. There’s a certain element of romanticizing struggle that is hard to internalize as a woman, a queer woman, and/or a woman of color. “
In which we talk about Pride and activism.
Dattch is offering our readers the chance to win a pretty sweet setup for the most intense day of NYC Pride. They’re offering VIP tickets to one of the biggest Pride parties in the USA, plus a gorgeous hotel room to crash in afterwards.
Team Girl Comic #10 is a cool compilation of comics by women featuring a wide variety of styles and stories for all kinds of people. Plus, they’re having a cool launch party this Thursday in Glasgow!
I’m so over lists reinforcing the idea that a women’s primary value is as an aesthetic object — but actually, I think McMullen has successfully combated that here. Yes, these women are being described as “sexy,” but it’s an inclusive, stereotype-busting sexy.
Let’s talk about python. I picked python for our gentle programming introduction because when you squint really hard it allllllmost looks like regular English.
“That jerk! You won that co-op in the breakup!”
I’m rarely (never?) interested in cars, but Tesla’s announcement just made the field a lot more interesting. So that’s something.
“I may be preaching to the choir here, but please, everyone, go and buy this comic, go and preorder this comic, go and tell your friends about this comic, go and spread the Lumberjanes gospel.”