Friday Links is Dressed Like a ReindeerDecember 14th, 2012 at 15:25
It was school final assembly day today! I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to three year old Jem being at school in an assembly with me NOT having a toddler younger sibling to juggle madly in order to hear an hour or so of children singing and playing xylophones in Santa hats. I brought three kinds of snacks, people! And it wasn’t ENOUGH.
But never mind that, on with the links.
One of the last reviews (I presume) on the ASif site is Tehani talking about her thoughts on Chicks Unravel Time. Spoilers, she loved it! I am so looking forward to introducing her to black and white Who now that talk of Jamie and his kilt has lured her in.
Our friend (and fellow Who blogger) David McDonald has written his own piece of pop culture commentary: a great post about Worzel Gummidge over at Cult Britannia, a site I had never known existed but will be spending a lot of time at in the near future. Worzel Gummidge, people! Remember him?
The big news of the week was Gail Simone’s unceremonious (and unwarranted) firing off the successful Batgirl title. Much anger and upset about this online but the basics are covered by this article on the Mary Sue.
Also on the Mary Sue, a discussion of proposed rules to ensure gender parity in the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Bitch Magazine looks at the sexist comments made by Bret Easton Ellis towards Oscar-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow.
Rather more positively, check out the Daily Life list of 20 greatest moments for women – I forsee lots of nominees for the Galactic Suburbia award in this slideshow! it mostly has an Australian angle to it but also includes a few international phenomena, and generally makes you feel that yes, things CAN get better.
This link via my Mum: NITV, a channel of indigenous television, available now free to air. One of those gobsmackingly important things that makes you wonder why this wasn’t done twenty years ago. I’m particularly excited about the kids show lineup. Good on SBS & the government for making this happen (though, seriously, TWENTY YEARS AGO).
Jonathan Strahan provides an easy list of links to the first couple of months of free fiction at Eclipse Online – bookmark, read and enjoy!
Speaking of bookmarking, reading & enjoying, a belated link to the latest Downunder Feminist Carnival. So much linky goodness!
An interesting piece on The Huffington Post takes on the idea that we need to teach young men to read and appreciate books with female heroes in them.