Bored at work? Check out these links of great interest!
Want to know more about the ongoing conversation about triggers in fanfic? Here is a summary of some of the prior conversations about this issue. Metafandom remains a great resource for further conversations of this ilk. This is a follow-up to last week’s posting, where SBQR pointed out the ablist stance Zvi was taking.
The Transformers race-fail continues. One of the actors comments here that the directors directed him problematically.
Laura Miller at Salon praises the heroines of urban fantasy, and describes the pitfalls facing heroines of this genre. I <3 her discussion of Anita Blake. Also, I haven’t seen much talk about class and the way this genre engages with it. :ponders:
ThePrettyYear has a great post up about bra sizes. YES.
Kali921 discusses the mixed reception of Grant Morrison’s Young Heroes.
SomeSoldiersMom talks about sexual assault in the military.
Darkmatter has a fascinating article up on Wessie Ling’s recent fashion shows.
Persepolis 2.0 offers a graphic summation of the recent electoral controversy in Iran.
Maira Kalman talks about her visit to Monticello. I am displeased with her poo-pooing of Jefferson’s racism.
Dan Savage reports on a recent raid at a gay bar in Fort Worth.
Below are some links that are NOT safe for work! They’re just of great interest.