Signal Boost: The ARKH project sounds amazing — it’s a video game prominently featuring women and POC as characters.
If any of you know any Lao American writers or artists, I’m putting together an anthology of Lao American Speculative Arts, with the majority of submissions required by January 31st.
Bryan Thao Worra
:slow clapping for this brilliant teen:
Serial rapist finally charged.
I know! Let’s threaten to rape a teenaged atheist!
Hey, I was wondering if you’d seen the interview with George Lucas on
Monday’s Daily Show, on the new movie Red Tails. Setting aside for a
moment the fact that it is George Lucas, who is a) a rich white dude
and b) responsible for Jar Jar Binks, he’s very blunt about how
Hollywood categorizes any movie with a mostly black cast as “a black
movie” with a limited profit potential, and the larger distributors
won’t touch it. It’s a lot of stuff that Hathor readers are familiar
with, but on a humongous comedy show. The vid’s here.
Basically Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia refuses to perform a
kidney transplant to save a girl’s life because she’s “retarded” and
hence her “quality of life” doesn’t merit the effort of the operation,
even if the family provides the organ themselves.
‘Most runway models meet the BMI criteria for anorexia’, claims
plus-size magazine in powerful comment on body image in the fashion
Here is a very interesting article about how topics like “east meets
west”, sexual assault, slavery and “internal reform v. external
conflict” are dealt with in the Tortall novels compared to A Song of
Ice and Fire.
Should women boxers be required to wear skirts??
THIS IS YOUR WEEK IN GORGEOUS: Check out this Dranei ball jointed doll. <— You’ve got to be a member of LJ and WOW_Ladies to see this post.
From Rucha: A homeless aspiring scientist is a semifinalist in a national competition.
From Bitch Flicks:
An open letter to Pixar discussing the problematic content in their
movies. Unsurprisingly, the comments section is mostly full of trolls
who shit on it.
Shakespeare stays political.
Doctors are advising against telling parents the sex of their baby in
the womb before 30 weeks to prevent sex selection-based abortions.
YAY! We’re in space, y’all!
This is a fascinating discussion
From the Washington Post:
A Catalyst.org study shows that women who are assertive in their jobs
by asking for raises and promotions actually do WORSE than both their
male counterparts and women who just stay put.
From Shakesville’s Today in Fat Hatred post, a Georgia campaign to
shame children from becoming obese:
Also, apparently some French diet guru named Pierre Dukan wants to
give students in the 18~25 BMI range higher marks on their
baccalaureate, which means they’ll only be allowed into college if
they’re sufficiently thin.
The Liminal People is what Heroes SHOULD have been.
What four little girls?
OH MY CHRIST, seriously, Gawker?? Because the Trail of Tears was LOLtastic?
A Softer World on “smiling.”