girl-wonder.org

Because capes aren't just for boys.

Girl-Wonder.org is a collection of sites dedicated to females in mainstream comics. Our goals are to foster an attentive, empowered audience community and to encourage respect and high-quality character depiction within the industry.

I am extremely proud to know the fabulous people behind this project, and demand that even if you're just here for the anthropology and science, go visit Girl-Wonder.org and learn something new. I'm a recent convert to comics, after having scoffed (like maybe 99% of women) that they were claptrap for illiterate boys who needed pictures and sound effects. I WAS SO WRONG.
Superhero comics are AWESOME. They have complex mythology, intricate plots, webs of familial and generational alliances and relationships, angst, joy, hot boys and kickass girls, storylines that weave back decades, and open up a whole bit of your brain for appreciating visual narrative. Sometimes they're not so stellar on the depiction, and characterisation of women, so the GW project is designed to bring attention to that while praising the good.

Go!

science events + weird crustaceans

(I’m sure there’s a pun in there)

Didn’t get a ticket to the Dawkins event next week at LSE (The Selfish Gene: Thirty Years On) as it appears all of London was keen to go also. There’s a video hook-up, so I’ll queue for that if it doesn’t look too arduous. Melvin Bragg (who’s chairing the above) is also doing a TV feature on Twelve Books That Changed The World which’ll feature Richard Dawkins (presumably to talk about Origin), to screen on ITV, Sunday, 23rd April.

On the weird crustacean front, it’s the Fabio Lobster.