Since we record a new show every two weeks, on off weeks we do a link roundup of things we've read and want to share. Here's what's on tap this week.
- When Kelly Sue DeConnick does events, if you want a picture with her, you have to make duckface with her. This reached peak amazing at Dragon*Con this past weekend, when she met Rep. John Lewis.
- Look, what have you done for feminism lately? Not as much as Beyoncé, I'll tell you that.
- Over at Slate, there's a fascinating article about the rules governing the order of adjectives in English language sentences: [T]hinking about how adjectives work may bounce you to an epistemological Zen state, wherein you can contemplate amid flutes what it means to partake of Redness and whether former child actress means something different from child former actress. Adjectives are where the elves of language both cheat and illumine reality.
- Your guide to the literary Muppets. (Becca, however, wants her outrage documented: they left off the Muppet Frog Prince, the entirety of which you can watch right here.)
- Comics Alliance looks at the competition between Marvel and DC for female fans: Young women are easily the single biggest growth market for comics publishers.
- Playboy has a flowchart about whether you should catcall a woman, and we can find no disagreement. What is this world.
- As you probably already know, someone leaked a number of famous women's private photographs, and our response has been super fucked up. Scott Mendelson at Forbes has it right: these photos aren't a "scandal," they're a sex crime. And at Vox, Kelsey McKinney has a great piece about being a woman with nude photos of herself on her phone: The response to these pictures is terrifying. It is a perfect, encapsulated reminder that your body can be used as a weapon against you. That slut-shaming is so prevalent and accepted in this culture that you could lose your job, or your boyfriend, or your credibility if a photo you once took was stolen from you — and then you will be the one blamed for it.
- Look at this fucking amazing embroidery by Chloe Giordano.
- This girl's stacking a mad bread motif all up in this text. Thug Notes takes on The Hunger Games.