Just a brief note: together with Alyssa Franke of Whovian Feminism, we came up with a panel about gender-mixing in science fiction and fantasy for Gallifrey One, the Doctor Who convention in LA. It was well received! I’ll write my own thoughts on it (and give appropriate shout-outs to my co-panelists and our moderator) later, … Continue reading You Just Got Holtzmanned! on SyFy Wire
Advances in Science & Conservation GHOSTS GRAVITIONAL WAVES ARE REAL!!! Thanks, risktaking science. I hope you can stick around… Pandas off the endangered species list Measles declared eradicated in North & South America First solar-powered airport in Africa opens (George Airport in South Africa–and note: The only other solar-powered airport in the world is in … Continue reading Saving Graces of 2016
Last time, I promised you some actual peer-reviewed academic research on romance novels, but then I immediately undermined both the words “peer-reviewed” and “academic.” Let’s get started right away by looking at “Love Means Never Having to be Careful: The Relationship Between Reading Romance Novels and Safe Sex Behavior”, in the Psychology of Women Quarterly. The … Continue reading The Kids These Days and the Novels: 2 Stoning 2 Romance
Picture yourself at a yard sale on a weekend morning. You can find used furniture, clothes and toys from kids who left home for college a few decades ago, some kitchen gadgets that were “As seen on TV” back in the 1980s, and so on. But what really has your spidey sense screaming is a … Continue reading The Kids These Days and the Novels: Stoning the Romance
Erin, Abby, Patty, & Holtzmann Friends & good causes > isolation & unrewarding work Strength in numbers Women need to watch out for each other Follow your passions, one way or another, even if other people think you’re odd As long as you can find a way to get by–even if it your office is in … Continue reading Everything I need to know in life I learned from Ghostbusters
Apparently some people believe that nothing can be good unless a guy says so. I’m a guy. I’m saying so. More specifically… We came. We saw. We laughed our asses off. It was like the earlier films, but it was not the earlier films. There were plenty of references to the 1984 and 1989 films … Continue reading Ghostbusters 2016: It’s Good, and I’m a Guy, So You Have to Believe Me!
The world is WAY overstocked with films featuring cool guys and useless women. It can handle one that’s the other way around.
We’re not back at work quite yet, which is why we’re posting so many links. Things will calm down soon! For today, though, we’ve got a bunch of space and science links, more Star Wars stuff, some Neko Atsume fan art, a couple of fun videos, and a bunch more.