Friday News Bites: Loretta Lynch, Calbuco Volcano, SCIENCE! + More

If you need a reason to eat ALL the cheese, then this is the Friday News Bites for you. Let’s get started:

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Superhero Sexism: Damsel in Distress Undies and Pink Wonder Woman

Summertime is superhero season. The blockbusters hit the theaters, themed birthday parties are thrown, and merchandise is everywhere. If you happen to be a girl, your superhero-themed merchandise is limited to female characters. If you’re lucky, you get access to all characters, but they’re covered in pink or glitter or shiny and come in a cute, babydoll fit. Unless you’re at Target. Then you get PINK Wonder Woman and Damsel in Distress Avengers underwear. I’ll wait a minute for you to finish rage-flailing. Read More Superhero Sexism: Damsel in Distress Undies and Pink Wonder Woman

What Stories Can You Never Get Enough Of?

Contains not very recent spoilers for Sherlock, Supernatural, Harry Potter, and uh, It’s a Wonderful Life. And the Bible. Read More What Stories Can You Never Get Enough Of?

The Contemporary Religion of Fandom

The other day I came across this quote from Joss Whedon:

“I guess the thing that I want to say about fandom is that it’s the closest thing to religion there is that isn’t actually religion.” Read More The Contemporary Religion of Fandom

What It’s Like To Track Every Minute of My Week

I have a full-time job, I pursue my own writing projects, and I make some quilts. Nonetheless, I kill a lot of time.

I rarely cook. I don’t exercise regularly. I don’t have much of a social life, unless you count the Internet, which I sort of do. The house is usually a mess. Sometimes I lose several hours on a Saturday researching some topic about which I do not need to know. Read More What It’s Like To Track Every Minute of My Week

Avengers Redux: The Women of “Avengers Assemble!”

I can’t promise this is going to be what we call a “critical review.” None of us are here for a critical review, anyway. You’re here because, whether or not you know it yet, Avengers Assemble! is SO FUCKING AWESOME and everyone should see it. I’ve seen it twice already and I’m going again next week.

So I won’t spend a lot of time on the plot or the main character conflicts or anything, because, seriously, I don’t want to spoil even a little bit of the film for anyone. Read More Avengers Redux: The Women of “Avengers Assemble!”

Fallaces Sunt Rerum Species: A Non-Fangirl’s Guide To The Women Of “The Avengers”

I never read comic books as a kid, and up until December, the only Avengers I had ever heard of were John Steed and Mrs. Peel. Last July, though, Mr. Brum dragged me to go see Captain America… and now I’m kind of hooked. A lot of that hooked-ness had to do with Agent Peggy Carter and how badass she was (more on that later). Now that the super-charged Avengers Assemble is on its way to theatres this week, my college decided to show all five pre-films back to back, last Sunday. I watched all of them. It was awesome.  Read More Fallaces Sunt Rerum Species: A Non-Fangirl’s Guide To The Women Of “The Avengers”