What I’ve Been Reading, August ’13

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A perfect description of introverts!  Any abusive people will get referred to this comic from now on:

And here are some links to blog posts I’ve enjoyed this month.  :)

This honest trailer for Joel Schumacher’s ‘Batman & Robin’ reminds us why this movie killed the franchise

On Internet Friends and In-Person Friends, Or As They Are More Commonly Known, “Friends”. http://www.themarysue.com/on-internet-friends-and-in-person-friends-or-as-they-are-more-commonly-known-friends/

As a Whovian, I was very excited to hear about Peter Capaldi playing the 12th Doctor!  Here’s The Mary Sue’s take on the casting.  I personally am thoroughly enjoying all the YouTube/gifset mash-ups of Malcolm Tucker shouting at Daleks and Cyberman; that’ll see me through to Christmas. 

Revenge porn is a frightening and disgustingly misogynistic internet phenomenon.  Feminist blog The F Word wrote a great post about it last month, which you can read here.

Did you hear about the #twittersilence thing that happened about 3 weeks ago?  A number of prominent female twitter users, notably spearheaded by Caitlin Moran, left twitter for a whole day as a response to Twitter’s poor handling of misogynistic trolling and bullying.  Feministing wrote an excellent article about why responding to abuse with silence doesn’t work.

I’m loving the Letter Writers Alliance blog right now!  Here’s a great article of theirs on the etiquette of replying to penpal letters.

Thoughts On The Death of Books and The Emptiness of Technology, via @themarysue http://feedly.com/k/174XSre 

This article really resonated with me and my friends – on why women should try not to first and only compliment each other’s appearance.

What men mean when they talk about their “crazy” ex-girlfriend: http://girlsgetbusyzine.tumblr.com/post/57698005652/what-men-mean-when-they-talk-about-their-crazy

I love love love this.  Soc Images blogs about a great example of the way that women, but not men, are sexualized in our society.  In this case it’s a series of American Apparel ads.  I know, low hanging fruit. This example is extra great, though.

Have you ever wondered why heart attack victims on TV and film are always male? The answer is incredibly interesting! http://monaeltahawy.tumblr.com/post/57830364188/except-you-cant-show-a-topless-woman-on-tv-and

I found this great comic on conversations about sexual harassment on twitter the other week, check it out!

Salem Saberhagen is my hero.

This article is a bit old now, but really fucking good – on why Ross Geller from Friends was a total ‘Nice Guy’ creep.

This is why it might not be a good idea to assume that people who use rape threats online don’t mean it:

What have you been reading this month?

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