This Week in Words – 31/08-06/09/2013

Hello! This is going to be the first of what I hope will be a weekly feature in which I link you to all the fun, interesting, relevant or moving stuff I read on the internet in the past week. Despite the title, it doesn’t necessarily have to be particularly wordy to end up here – just notable. So here you go!

Fictional bad girls are back with a vengeanceThe Guardian. Jane Bradley writes about the endurance of the morally ambiguous (or downright reprehensible) female protagonist in young adult literature.

GaymerX Co-Creator Kayce Brown: On Being a Girl Gaymer in a Male-Dominated WorldAdvocate. Exactly what it says on the tin! Robbie Imes interviews Kayce Brown on her gaming life and creating GaymerX.

Science fiction is no longer a boys’ clubSalon. Ghezal Hamidi on the rise of female-led science fiction franchises.

Batwoman writers depart DC Comics after lesbian superhero’s wedding is ‘prohibited’The Independent. Sad news: JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman leave DC after they are forbidden from depicting Kate Kane’s wedding to fiancĂ©e Maggie Sawyer.

Power Couples With Super Powers Out. To combat DC’s bad decisions: seventeen superpowered queer couples, with pictures!

If I can be permitted to end on a sombre note: For Seamus Heaney on 2nd September, 2013Charles Causley News Blog. One of many tributes to Seamus Heaney, the late, great Irish poet, who died this week at the age of 74.


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