I mentioned that I have an extensive reader. In the two weeks I hardly went online, a lot of things have come together. I bookmarked the links I wanted to pass on, thinking that maybe I will make a post for each. But seeing as I already have posts prescheduled till Tuesday and most of the things are pretty self-explanatory anyway, this will be one collective post for collected links. Enjoy!
Speaking of Orson Scott Card: he also writes crap about homosexuals for the Mormon Times. [And here’s the proper rebuttal, thoroughly researched, from Feminist SF.]
And while we’re on that issue, I really liked this (again Alas, a blog):
A California Court has ruled that proposition 8 — which, if passed, will change the California constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry — can be officially described as: “Changes California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry.”
On a slightly different note: I read this enraged review on The Dark Knight (and here’s Part Two) [Watch out, spoilers included]. Unfortunately, she’s right about the points she raises, but personally, I didn’t find them that enraging.
Anyway, continuing on this topic, did you know the Mo Movie Measure? The rules are that you should only watch movies who satisfy these three criteria:
1. There has to be two women in it, who
2. talk to each other
3. about something else than a man.
I would even go so far and add another rule by saying that both women should have a name. It’s frightening, really, how few movies pass this “test”.
Speaking of sexist trends in movies, the Manic Pixie Dream Girlfriend is driving me insane.
So, yeah, that’s it for today.