Webcrawl Wednesdays: Icebox edition

The temperature in my town has hovered consistently around freezing for the past week. Which means this tropical girl isn’t having a very good time! Still, I managed to thaw my fingers enough to bring you this week’s Webcrawl.

From the department of humans suck, but animals are awesome: Three lions reportedly saved a girl from assault and rape, chasing away her attackers and staying with her until help arrived. I knew The Lion King is my favourite Disney movie for a reason!

Since it’s still January, I’m allowing myself to post one more new-years-resolution related thing, because I think these are pretty great: 20 New Years’ Resolutions for 20-Somethings.

I know next to nothing about American football (including why a game that involves why throwing around a vaguely egg-shaped thing is called FOOTball) but I love this slideshow of female fans with awesome painted faces. Also, go Steelers!

Are you in college/finishing up/recently graduated? Drop whatever you’re doing right now and click over to Mint’s Life After College guide. It’s a great basic guide to getting your life organized after you graduate. Even if this advice doesn’t apply to you any more, you shpuld definitely pass it on to younger friends/relatives and make their lives that much easier. 

As someone who’s struggled with the ‘smart vs pretty’ dichotomy, I cannot say enough good things about The Right Way To Talk To Young Girls About Beauty. Two thumbs up. 

From the Department of Awesome: Disney Princess Superheroes. Note to Disney: You own Marvel, a freaking superhero comics company. Why does this not exist already?


Webcrawl Wednesdays: DC are idiots edition

So I was so wrapped up in my irritation with the knuckleheads over at DC comics that I nearly forgot to post this. Not that I’ve remembered the past three weeks. Er, oops? /blush/

Anyway, here we go!

From gaming site The Border House, a very interesting article on how the current depiction of matriarchies in scifi/fantasy actually reinforces pre-existing patriarchal, sexist stereotypes.

In honour of my recent trip to the US, a look at some very cool Disney-inspired eye makeup. (via CollegeFashion)

This is /almost/ enough to make me wish I had stayed with journalism. Almost. Nearly 100 fantastic pieces of journalism, courtesy the Atlantic. (via longreads)

From the DC, You Utter Idiots file… I can’t believe they passed up Dean Trippe’s pitch for Lois Lane: Girl Reporter. Sounds like just the thing to get a whole new generation of girls into comics. I know I’d pick it up in a heartbeat.

And now, to make myself feel better, two utterly frivoulous links: 

15 Stunningly Dumb Warning Labels, via Forbes. After reading this, I’m surprised we as a race have managed to make it this long without collectively Darwinizing ourselves.

15 Ways to Organise Your Cats, by people who have evidently never heard of the phrase ‘like herding cats…’