Webcrawl Wednesdays

So my big news is… I got into graduate school! This August, I’ll be heading to the United States for my second Master’s degree at a small private college in California. My new school is one of the best in the world for my subject, AND everyone I’ve met so far is super-nice, so I’m very excited!

 

On that note, here’s a study that shows that taking notes by hand works BETTER than typing them on a computer

 

I had my issues with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but I’m loving this super-long, super-detailed review. [MASSIVE spoiler warning, for the record.]

 

Time for the economy-size boxes of Kleenex, ladies, George Clooney is apparently off the market. While the majority of coverage is, as usual, barf-inducing, I’m loving this Guardian article on the gendered reporting of famous people (like Mr Clooney, and like Jennifer Aniston) getting engaged/married: So ‘debonair’ George has been ‘tamed’, while ‘tragic’ Jen was ‘saved’ – no surprise there

 

And this Open Letter to the Future Mrs Clooney on proving the infamous Princeton Mom wrong is priceless. And proves that there’s hope for the rest of us. 

 

Sexism in geek culture- and especially in comics culture- is a huge, huge problem, especially when misogyny on the internet spills over into real-world threats and harassment. I’m beyond pleased to see Comic Book Resources take a stand and clean out their forums. Comics are for everyone, not just small-minded trolls. 

 

I could rant for days about how much it infuriates me when female celebrities (looking at you, Shailene Woodley) are dismissive of the very feminism that fought to get them all the rights and privileges they enjoy, but here, have this much better written (and less expletive-filled) article instead. 

 

Anyone who has the slightest interest in tech, geekery, or geek culture needs to read this article on WHY geeks are so sexist. I’m not kidding when I say reading it felt like being whacked upside the head by a clue-Mjolnir.

 

For something that does not involve -isms of any kind, important as they are: Honest Company Slogans.

 

And finally, Noah Webster’s failed attempt to change American English into lolcat; or, 26 changes that didn’t catch on.

 

 

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