A day in the life of an empowered female character: “Now she was wearing a pretty dress but combat boots underneath it, and she also had a gun, to fight sexism.”
National Geographic recruited a team of PhD-holding, spelunking paleontologists – who all happen to be women – to retrieve prehistoric bones from a cave in South Africa. AWESOME. (And apparently they’re all size 0, because one of the requirements for the job was being able to fit into 18-cm spaces. That’s 7 inches! Gives me the heebie-jeebies just thinking about it!)
Om nom, breakfast around the world!
This article generated some discussion on Facebook: it argues that the “Hunger Games” movies – and all forthcoming female-led franchises – owe their success to “Twilight.” What do you think?
Hey, are you on Goodreads? Let’s be friends!
Speaking of nerdy things, who all saw “The Day of the Doctor” yesterday? What did you think?? I got sweet TARDIS knee socks and an awesome commemorative mug, which is already more than enough to make me happy.