Leading Lady Links: Divergent and Fantasy Sexism

March 24, 2014 Leading Lady Links Comments (0) 12

First up today for all you lady gamers out there is your Fairy Gamer Momma by jakface. Ever been accused of being a fake geek girl? Gamer Momma’s got your back. I’ve always wanted someone like this in my life, and I’m elated to know people have actually met women like this. Click the image for the full comic!

Gamer Momma

Next up, an oldie but a goodie. Visit Tor.com to unpack historically authentic sexism – you know, that bullshit excuse misogynist writers use to explain why all their lady characters suck. Here’s one of my favorite quotes just to get you started.

“History is not a long series of centuries in which men did all the interesting/important things and women stayed home and twiddled their thumbs in between pushing out babies, making soup and dying in childbirth.

History is actually a long series of centuries of men writing down what they thought was important and interesting, and FORGETTING TO WRITE ABOUT WOMEN. ” – Tansy Rayner Roberts

For more gaming news, Twitch Plays Pokemon – As a Girl! I wasn’t watching the stream when the decision went down – but it is an interesting occurrence in group gaming. It might mean something, it might mean nothing we’ll just have to see if any religions come out of it.

Queen-Country-comicFans of Greg Rucka, Ellen Page, and strong female characters rejoice! The Fox adaptation of Queen and Country finally has a director! Hopefully this means that the series will continue developing at a nice speed, and we’ll get to see the live-action version of this graphic novel shortly.

Newsarama caught up with Melanie Hutchison – voice actor of the famous Clementine from Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead. Season 2 Clementine was off the hook, although I can’t help but wonder why we suddenly have multiple young orphan girls as protagonists in Zombie games.

If Divergent seemed like a bit of a Hunger Games rip-off to you (it’s definitely inferior in my opinion) check out Linda Holmes’ discussion on “Not So ‘Divergent’ The Cookie Cutter Nonconformist”. In other words – how nonconforming characters repeat and conform to each other.

Finally, Fox has debuted the second full-length trailer of X-Men: Days of Future Past. For your viewing pleasure:

Did you catch the new appearances?

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