Dear White Feminists, You Cannot Afford to Ignore Women Of Color Any Longer [xoJane]

We’re getting more than a little tired of having us and our issues ignored unless they happen to dovetail with what you find important.

Twitter User Criticizes J.K. Rowling for “Her Homosexual Wizard,” Gets Ass Handed to Him [The Mary Sue]

This Saturday, Twitter user and probable Death Eater @halfelven55ff responded to a tweet J.K. Rowling made way back in May by criticizing the author for exposing what he refers to as “Dumbledore’s deviant lifestyle.” But beware, oh ye who underestimate Rowling’s political savvy and Klout Score!

LGBTQ Bookstores Are Dying Out, Unless We Do More To Support Them [xoJane]

Last year, customers of Giovanni’s Room, the oldest LGBTQ bookstore in the country, learned that if its owner and co-founder Ed Horace didn’t procure a buyer, the Philadelphia mainstay would be closing. Although the bookstore eventually closed in May, it announced that a buyer was interested. With an agreement on the horizon, Giovanni’s Room will hold its grand opening on October 10th through 12th.
Yesturday, I received TALES OF EARTHSEA by Ursula K. Le Guin from the Book Depository. I’m slowly but surely getting my hands on the entire #Earthsea Cycle. #books #bookhaul #bookdepository

Yesturday, I received TALES OF EARTHSEA by Ursula K. Le Guin from the Book Depository. I’m slowly but surely getting my hands on the entire #Earthsea Cycle. #books #bookhaul #bookdepository

Can We Enjoy Problematic Media And Recognize It As Problematic At The Same Time? [xoJane]

How do you confront problematic media? Are you zero-tolerance or a concientious consumer of Bad Things?

Warner Bros. Officially Wants A Supergirl TV Series From The Arrow Guy [io9]

We heard the rumor, but now it’s official — Warner Bros. TV has greenlit a Supergirl to be executive produced by Arrow mastermind Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler, who made No Ordinary Family with him. I’d say this make the odds of Supergirl joining Arrow and The Flash on The CW not insignificant.

Hate from Sexist Gamer Bros Can't Stop the Work of Feminist Gamers [Bitch Media]

According to widely circulated study from the Entertainment Software Association, women now outnumber teenage boys among the ranks of videogame players. That’s despite the fact that many best-selling video games still notoriously rely on tired, hyper-masculine narratives with women as little more than a scantily-clad garnish on a hearty meal of combat scenes and weapon upgrades.

Six Leading Ladies of Shonen Anime Part 2: The 21st Century [The Mary Sue]

We’re continuing our look at dynamic leading ladies from anime and manga aimed towards boys, this time getting into more modern stories. Here there be monsters! Lots of monsters. Shonen is defined as anime and manga aimed towards preteen or teenage boys. A lot of the genre is thought of as being shirtless guys wrestling each other and comparing power levels (Example: Dragonball Z). It is true that shonen typically has male main characters, but there are some examples of shonen with dynamic leading ladies.

Even worse than seeing women’s privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy.
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) September 1, 2014
Today I received THE OTHER WIND by Ursula K. LeGuin from the Book Depository #Earthsea #bookhaul

Today I received THE OTHER WIND by Ursula K. LeGuin from the Book Depository #Earthsea #bookhaul