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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: May the Dwarves Be With You


Two franchises. One t-shirt. (GeekAlerts)

Via Poorly Dressed (which I take objection to, as I love a good pun-based cosplay), here’s Iron Man. Literally.

  • Say you’re a lady who wants to get some guy—friend, boyfriend, brother, whatever—into comics, but they’re just not feeling it. Lucky for you, DC Women Kicking Ass has assembled (ba-doom-tiss) this handy list of Five Titles to Get a Dude into Comics.
  • Remember how scientists said that the Curiosity rover found something “earthshaking”? A NASA spokesperson has since downgraded “earthshaking” to “interesting.” *sigh*  At least they’ve let us down easy. (BoingBoing)


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  • Gloria Yip

    I think I saw that Willow thing a while ago … but it was Dad Will making the defence, pointing out it was a way to show his daughter that she owns her body. I am SO into that. It honestly makes no sense to me how much some parents are invested in the details of their children’s appearance, like fuss over a boy having long hair (and so looking “like a girl” … because that’s bad?) or girls having long hair when it’s often not practical.

    When I was a kid, my mom kept my hair to a bob (she cut it herself, as a hairdresser) and told me why — it was easier to take care of and also minimized the chance of me catching lice from other kids. I was free to grow it out … IF I promised to brush it myself. Of course I didn’t. Pretty awesome lesson, I think.

  • Anonymous

    I love their reasoning for it, too. To own your body.
    I know that I’ve made the decision to let my kids do what they want with their hair or whatever (provided they take care of it), because I’m at a point in my life now where I can’t do what I want with my appearance and also have a job. So they’re kids. What difference does it make?