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September 21st-27th marks Bisexual Awareness Week (the one week of the year where we assume corporeal form before Brigadooning back into the hetero mists), and to celebrate, artist Kris Anka posted a lovely sketch on Twitter of some of comics' bisexual heroes.
Brian Michael Bendis' All-New X-Men #40 just came out today, but it's already been the subject of intense scrutiny after pages leaked to Tumblr earlier this week revealed a scene in which Jean Grey forces Iceman (Bobby Drake) to admit he's gay.
And you should be watching it.
Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor) was already a tremendously written and performed female character, bucking the typical archetypes for leading ladies, particularly ones on The CW. She is courageous, clinical and kind-hearted, while also being vulnerable and, at times, lethal. She's the brain of the show team, the one who's always trying to keep her people one step ahead of any looming threat. She's a badass.
Catwoman #39 was released yesterday and confirmed what many fans have guessed over the years about everyone’s favorite cat burglar.
There's a lot to unpack about FOX's Gotham, and most of it ain't good. Leaving aside Donal Logue's long-suffering Bullock and Robin Lord Taylor's delightfully sinister Penguin, Gotham is a mess of paint-by-numbers plotlines and unsubtle winks to the Bat-canon. Many of these aspects of the show had some potential, but nearly all were squandered—and none more than the sad tale of Barbara Kean, the latest in a long line of bisexual characters thrown under the bus by network TV.
We've brought you stories about some of the more interesting techniques animals will go to to improve, even slightly, their chances at breeding. Heck, you barely need us for that -- head down to your local watering hole any Friday night and you'll no doubt get to glimpse folks going to some lengths for the chance to land a mate, even (or especially) just for one evening. A study published online today in the journal Biology Letters
suggests that we may have a winner in the "weird ways to get freaky" sweepstakes, though. Researchers studying the Atlantic molly, a small tropical fish related to the guppy, found that some smaller, less dominant examples of Atlantic molly manhood have developed a curious mating tactic -- to improve their chances of breeding with a female, they will first copulate with other males to demonstrate their sexual fitness.
It's been two years now since Google unveiled Instant Search, so long, in fact, that I couldn't remember what it was called anymore. Lets have a refresher: two years ago Google changed the way they display search results from waiting for you to press enter before showing a static page, to displaying a constantly refreshing page of guesses based on the characters you'd typed in so far. The problem with this that many people immediately raised was that nobody was going to want to search for words like "sextillion," "pork," or "book," seeing as how those words share initial letters with "sex," "porn," and "boobs."
No worries, Google had a plan for that: certain words would not call in the instant search function, and instead would require folks to press enter to see anything other than a blank page. These words would offer no autocorrects, no suggested searches, and feature no results. Which seemed reasonable until Instant Search was rolled out, revealing that included on that list of words was "lesbian," and "bisexual," but not, for example, "ex-gay."
It's taken two years, but BiNet
says they've managed to get Google to rescind its policy on "bisexual" as a term that does not work with Instant Search.