- Via The Frisky, a New Jersey Catholic high school asked its students to take a pledge that they wouldn’t swear. But only half its students. The girl half. Because they “want ladies to act like ladies” and set a good example for the boys. Oh, for fu—
- My Brother’s Book, the last book by late Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak, is coming out tomorrow. “A combination of poetry and drawings, this new book is seen as a tribute to Sendak’s brother Jack and as a farewell to his audience.” Stop it, Paste, I did not need these feels.
- Via Twitter, Neil Gaiman lets us know about A Calendar of Tales, a new series of twelve stories written by Gaiman but inspired and illustrated by you. Yes, you! Find out more about how you can collaborate with Gaiman here.
- Comics Alliance’s Joseph Hughes writes about the lack of black writers in the comic book industry.
- Tim Hanley writes about the connection between the original Wonder Woman and Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime show. Are they empowering for women? Yes. But aimed at a male audience? Also yes. And that’s OK.
- Lindsay Cross at Mommyish writes about how peer pressure made her five-year-old daughter stop wanting “boy toys” for her birthday.
- “I’m a black female cosplayer and some people hate it” by Chaka Cumberbatch at xoJane.
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