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Things We Saw Today: What If This Was Wonder Woman’s Costume?

Things We Saw Today

Dresden Codak‘s Aaron Diaz has five redesigns for popular comic book characters including Wonder Woman (above), Starfire, and Superman (not just costumes, but origins, too). They are thoughtful, appropriate, and super interesting. (at Indistinguishable From Magic)

And here is even more exciting news: This Monday, we are very excited to welcome The Nerdy Bird herself, Jill Pantozzi to our crazy coven of geekery! And that’s pretty nuts, because we’ve been admiring her work from afar for a while now (and we’re super jealous that she has Kevin Conroy on her answering machine). A freelancer for several other sites, including Newsarama (where her column Hey, That’s My Cape! will continue), we’re looking forward to making wonderful nerdwords together. Welcome, Jill!

Also! If you’re interested in getting a free Nokia Sidekick, you’ve only got until the end of the weekend to like our page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

I can’t decide whether this is so meta that it’s awesome … or if I’m just impressed and hungry. (via¬†Blastr)

  • After a campaign by the Feminist Majority Foundation, 130,000 people have signed a petition demanding that the FBI change the definition of “forcible rape,” which does not include the following in the annual Uniform Crime Report: statutory rape, same-sex rape, forced anal or oral sex, rape with an object and victims who are male or transgender. And now, it appears that the country’s top law enforcement organization is listening and will be looking into modernizing the official definition. (via Ms. Magazine)
  • A new study from the University of Basque Country says that mothers are mostly responsible for transferring attitudes about sexism to their children, so have a care, everybody. But there’s a catch: even the author says it might not be the most reliable study:

    The author states that “if we bear in mind that women are the main victims of sexism, it is paradoxical that they are the ones who have a greater influence when it comes to the transference of such damaging attitudes”. However, she goes on to admit that “we are unable to confirm that this relationship is of a cause-effect nature given that our study is not correlational and does not use experimental methodology.”

    (via MedicalXpress)

  • When there is so much dialogue on network and cable TV that is blatantly sexual and graphic, to say nothing of the violence seen on crime procedurals, is it time to admit that letting an f-bomb slip probably wouldn’t be that big of a deal? Some are saying, “F*ck it, let’s just say it.” (at The Week)
  • While everyone follows the hullabaloo surrounding the new DC Universe, some in the comics industry are wondering what’s happening to the women of Marvel? Or, more like, where are the women of Marvel? (via Comics Beat)
  • And, finally, if you’re going to be pregnant this Halloween, here are some costume suggestions for you (that do not include the tried-and-true nun’s habit, because of the whole “see what I did there” element). (via Offbeat Mama)

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