Weekly round up and open thread, 9th September 2013

// 9 September 2013

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We can’t always cover every story that catches our eye, so this post is to share some of the links we’ve read and found interesting this week. We don’t endorse, or agree with, everything here, we just thought they were worth sharing.

If you have any links or opinions you would like to share, please do so in the comments below.

I hope that provides you with some good start-of-the-week reading fodder, and if you want something more audiovisual, heed this warning about the perils of lesbianity.

[The photograph is a close-up of the inside of a strawberry. It was taken by Andrew Kuznetsov and is used under a Creative Commons Licence]

Comments From You

Saranga // Posted 9 September 2013 at 10:50 am

Re the Batwoman piece –

I think it’s fair to say that the creative team left because of a whole host of editorial problems, one example of many, is that they weren’t allowed to let Batwoman marry her fiancée. However, I honestly don’t believe this is a homophobic decision as DC aren’t letting anyone get married/remain married. They’ve got this new brand thing called the new 52 that has existed for a couple of years and part of that new brand includes the idea that marriage does not offer up exciting storytelling opportunities.

DC have made a lot of mistakes (in my eyes) over the last couple of years, but I don’t think we can call them homophobic, and certainly because of this recent event. I just wanted to explain this because I love comics but I am infuriated by the terrible media coverage of this Batwoman thing – it seems that a lot of comics journalists are using it as an example to bash DC and they are not presenting the facts fairly.

Philippa Willitts // Posted 9 September 2013 at 10:53 am

Thanks, that context is really useful.

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