"Every Argument About “Buffy” On The Internet, From 1998 Until Now". [The Toast]
Via Twitter: "We visit the brand-new Disney store for grown-up women in Tokyo’s Harajuku【Photos】".
A guest post by justira at ladybusiness: "Mockingjay Part 1 Misses Opportunities for Rich Metatextual Interplay with PTSD".
At Tor.com, Kate Elliott wrote "Writing Women Characters as Human Beings". I've seen this linked by many people and finally got to its open tab, and it's fantastic.
Also at Tor.com, an older post from Kameron Hurley: "I Love Writing Books, So I Need to Get Better at Writing Them".
Chuck Wendig addresses the question of "Should You Quit Writing?"
"Advice for Raising a Daughter". [The Toast/The Butter]
At Films For Action, "10 Words Every Girl Should Learn" is a fairly short read on how men's voices and experiences are prioritized, and it's full of supporting links from.a variety of sources, which I like.
Via Facebook: "Princess Shaming".
Via sovay, batmansymbol's "Thus Spake Carly Rae", a parody of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe"...as narrated by Friedrich Nietzsche.
At The Toast, Mallory Ortberg is writing a series of fairy tale retellings called "Children's Stories Made Horrific". I had the obvious initial response when I saw she'd written one for "The Little Mermaid" ("...it's not horrific enough?!"), but it's marvelous.
jimhines posted The Advice Checklist.
Via alisanne, "Beyond Potstickers: Around the World in Dumplings". (Ahhh, gorgeous photo of a Haam sui gok. One of my favorite, favorite things, and alas, nearly every menu in Halifax where they're offered translates their name completely differently. It's embarrassing that I haven't yet learned to recognize them by the hanzi so I can point when trying someplace new.)
Via leahbobet, "In Favor of One's Time" is a lovely read. "I've been thinking about how sometimes there's this thing that happens. If you are a certain kind of person - maybe a decent observer of others, maybe a little too sensitive, a little in love with the unfolding of being in love - you can sometimes lose track of your own wanting. It's not your fault or anything, it just goes on. [...] If you give over too much room, the ideas that other people have about where you fit (into their lives, into the world) can start to rewire your own. I have, in the past, watched as men I thought I loved spoke to other women, ones who were beautiful and brilliant and interesting, and felt paralyzed by a panic that moved through me like poison but whose origins I would've at the time been hard-pressed to name. I've watched women on stages playing guitars and ached so hard to be them that my wanting could short out the room; I have watched women bend light and stop time with their bare hands and still somehow wasted myself wondering what the dude I was with was thinking about them, or what he thought I lacked in comparison. The mystery of your own enormous, incomplete desire can be as endless and crucial as dogs or smoking or night, but if you're not ready to face it head-on, sometimes you put other people in its path."
--"Meet The Woman Who Sold A Million Copies Of Her Coloring Books For Adults".
--"Life Gets Awesome When You Opt Out".
--"How to Program Your Mind to Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need".
--How to make giant pancakes in a rice cooker.
--"31 Ways You Can Reorganize Your Life With Dollar Store Stuff".