Critical Linking: August 24, 2016

Netflix is teaming up with CBC to stream their adaption of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables, an eight-episode drama titled Anne.

Ohhh fun! 

 

I want to yell at authors to give their female characters more interesting, dynamic arcs. I want to climb up onto my soapbox and ask why it is that female characters can be subject to sexual violence but not physical violence; and then I want to answer my own question with my lips on the microphone: it’s because beating a woman is taboo, but raping her isn’t.

A convincing call for less sexual violence in science fiction and fantasy.

 

Matt Bissonette, a former Navy Seal that wrote a book detailing the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, must pay the government around $6.6 million, everything he has earned from the book proceeds.

Whoops.

 

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