This week, as always, we have quite the assortment. The highlight is probably a grandma who excels at World of Warcraft. talk about breaking stereotypes!
We have tweeted the original video before and are definitely encouraging people to support the Girl Scouts. Unlike their less tolerant brethen, The Boys Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts have been making progressive moves to reach out to LGBT girls. One troop in Colorado recently admitted a transgirl, which sparked a protest via YouTube video. This article from Jezebel is an eloquently written letter expressing how hurtful and misleading the video is to the transcommunity.
This month, Ms. the magazine turns forty. Managing editor, Suzanne Braun Levine, looks back at how far we've come since the 1970s but how far we've yet to go.
New York Magazine discusses the disturbing trend in freshman sitcoms, including the infamous Work It, to use rape jokes for a cheap laugh.
This is a big year for cinema featuring lesbians in the lead roles: Albert Nobbs, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, and the oft-praised (even by Meryl Streep at the Globes here folks) film Pariah. The author looks at why 2011 brought out such creativity from that community and gives a bit more information on Codependent... which is just about the most interesting title for a movie I've read in years.
Title says it all. At seventy, Marthazon is a guildmaster and high level player for WoW. She even talks about how the game has helped her and her seventy-two yeard old husband keep sharp in retirement.