Weekly Roundup Grrrl Power Edition
–That’s Ms. Wizard to you. Wired profiles neurophysiologist Dr. Kiki Sanford, who takes “the Mr. Wizard tradition to a sexier place.”
–Girls really are just fine at math and science, thank you. Wired Science’s Dr. Anna Kushnir examines why female scientists go from a 7 to 1 women-to-men ratio in grad school to roughly 1 to 7 in professorships.
–Olympian bodies, mommies edition. Salon Broadsheet highlights how the physical changes after motherhood helped make three Olympians better athletes.
–Women do talk about things other than men and babies. Science Fiction author Charlie Stross ponders Bechdel’s Law. Also, take a gander at io9’s examination of the Bechdel Law (or Ripley’s Law as it were).
–No, she’s not the Keymaster. IO9 Spoilers wonder if there might be a female Ghostbuster in the new movie.
–Boys, reading books about girls won’t give you cooties. In the article “Women Writing Science Fiction: Some Voices from the Trenches” Susan Elizabeth Lyons asks 31 women science fiction writers four questions: when they starting reading SF; how they broke into the genre; what they think has changed since then; and general feedback on gender bias in the genre.
–Grrrl power, indeed. A post wherein John Scalzi talks to his wife.
–Epic awesome. John Ottinger profiles 9 Awesome Heroines of Epic Fantasy.
–Grrrl crush. Salon Broadsheet points out reason no. 678 why Amy Poehler rocks.
–Notice that Wonder Woman is in a class all by herself. IO9 reports on how “a handful of superpowered grrrls stack up to their male counterparts.”
–Hang this right next to your Duran Duran Rio poster. IO9 showcases a “Crazy 1980s ‘New Wave’ Princess Leia Poster.”
–Go kick some writing butt. Romance Divas host a workshop on writing kick-butt characters.
–She’s no regular jilly. Show Me SciFi profiles gunslinger Aileen from Stephen King’s Dark Tower Treachery #2.