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Kara’s Malfunction

Kara’s Malfunction

So many video games ask little from the player in terms of emotional engagement, and that’s great if I just want to use plants to defend my house from zombies. But there are games that require added attention and these games [...]

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Martha Jones, Defender of the Earth

Martha Jones, Defender of the Earth

No companion on Doctor Who doesn’t get dissected and analyzed and criticized again and again, but no companion catches more flak from the fandom than the one and only Martha Jones. Even before becoming an avid Whovian, I noticed the hatred [...]

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Mafalda: A Girl’s Literary Role Model

Mafalda: A Girl’s Literary Role Model

Female literary role models for girls at a young age are hard to come by. At least, that was the case for me when I was growing up in Puerto Rico. The books I had contact with were stories in [...]

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Top 5 Female Heroes in YA Novels

Top 5 Female Heroes in YA Novels

Every time I turn around, there’s a new young adult novel with a female hero in the fantasy and adventure section at the bookstore I work in. It’s not a bad thing – except that many of these “heroes” aren’t [...]

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