Autostraddle discusses the controversy over whether or not Brave's Merida is a lesbian, and why it doesn't matter. The Huffington Post offers a discussion of The Rise of the Female Action Hero, and considers why they are so rare in film.
YA author Meg Cabot writes about "the princess thing" after the release of Brave.
Aliette de Bodard talks about the BBC's Sherlock and The Case of the Invisible Women.
Martin Eden gives us a short history of gay and lesbian superheroes on io9.
YA author Nova Ren Suma talks about chasing ambition as a woman on her blog.