Friday link roundup 8/12

A fascinating article about sperm whale culture and dialects.

“Here’s the problem with female protagonists: There aren’t enough of them.” This post explores biases and statistics. Maybe I should go see how many of the books I own have female protagonists.

In Olympic coverage commentary this year (and almost certainly in years past), there have been references to women athletes that put more emphasis and credit on the men in their lives, as well as their other roles, than on their athletic performances.

On the Olympic swimmer on the refugee team who swam other refugees in a boat to safety.

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