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  1. Things We Saw Today: Normal Looking ’70s Beast and ?? Wolverine in ?? X-Mansion What Even

    Things We Saw Today

    If X-Men: Days of Future Past doesn't just have time travel elements, but full on time travel shenanigans, I'm all for it. (MTV Splash Page)

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  2. Super Woman Angelina Jolie Describes Her Double Mastectomy In Surprise New York Times Op-Ed

    Today in Boobs

    Angelina Jolie has never been one to sit back and let the world happen around her, so we probably shouldn't have been surprised when news broke of the actress undergoing a double mastectomy as a preemptive move again breast cancer. That's just how she rolls.

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  3. Victoria’s Secret Considering Suggested Breast Cancer Survivor Bras

    Today in Boobs

    We previously told you about the campaign launched by Allana Maiden asking Victoria's Secret to make "survivor bras" to "help breast cancer survivors feel beautiful." Maiden is close to the concerns of those with breast cancer, her mother Debbie Barrett is 21 years cancer free, and hoped a Change.org petition would help urge the company to participate. Yesterday, Allana and her mother delivered the petition to the company's office in New York City and got really positive responses.

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  4. Did Etsy Exploit Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

    And That's Terrible

    As you may already know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lots of different companies and organizations have projects to raise money for various charities but a recent move by Etsy has raised some eyebrows. They sent out an email with the phrase "Show your love to the women in your life with Breast Cancer Awareness Month" but a blogger realized very few of the items listed actually supported a breast cancer charity. 

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  5. New Breast Cancer Social Network Launches For Women

    Today in Boobs

    There doesn't seem to be much press for social networking sites that aren't Facebook these days but that doesn't mean they're the only game in town. MyBCTeam is a new site aimed at women who are dealing with breast cancer. 

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  6. Google Science Fair Winner Brittany Wenger Made a Neural Network That Can Diagnose Breast Cancer

    This Exists... Because of A Lady

    Looking back on high school, I'm often surprised that I graduated with even a modicum of science literacy -- let's just say that my projects usually seemed a bit rushed, which is to say they were entirely completed the night before the due date. But for the teens who competed in this year's Google Science Fair, an annual competition that invites teenagers from around the world to digitally submit their science projects, I think it's safe to say that science is a blessing and an opportunity, and not a curse. Among this year's amazing contestants, grand prize winner Brittany Wenger, a 17-year-old girl from Florida, seems to be stealing the show -- and with her amazing project, a neural network that can diagnose breast cancer with 99.11% accuracy, can you really blame her?

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  7. Marvel Partners With Komen for the Cure to Bring Breast Cancer Awareness to Comics; We Feel Super Conflicted

    Oh Really?

    This February, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation created new grant regulations that seemed to only count when Planned Parenthood was concerned, maintained against all evidence that their defunding of the low-cost health care provider that performs abortion services only 3% of the time and keeps its funds completely separate and transparent was not politically motivated, and then, when it got too hot in the kitchen, backpedaled and refunded the organization while maintaining absolutely no political connection to their actions. And from that point on, we knew it would be a while before we could give Komen the time of day again, and until then they'd need to make some serious no downside, no catch efforts of charity and good work to get there. See, we thought they'd appeal to the mainstream adult in us, the one that does taxes, watches the news, and tries to make ethical purchases. What we didn't expect was for them to appeal to the lady geek in us, with a comprehensive and non-superficial campaign of variant covers and inside advertisements in Marvel comics, as if they were basically coming out and saying: we think comic books are a good marketing space for lady issues. We're not saying they've succeeded. We're just saying: we don't how to feel about it.

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  8. Breast Cancer Survivor Fights To Swim Topless in Public Pool

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    When Jodi Jaecks, a breast cancer survivor who underwent a double mastectomy, decided she would try swimming in order to achieve the level of physical fitness she had before she started chemo, she ran into a bit of a problem -- there weren't any swimsuits that fit her comfortably. Not one to be deterred, she ditched the idea of finding a comfortable suit and decided to swim topless instead.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Darth Princess Vader

    Things We Saw Today

    Move along. (via Fashionably Geek) 

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  10. Mrs. Mole: A Gift From a Caring Husband to a Recovering Wife

    Aaaaaas Yooooou Wiiiiiiiiiiiish

    When the wife of illustrator Ronald Searle was presented with a dire breast cancer diagnosis back in 1969, he wanted to do whatever he could to help her keep her spirits up while she underwent aggressive chemotherapy. As intimidating as chemotherapy is today, when Monica Searle was facing it, it was still a very experimental treatment, and to pursue it took a huge leap of faith. So, to ease her mind and take her mind off the riskiness, Ronald Searle created Les Tres Riches Heures de Mrs. Mole, or The Very Rich Hours of Mrs. Mole. After every session, the husband drew a new picture for his wife, “to cheer every dreaded chemotherapy session and evoke the blissful future ahead.” See more of them after the jump, but only if you really want your heart warmed.

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  11. Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer Before A Tumor Develops

    Today in Boobs

    More than ever, women are being told to get mammograms if there is a history of breast cancer in their family but that test may soon be obsolete thanks to new research. Scientists have been working on developing methods to detect if someone is likely to develop breast cancer with a simple blood test. And it would let you know long before a tumor ever showed up.

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  12. Things We Saw Today: Winter is Coming, Charlie Brown

    Things We Saw Today

    Time to make up some fan lyrics to Christmastime Is Here. (Geeks of Doom)

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  13. Things We Saw Today: The Cutest Darn Fan-Made Bridesmaids Poster You Ever Did See

    Things We Saw Today

    Lest we forget, Bridesmaids is up for two Oscars this weekend, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy. And that's exactly when this poster will be available for sale. (Super Punch)

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  14. Woman Loses A Breast Implant While Doing Pilates, We Cringe

    Today in Boobs

    Hold on to your breasts. The human body works in mysterious ways. The most recent example? A 59-year old woman recently had one of her breast implants shift during a pilates session and wind up somewhere other than her chest. 

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  15. Superheroines Urge You to Self-Examine in These Mozambican Breast Cancer PSAs

    Today in Boobs

    DC Women Kicking Ass has brought this beautiful ad campaign to our attention, drawn by Maisa Chaves for DDB Mozambique, to raise awareness of regular breast exams among women at risk of breast cancer. The four ads each feature a different one of our favorite superheroines from DC and Marvel comics. It's hard to think of a better way to start than with She-Hulk, who's got her cousin's radioactive blood running through her veins anyway.

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