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  1. Games for Girls? How About Games for Everyone?

    Gender-neutral games are too hard to animate.

    The portrayal and treatment of women in and around video games is a sore subject for a lot of us. It’s been talked about to death, and yet it still doesn’t seem like we’re making much progress. It’s a very polarizing but uniformly upsetting issue that lingers on in this otherwise great community like cat pee on an oriental rug.

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  2. 10 Movies That Should Be Rebooted With All-Female Casts

    DREEEEEAMMMWEAVER.

    It was ages ago in Internet time, where "two weeks ago" counts as ancient and 2009 is the most distant of distant memories. So you'll be forgiven if you don't remember that last Sunday a rumor sprung up that Bridesmaids' Paul Feig might direct a Ghostbusters reboot with an entirely female main cast. And I'm down for it, but let's not stop there, Hollywood. Here are ten other movies that we want to get the same treatment. Because reasons.

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  3. 5 Feminist Lessons Little Girls Can Learn from Gravity Falls and Mabel Pines

    I'm legalizing everything!

    Aw yeah, the summer got a little sweeter in my house because Gravity Falls is back, baby! And when I say nearly a year, I mean the very next day marked a year since season one ended. Quite frankly, it’s been far too long since we’ve seen the Mystery Twins.

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  4. Unrealistic Female Anatomy Tumblr “Escher Girls” Currently Facing Harrassment From DMCA-Abusing Comic Artist

    Someone's about to learn about the Streisand Effect.

    If you're a comics loving feminist on the Internet, then you probably have a passing familiarity with Escher Girls and the sometimes snarky, oftentimes insightful work they do. If you're a comic book artist who doesn't understand the difference between defamation and constructive criticism (or copyright infringement and fair use, for that matter), Escher Girls is the bane of your existence. And, unfortunately, now the site is facing unfounded legal action from one particularly upset artist.

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  5. Why You Should Love Mass Effect‘s Dr. Chakwas

    Get a glass of Serrice Ice Brandy ready.

    The Mass Effect universe is full of incredible women. Tali, Liara, Jack, Miranda, Samara, Ashley, Aria, Kasumi, Nyreen… the list of motivated, intelligent ass-kickers goes on and on. And, of course, FemShep herself. I could talk about the women of Mass Effect until the next Reaper invasion begins, but today I want to focus on one particularly fantastic character whom I feel doesn't often get the due she deserves: Chief Medical Officer Dr. Karin Chakwas.

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  6. [UPDATED] Marvel’s New Thor Is Going To Be A Woman, According To The View

    "It's a huge day in the Marvel universe," said Whoopi Goldberg on ABC's The View just moments ago.

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  7. SEGA Announces Sigourney Weaver & The Original Alien Cast Will Feature In Alien: Isolation Pre-Order Bonus Content

    In space, no one can hear you squee.

    BRB, running around the room screaming.

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  8. The True Story Behind “Women Are Too Hard To Animate”

    Tonight on 20/20

    Thank you, LoadingReadyRun, for delving so deep into this hard-hitting story.

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  9. Zelda Opens a Bottle of Whoop-Ass in Hyrule Warriors as the Game Adds Even More Women

    Your princess is not in another castle.

    We may have been disappointed that speculation about a female protagonist/playable character in the next main-series Zelda game turned out to be wrong, but Hyrule Warriors is really picking up the slack in that department with more women than you can shake a deku stick at. The latest Japanese character trailer for the game once again begs the question, "Does she just let Link save her to give his self-esteem a boost?"

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  10. We All Benefit From Better Representation

    C'mon, people, it's not rocket science.

    It's 2014, and I keep asking myself: Why aren't we farther than this? I don't just mean the lack of space colonization, sarcastic robots, and hoverboards that films promised me would be here by now. I mean representation in pop culture and storytelling. Seems we should be better about that, especially when the explanations for why we're not all sound pretty crap.

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