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  1. The Mary Sue Exclusive Interview: Disney Infinity 2.0‘s Brand-New Playable Female Characters And The Future Of Ladies In-Game

    Jasmine! Merida! Maleficent! Tinkerbell!

    Today, Disney announced the release of eight new figures for Disney Infinity 2.0 as part of their Disney Originals line - and half of the playable characters are female. We spoke with executive producer John Vignocchi about these new characters, who's playing the game, and what kind of inclusivity we might be seeing in the future.

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  2. Happy Monday: Jada Pinkett Smith Brought a Man On a Leash to Her Gotham Audition

    Teach me your ways.

    Reactions in the Mary Sue office to what Jada Pinkett Smith revealed at the Gotham Paleyfest panel over the weekend: “fUCK YES,” “god bless,” “woah,” “BOW DOWN,” and “DAMN.”

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  3. [UPDATED] Rumored Confirmed Female-Led Ghostbusters 3 Just Hired A Woman Writer

    Yes, we like this news.

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  4. A Girl’s Gotta Have Guts: Representation of Women in Hiromu Arakawa’s Manga

    Beware passing housewives.

    As a creator of shonen ("boy's") manga, Hiromu Arakawa is a woman working in a male-dominated industry. I noted in my last article about Arakawa that she has spoken about how she actively tries to include a varied female supporting cast in her manga. Her efforts pay off—Arakawa's female characters are often well-rounded and dynamic with their own complex character arcs and personal goals.

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  5. Lady Thor To Make Her Video Game Debut In Marvel Puzzle Quest

    Marvel-ous!

    "Hey, can you cover this so I can both praise and rant about MPQ in the comments?," wrote the anonymous tipster who sent us this link. Absolutely, nonnie. We live to serve.

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  6. The Mary Sue Review: Thor #1 Brings The Lady Thor Thunder

    All hail, female Thor! Long may she reign … whoever she is.

    The much-anticipated Thor #1, with its introduction of female Thor, is here! A new era in the Thor mythos has begun, and it couldn’t be off to a better start.

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  7. But Why, Though? DC’s New Licensed T-Shirts Suggest Some Terrible Things About Women

    Must be a day of the week ending in "Y."

    It's Monday and we can only spend so many brain cells being frustrated with DC's marketing and licensing department on a regular basis, so let's try to ease you slowly into the annoyance you're about to feel. Here is the good news: they made a shirt designed for young female wearers, and another shirt for men that has Wonder Woman on it! Let's just bask in that vague knowledge for a second before actually looking at the shirts and aaaaaargh.

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  8. Haters Gonna Hate: Colin Farrell Confirmed for S2 of True Detective. But What’s Up With Those Female Character Rumors?

    There's still time to cast Rosario Dawson.

    Now let's cast Channing Tatum and really watch the world squirm.

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  9. Josei Gems: Anime for Adult Women

    Card games, jellyfish, and running from the cops

    Josei is anime and manga created mostly by women for an audience of adult and young adult women. Since it's aimed at an older demographic, it tends to focus more on the concerns of adulthood and is far more likely to include mature themes. The three anime and manga below show a wide range of stories that explore the rich experiences of a colorful variety of unstoppable women.

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  10. Six Leading Ladies of Shonen Anime Part 2: The 21st Century

    Meet the beast tamers and demon killers!

    We're continuing our look at dynamic leading ladies from anime and manga aimed towards boys, this time getting into more modern stories. Here there be monsters! Lots of monsters.

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  11. Six Leading Ladies of Shonen Anime Part 1: The ’90s

    In the world of anime, there was a girl who was a Slayer long before Buffy.

    Female leads in Shonen are important because not only do they give us more female action/fantasy heroes, they also teach boys that they can identify with female main characters. It's very interesting to look at how shonen female leads can differ from shoujo ones. After you read this two-part series, perhaps you'll discover some new stories and new things to think about!

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Unrealistic Female Anatomy Tumblr “Escher Girls” Currently Facing Harassment 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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  16. 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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  17. [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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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