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

    Yes, we like this news.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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