comScore

Wait, what?

Looks like you came here from Geekosystem. Don't worry, everything is still here. We've just combined forces with The Mary Sue to bring you more and better content, all in one place.

gender equality

  1. Teaching Girls to Be Their Own (Super) Heroes in a Time When Toy Aisles Teach Them Otherwise

    Marvelous.

    John Marcotte, founder of Heroic Girls and father of two superhero-obsessed daughters The Mary Sue has a great affection for, has a thing or two to say about showing girls that superheroes aren't "for boys." It's an incredibly important message, especially in a time when Marcotte says research has found that the toy aisles have never had a stronger gender divide—and that's just the tip of the gender normative iceberg.

    Read More
  2. The UN Is Holding a “Gender Equality: Picture It!” Comics Competition

    UN Women, a group within the UN whose mission is to work towards global gender equality, has announced that they'll be holding a competition for comics about gender equality!

    Read More
  3. [UPDATED] Happy International Women’s Day! You Can Watch Emma Watson’s Q&A On Gender Equality Here

    Emma Watson announced earlier this week that she and the #HeForShe campaign would be celebrating International Women's Day with a live conversation/Q&A on Gender Equality. And now's the moment! We'll update this post with tidbits about the conversation, but if you're interested in watching live you can do so here.

    Read More
  4. Watch Emma Watson’s Live Gender Equality Q&A On International Women’s Day

    Bless you, Emma.

    This Sunday is International Women's Day, and in its honor Emma Watson will be holding a live Q&A on He for She and Gender Equality in London. If you can make it to the event you can apply through her Facebook page to win tickets; if not, you can check out the livestream with the rest of us, which we'll post up on TMS on Sunday.

    Read More
  5. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Is Championing Women In Tech, Who “Still Face A Deficit Of Opportunity”

    (Obviously)

    "No industry or country can reach its full potential until all women reach their full potential. And this is especially true in science and technology, where women with a surplus of talent still face a deficit of opportunity."

    Read More
  6. Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco Says She Isn’t Feminist, Rounds Out a Year of Celebrities Who Don’t Understand Feminism

    Here we go again.

    The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting is the cover story on the latest edition of RedBook, out next week, and she wants the world to know that she definitely isn't a feminist because she likes to serve her husband. Sigh.

    Read More
  7. Freida Pinto Explains Feminism For All The Haters; Terry Crews Compares Rape Culture To Terrorism

    Everything's coming up gender equality.

    The word "feminist" has weathered a lot of irresponsible and uninformed criticism from surprising places of late (cough cough, TIME), so when celebrities use their visibility and influence to address misconceptions about the label, that's definitely worth celebrating.

    Read More
  8. Germany Works To Make Iconic Crosswalk Signs A Little Less Sexist

    Sehr hübsch!

    Most of us think of the little person on the crosswalk sign as a generic, genderless, nondescript pedestrian. In East Berlin, though, crossing signs are inhabited by the adorable hat-wearing "Ampelmann," an enormously popular cult icon who can now be found on lights all across the country. But some Germans worries that as cute as he is, he makes all their crosswalks a bit too... well, male-centric.

    Read More
  9. Sweden’s Gaming Industry Might Consider Adding “Sexist” Labels To Games

    How soon can we move to Sweden?

    Welp, guess the social justice warrior dystopia is here! Time to pack up, everyone. Great work!

    Read More
  10. Sympathetic Characters: Gender Bias, Villains, & Orphan Black

    Essay

    [Editor's Note: There are no spoilers for BBC America's Orphan Black in this post, some adult language, and lots of good points.] Recently, my husband and I burned through S1 of Orphan Black, which, as promised by virtually the entire internet, was awesome. But in all the praise I’d seen for it, a line from one review in particular stuck in my mind. The reviewer noted that, although the protagonist, Sarah, is an unlikeable character, her grifter skills make her perfectly suited to unravelling the mystery in which she finds herself. And as this was a positive review, I kept that quote in mind when we started watching, sort of by way of prewarning myself: you maybe won’t like Sarah, but that’s OK. But here’s the thing: I fucking loved Sarah. I mean, I get what the reviewer was trying to say, in that she’s not always a sympathetic character, but that’s not the same as her actually being unlikeable. And the more I watched, the more I found myself thinking: why is this quality, the idea of likeability, considered so important for women, but so optional for men – not just in real life, but in narrative?

    Read More
© 2015 The Mary Sue   |   About UsAdvertiseNewsletterJobsContributorsComment PolicyPrivacyUser AgreementDisclaimerContact RSS

Dan Abrams, Founder
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. Styleite
  4. The Braiser
  5. SportsGrid
  6. Gossip Cop