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  1. FiveThirtyEight Turns the Lidless Eye of Data Crunching to Gender Disparity in Superhero Comics Characters

    Great Hera!

    They're also predicting that Lex Luthor will win his bid for president of the United States.

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  2. Sailor Moon Newbie Recap: “A Love Letter from Tuxedo Mask” and “The Beach, Youth and Ghosts”

    Casual Tuxedo Mask is casual.

    One of these episodes had much more to talk about than the other...

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  3. The Women Who Dress Like Men: Shoujo Staples of Anime and Manga — Part 3

    The host with the most.

    Welcome to a three-part series where Caitlin Donovan gives you an in-depth look at three of the biggest staples in this particular subsection of shoujo manga and anime: stories with female main characters who live their lives in male dress. Whether a show or comic has a lot to say about gender or a little, there’s still a lot to explore, so let's get going with part three!

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  4. The Women Who Dress Like Men: Shoujo Staples of Anime and Manga — Part 2

    UTENA-SAMAAAAA!

    Welcome to a three part series where Caitlin Donovan gives you an in-depth look at three of the biggest staples in this particular subsection of shoujo manga and anime: stories with female main characters who live their lives in male dress. You can read part one here, but whether a show or comic has a lot to say about gender or a little, there’s still a lot to explore, so lets get going with part two!

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  5. The Women Who Dress Like Men: Shoujo Staples of Anime and Manga — Part 1

    A rose by any other uniform would smell as sweet.

    Welcome to a three part series where Caitlin Donovan gives you an in-depth look at three of the biggest staples in this particular subsection of shoujo manga and anime: stories with female main characters who live their lives in male dress. Whether the series has a lot to say about gender or a little, there's still a lot to explore, so lets get going with part one!

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  6. Mom’s Request Convinces Lands’ End to Stock Science Tees for Girls

    But what's really brave here is that they included Pluto.

    As of yesterday, this lovely tee-shirt featuring the solar system (Lands' End still loves you, Pluto) and another proclaiming the wearer as NASA crew are available in girl sizes from Lands' End, and it's thanks to the request of one mom with a science loving daughter.

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  7. New Paper Says Sexual and Reproductive Health of “Very Young Adolescents” Is Crucial

    Careful, science. We wouldn't want to empower anyone too much.

    A new study available online ahead of publication in the peer-reviewed journal of Global Public Health says that it's vital for sexual health services to begin focusing on adolescents between the ages of 10-14.

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  8. This Commercial About Teaching Girls Science Has No Right Making Us Feel These Feelings

    No, I'm not crying. I just have something stuck in my... um, soul.

    Verizon's new #InspireHerMind campaign wants to point out the importance of teaching young girls about STEM. To do that, they put out this commercial about how deeply ingrained gender expectations influence the way we raise our children, which in turn influences what they become interested in when they grow up--and not necessarily for the better. Geez, Verizon, heartbreaking much?

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  9. A Very Sarcastic Post: The Privilege of Gaming While Female

    /sarcasm

    A Very Sarcastic Post by Frances. If you’ve had the privilege of partaking in some sweet online gaming while female, then you must be aware of the many benefits that go along with that experience. I mean, in a perfect world everyone would be judged solely on their skills and not their genitals or cup size, but who are we kidding? The gaming world is a man’s world and we’re just lucky to be a part of it, amrite?

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  10. Changing the Face of Women in Anime: The Importance of Ugliness

    Essay

    Since the “girl power” wave of the 90s and early 2000s, many media-makers stateside have been much better about including diverse female characters in media directed toward a younger audience. But while Sailor Moon was one of the forerunners of this well-intentioned movement, much of the material from Japan which has been licensed for release in the States is marketed toward boys or men, and magical girls have fallen out of popular favor (recent reboots notwithstanding). Needless to say, when there are female characters in this kind of media, they are often a love interest, and they often fall into one of a handful of anime stereotypes.

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