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  1. Nintendo Says Mario‘s Toads Are Genderless, Platonic “Adventure Pals”

    Pip-pip!

    During an interview last week with Gamespot, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker producer Koichi Hayashida offered some insight into the enigmatic Toads.

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  2. Women Use Less Calories Than Men; Let’s Send Ladies to Mars

    Men are from Mars, women should go there.

    Writing for Slate, a participant in a NASA-funded Mars Mission simulation studied the caloric intake and burn rate of her colleagues, and has a suggestion for manned missions to Mars that's right up our alley.

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