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  1. Holy Cow, Watch President Obama Talk About Science With Supergirl 6-Year-Olds

    Little girls slayin'

    Please join with me in the joy that is this video. Just look at all those six-year-old girls in superhero capes at the White House science fare, half-ignoring the president as they talk tech.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Girl Scouts Parody Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” To Sell Cookies Like BOSSES

    Sa-mosas, Do-si-dos - they can read you like a magazine.

    In the world of INSANELY ADORABLE today, we have these awesome Girl Scouts, Kaylee and Lexi who, rather than relying on their parents to do all the grunt work, upped their advertising game and starred in the best commercial ever to help their cookie sales to friends and family.

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  4. Disney Channel Developing Movie About Little League Phenom, Mo’ne Davis

    It's like "Rookie of the Year," but REAL.

    Because apparently, being the first girl to pitch a shut-out game in the Little League World Series and the first Little League player ever to make the cover of Sports Illustrated (not only because of her insane pitching arm, but her talent in basketball and soccer, too) at thirteen isn't enough. Now, sports prodigy Mo'ne Davis is having her story adapted into a movie by the Disney Channel.

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  5. Father/Daughter Team Expertly Recreates Jurassic Park in Stop Motion

    Hold onto your bricks.

    Paul Hollingsworth wanted to prove to his daughter that she could do anything with over $100,000 worth of LEGO—they spared no expense—and boy did he ever succeed. Their animated, abridged version of the original Jurassic Park nails the important moments from the original with all the personality and block jokes you'd expect from a LEGO production. Hailee Hollingsworth must be one clever girl.

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  6. A Simple Reminder of How Much Representation Can Mean

    THE CUTE... IT BURNNNNNS!

    We've been anticipating Dreamworks' Home (starring Rihanna and Jim Parsons) for a while now. It looks adorable but it also stars a female protagonist of color and if you don't understand how important that is, just look at this picture.

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  7. Finally, Computer Classes and Digital Literacy for Girls in Afghanistan

    There are a lot of confusing things happening in the Middle East: many girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan are discouraged and get hurt for trying to go to school, and when you combine that with a strong fear of technology, you get a whole lot of gender and education inequality. But there's a brave woman trying to fix that.

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  8. The Problem With Lindalee

    She'll only be a cute kid for so long, but she may have these values the rest of her life.

    Her Doctor Who reviews and interviews are great. But seeing her in a context beyond Doctor Who shines a spotlight on the things that can go very wrong when a parent allows a small child to get caught up in the hoopla of the entertainment industry and internet fame. I really hope this isn't a sign of things to come. I'd hate for us to lose an awesome, smart Whovian and get stuck with a future host of Fashion Police instead.

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  9. 4-Year-Old Responds Perfectly to Boy Who Called Her Ugly, Is a True Class Act

    The mic drop heard round the world.

    Siahj (Cici) Chase, thank you for reminding us all how it's done.

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  10. The Mary Sue Interview: ChickTech Founder Talks Helping Women & Girls Reach Their Full Potential

    "I started ChickTech to give girls and women the support and sense of belonging that I didn’t have when I was a computer engineer."

    I recently had the chance to sit down with Janice Levenhagen-Seeley, the founder of ChickTech, a national nonprofit whose headquarters are in Portland, Oregon. ChickTech is dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. They are currently running an Indiegogo campaign to raise the funds to expand into more cities and we spoke to Levenhagen-Seeley about it all.

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  11. 15-Year-Old, Real Life Guitar Hero Nails Notoriously Difficult DragonForce Song

    Play guitar #LikeAGirl.

    Ready to feel bad about your perfect score on "Through the Fire and Flames" in Guitar Hero III? Watch Tina S.—who has kind of made it her business to blow us away with her guitar skills—effortlessly turn in a mind-boggling performance of the song complete with backup instruments and vocals.

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  12. Things We Saw Today: Girls Can Be Firefighters Too In Empowering New Clothing Line

    Because girls like dinosaurs, space, and other awesome things.

    The bad news: This clothing line is still a not-yet-funded Kickstarter. The good news: You can go fund it, because girls should be able to get clothing that reflects their interests, no matter what those interests may be.

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  13. 3-Year-Old Geek Girl Chooses Her Own Clothes, Is a Fashion Icon

    Why don't I own any capes? This must be rectified!

    Ok, but do you think she'd let me raid her closet?

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  14. Meet 10-Year-Old Math Genius Esther Okade, Already Killing It At University

    Esther Okade might be ten years younger than normal university students, but she's easily ten years cooler. Even Tony Stark didn't graduate MIT until he was in his late teens.

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  15. DC Gives 11-Year-Old Girl Who Asked for More Female-Lead Content Her Own Superhero

    Those glasses! My heart!

    Back in January we told you about Rowan Hansen, an 11-year-old comic lover who hand-wrote a letter to DC sharing her frustration over gendered toys and lack of representation for female fans. Nearly a month later, Rowan and her message that "girls read comics, too" are still gaining traction, with the fifth-grader appearing on an NBC Today segment this morning to accept a token of DC's "commitment to fulfill their promise" to create more "superhero fun for girls."

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  16. Hasbro Backtracks on Star Wars Toy Question, Starts Listing Names Of Female Character Toys They Already Have

    "And there's Slave Leia, and that other lady, a-and..."

    Remember that interview from yesterday about Hasbro's Star Wars toy line, and how curtly they shot down the idea of more toys based on female characters? Hasbro has felt that disturbance in the force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in annoyance, and has asked "to have this answer revised" in an attempt to silence them. Wait, I think maybe this metaphor is getting away from me.

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  17. Hasbro “Feels They Have Released Plenty” Of Female Character Star Wars Toys, Has No Plans To Announce More

    Oh. Well.

    Fans of Star Wars: Rebels were relieved back in December when Hasbro finally announced they'd be adding figures Hera and Sabine, two major female characters from the show, to their line of Rebels toys. But when you stack them up against the many differently sized figures of male characters like Ezra and Kanan, the options still seems a bit... lopsided. Well, too bad, because if what you want is more female figures, Hasbro doesn't seem to care what you think.

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  18. Pioneering Girl Scout Breaks Own Record By Selling Outside a Marijuana Clinic Again

    I went to look for a top pic and then this happened so now it's the top pic.

    Enterprising Girl Scout Danielle Lei is at it again, doing a brisk trade outside of San Francisco's The Green Cross, one of the city's medical marijuana dispensaries.

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  19. The Mary Sue Interview: Period Pioneer & HelloFlo Founder Naama Bloom on All Things Vagina

    A series of Fallopian tubes!

    The best introduction for Naama Bloom's one-of-a-kind period subscription service HelloFlo (like Birchbox, but for your hoo-ha!) might be Camp Gyno, the company's viral ad from 2013 featuring the world's youngest gynecologist.

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  20. 11-Year-Old Aspiring Programmer Wants to Teach Other Girls How to Code: “I Can Do Everything Boys Want to Do”

    Yesterday's Tech Superwomen Summit in San Francisco had a very special guest: 11-year-old aspiring programmer Ava Brodie.

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