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  1. You Can Get A Marvel Action Figure Made With Your Face At Walmart. Unless You Want A Female Character, Of Course.

    Only boys get to be superheroes, duh.

    Chances are, I will never be a superhero. It's something I've had to come to terms with. But now, thanks to Marvel, the most painful aspect of non-superherodom (the lack of a personalized action figure, obviously) has been mitigated. Starting tomorrow, you can head to stores near you and have a Marvel action figure made, featuring your very own face. As long as you're cool with being either Iron Man or Captain America. Sorry, girls; superheroes aren't for you I guess.

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  2. Orange Is The New Black Casts New CO, OITNB Writer’s Life Imitates Art In Best Way Possible

    YAY! More women!

    As much as Orange is the New Black is very much about the inmates of Litchfield Prison, it does a decent job of making the corrections officers who oversee these women just as complex and sometimes even relatable (except for Pornstache—he can jump in a well). Now it looks like the Netflix show is picking up a new cast member to to play one of Litchfield's COs. Plus, there's some pretty awesome stuff happening with the OITNB crew off-camera, too.

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  3. 16 Women on Television Who Challenge The Male Gaze

    Orange is the new dismantling male dominated media.

    As described in “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” Laura Mulvey’s seminal work on the objectification of women in film, the "male gaze" refers to female characters fulfilling the role of attractive, passive playthings for men. Yet many contemporary shows rebel against this model by presenting multi-layered women who demand the audience’s attention. Here are 16 characters currently on the air who do just that.

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  4. BioWare Shares All Romances For Dragon Age: Inquisition, Inclusive Of Different Orientations

    But which one will make me cry forever?

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is (finally) coming out on November 18th. And yeah, there will be dragons, and fighting, a presumably-excellent storyline, but as someone who has had her life ruined by both Garrus and Alistair, I know that we are all pretty stoked about the in-game romance options. BioWare's Mike Laidlaw has presented all the LI details—read on if you don't mind mild spoilers!

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  5. An Illustrated Guide to Issues of Harassment, Representation, And Media Criticism

    Trolls get banned, JSYK.

    I wish this didn’t have to be said again. I know many people have spoken about this, written about this, and yet the issue keeps coming back again and again.

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  6. Ridley Scott Offers an Incredibly Dissatisfying Explanation of Why Exodus: Gods and Kings Is So Very White

    I'm not impressed.

    I'm listening, Ridley. Not that I think there could possibly be a good reason for whitewashing Moses and Rameses in Exodus: Gods and Kings. But hell, give it a shot. Wow me.

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  7. No Ifs, No Butts: Spider-Woman and the Comic Community’s Problem with Minority Readers

    Do better, industry.

    Sometimes it’s easy to see the potential of an iconic image from a first glance. War photography, Marilyn Monroe on a subway grate, Doge—that kind of stuff. Did I see that potential when I first saw Milo Manara’s variant Spider-Woman cover? No, I really just thought her butt looked weird.

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  8. The Smithsonian Decides LGBTQ History Rightfully Belongs in a Museum, Adds It to Their Collection

    Good news, everyone!

    The best way to stop people from being hateful or fearful of something is to educate them about it, and the Smithsonian is taking steps to help the LGBTQ community by bringing their history to light. They're adding hundreds of pictures and documents detailing LGBTQ history to their collection.

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  9. Games for Girls? How About Games for Everyone?

    Gender-neutral games are too hard to animate.

    The portrayal and treatment of women in and around video games is a sore subject for a lot of us. It’s been talked about to death, and yet it still doesn’t seem like we’re making much progress. It’s a very polarizing but uniformly upsetting issue that lingers on in this otherwise great community like cat pee on an oriental rug.

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  10. Children’s Place Responds Terribly To Complaints Of Gamora-Less Guardians Shirt

    You should have learned.

    Hey, Children's Place, you know what's maybe not a good reason for leaving the only female character for a popular superhero movie off of the merchandise for that movie? This one you used right here. 

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