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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Robert Kirkman Comments on Rumors That The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon Might Be Gay

    What? WHAT? YES PLEASE

    Daryl Dixon is the ruggedly-pretty-boy darling of The Walking Dead, but he hasn't actually gotten a whole lot in the way of romantic or sexual attention in the show itself. According to Robert Kirkman, that's intentional. Oh my Zombie-God, does that mean we might get a non-hetero Daryl?

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  8. George R.R. Martin Talks Sci-Fi, Superfans, and Gay Sex at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

    You're making Ser Loras sad, GRRM.

    I think I can guess which part of the headline caught your attention. So let’s start with this question, asked of George R.R. Martin at the Edinburgh International Book Festival: Why is there no gay sex in A Song of Ice and Fire?

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  9. The Mary Sue’s 25 Must-See Panels At San Diego Comic-Con 2014

    Here's our staff recommendations for the must-see panels at Comic-Con 2014.

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  10. GLAAD Report Predictably Dour on Representation of LGBTQ Characters in Mainstream Film

    Oh, Hollywood.

    The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation have released their 2014 Studio Responsibility Index, finding that of the more than one hundred films released in 2013 by seven of the biggest mainstream movie studios in America, a mere seventeen contained any LGBTQ characters, even when counting the most minor of roles.

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