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  1. [UPDATED] Feminist Frequency Releases Its Annual Report, Sarkeesian Affirms Commitment to Fighting Online Harassment

    Mmmmm, numbers.

    Need a breath of hope for the video games industry, particularly the presence of women and women's voices within it and its community? Well, Feminist Frequency's 2014 backer report isn't all sunshine and rainbows... but it's got a few solid rays.

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  2. Let All Who Influence Stories & Characters That Get Platforms Gaze Upon These Representation Tweets

    But women are so hard to animate!

    We talk a lot about representation in the media/art that we consume. And yet! And yet said media/art/presented world is still incredibly narrow. Frustratingly narrow. And so need to keep talking.

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  3. No Guilt In My Pleasures: How to Critique and Still Enjoy

    There’s something special about an entertainment guilty pleasure that allows an escape from regular life. Books, movies, TV shows, music, and comics that draw the consumer into a world unlike this one we live in, even if they aren’t the top of their craft in terms of production and intellect. Whether you’re depressed, frustrated with your life, or even just paid to criticize media, a guilty pleasure can offer a chance to turn off your brain and just enjoy something for a while. But does media th

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  4. Fargo’s Allison Tolman: “60% of People Become Assholes as Soon as They Get Behind a Keyboard”

    And how seeing women on TV with different shapes and colors helps us all.

    We'd have to concur.

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  5. Goodbye, Boob Window: There’s a New Power Girl and She Is Rad as Heck

    Do I want to be her best friend or be her?

    After taking on the legacy mantle of Power Girl in her very first appearance over six months ago, new DC Comics character Tanya Spears is finally getting the chance to join the Teen Titans in their latest story arc, and we can't wait to see what she's got.

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  6. On That Legend of Korra Ending Scene & The Desire For Explicit Representation

    Let's discuss FURTHER!

    Yesterday, Legend of Korra more or less solidified what many LoK fans have been saying for a long time.

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  7. It’s OK Not to Be Offended But Not OK to Be Offended That Others Are Offended

    Did you get that? Allow me to explain...

    "I hate the Internet." It's something I utter on almost a daily basis while doing my job—my job on the Internet—which may make you wonder why I continue to do said job. You see, I also love the internet.

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  8. Woman Who Featured In Street Harassment Video Receives Online Rape Threats

    Oblivious, thy name is man.

    Yesterday Hollaback, a nonprofit advocating to end street harassment, published a recording of the 100-plus unwanted comments received by actress Shoshanna Roberts during a ten-hour span. The video quickly went viral, receiving over a million views and 27,000 comments in less than a day, as well as its fair share of criticism--Bad Feminist author Roxanne Gay had some reservations. Unfortunately, scum-of-the-Earth asshats did as well.

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  9. 12-Year-Old Girl Calls Dick’s Sporting Goods Out On Lack Of Representation; Dick’s C.E.O Responds Like A Champ

    Nothing but net. Internet.

    When 12-year-old basketball player McKenna Peterson realized that the recent Dick's Sporting Goods catalog didn't have any representation of female athletes, she took matters into her own capable hands and sent the company an amazingly sassy letter.

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  10. The Secret Heroine of Video Games: Princess Peach

    That's Princess Toadstool to you, mister.

    When I was in elementary school, two video game characters in particular helped me visualize a space for girls like me in the medium I would grow to love and write about. One was Princess Peach, who has meant more to me than any other video game heroine since. Below is a look at her throughout Mario history—the games that did her justice, the ones that let her down, and why through it all, I still love her.

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