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  1. 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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  2. 50 Female-Directed Movies You Should Watch, Part 1: The Mainstream

    It's party time! Party time! Excellent!

    Welcome to day one of our week-long series of films by female directors. Today: Mainstream movies. All hail Wayne's World.

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  3. “Excuse Me, Princess“: The Princess Type, for Good or Ill, Part 1

    Venture into the pretty pink minefield with us!

    How do we create a complex woman character who can give girls a choice in who they identify with, but that Hollywood will still regularly produce? And how can we do it while encouraging the qualities of modern feminism, instead of diminishing them?

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  4. #HireTheseWomen Showcases Potential Women Directors

    Hashtag activism actually does work sometimes.

    The hashtag #hirethesewomen exploded on Twitter to help showcase all of the potential female directors that are available in direct response to an infographic highlighting how few there are currently.

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  5. [UPDATED] GQ Says Olivia Wilde Is Too Hot To Play A Writer, She Responds Appropriately

    Better to be a smartass than a dumbass, in my book.

    Wilde had a succinct response to the idea that a woman who meets arbitrary and subjective standards of physical attractiveness wouldn't need or want to seek pursuits associated with intelligence or literacy.

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  6. A History of Women in Animation: Mothers of a Medium

    Supergirly

    When I first decided to do this article, I was naive. With all the modern resources at my fingertips, I thought finding information on the ladies behind animation would be super easy. “Oh, you sweet summer child,” has run through my head a few times, as I struggled to find even the most basic pieces of information. Standard books used for animation history classes barely mentioned women in passing, much less their achievements. Because of the technical nature of animation, there is an underlying sense of sexism which is not unlike the sexism that exists in the tech space. This is true even today, where it’s not uncommon to be one of a handful of girls within a studio setting. The lack of notable female animation professionals within history only reinforces this assumption that it is ‘boys club’ industry. As a result, the names of women who have moved the industry forward have faded. This is my attempt to bring them back into the spotlight.

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  7. Maleficent: Once Upon a Feminist’s Dream?

    Review

    This certainly isn't the Maleficent you know and love, but that's a very good thing. 

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  8. Ladies of YouTube: Nika Harper, Mighty Pen, Mightier Swords

    Interview

    As a platform, YouTube has opened up new opportunities for filmmakers, writers, pop culture critics, and other creative talents to share their work with the world. For female creators, YouTube and internet culture has often been a double-edged sword, allowing them to bypass the usual gatekeepers but often exposing them to hateful feedback online and even harassment in real life. In this new series Ladies of YouTube, I sit down with writers, camera women, and prominent personalities to discuss their work as well as the advantages and disadvantages of YouTube culture. As a YouTube personality, Nika Harper is, in a word, unique. Her shows for Geek & Sundry range from recreating video game weaponry in Arcade Arms to imagining stories in story-less video games in Story Mode and creative writing advice in Wordplay. She took a break from her writing (and taking a bar mace to the chest) to talk about Geek & Sundry and finding her voice as a writer and vlogger.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Character Posters For The Giver

    Things We Saw Today

    I remain cautious about the film, but I've got to say -- that's a striking poster. (via Entertainment Weekly)

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  10. Ladies Of YouTube: Hannah Hart on Booze, Books, and Being Happy (With Gifs!)

    Interview

    As a platform, YouTube has opened up new opportunities for filmmakers, writers, pop culture critics, and other creative talents to share their work with the world. For female creators, YouTube and internet culture has often been a double-edged sword, allowing them to bypass the usual gatekeepers but often exposing them to hateful feedback online and even harassment in real life. In this new series Ladies of YouTube, I sit down with writers, camera women, and prominent personalities to discuss their work as well as the advantages and disadvantages of YouTube culture. With over a million subscribers, Hannah Hart is one of YouTube’s most recognizable (and adorable!) faces. In the past year, she has traveled the world and visited the White House to meet with President Obama, and this August, her new book My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut will be available in bookstores across the country. She took a break in the midst of her recent travels in London to chat with The Mary Sue about meeting the President and her love of books and booze.

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