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  1. Yo, Studios: Here’s Why We Need More Female-Centric Superhero Merch [VIDEO]

    I believe that children are our future.

    It's real easy to say "It's just business! Superheroine merch doesn't sell!" when you barely provide any superheroine merch for people to buy, folks.

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  2. Green Girl Gets a Voice: the True Life Story of the Actress, Director, and Pilot Behind Star Trek’s Slave Girl

    It's not easy being green.

    Go to a Star Trek convention today and you're sure to find at least a couple of fans dressed up like an Orion slave girl; that first "green girl" started it all. Serious Trek fans will know the Orion "animal woman" is only one incarnation of the character Vina, and she's played by Susan Oliver, an actress who is the subject of a new documentary directed by George Pappy, edited by Amy Glickman Brown.

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  3. This Chart Graphs Diversity in Science Fiction and Fantasy Films. Guess How Wide The Gap Is?

    Yikes. That's, like, Gap of Rohan big.

    As this graph shows, we have a really, really long way to go when it comes to depicting diversity in these genres.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. “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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  7. #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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  8. [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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  9. 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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  10. 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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