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We Can Be Heroes

Happy International Women’s Day From All Of Us At The Mary Sue

Doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, straight or queer, cis or trans, Gryffindor or Slytherin. Today belongs to all of us. Cheers to you, women of the world, and to the men who stand beside us. Let’s get out there and make things awesome.

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What Boys Think of Girls

What Ads For Women Look Like (To Women) [VIDEO]

We all know women only care about two things: non-fat yogurt and birth control. At least, that’s what advertisements tell me, so it must be right, right? Megan Amram and Yahoo’s sketch comedy series did a fantastic parody of condescending women’s advertisements: a commercial for both yogurt and birth control, at the same time, finally giving us women exactly what we want. Watch for a painfully accurate portrayal of women in advertisements (laughing with salad) and don’t miss the hilarious cameo at the end.

(via Upworthy)

Previously in Women

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Ladies Are Leading The Conversation About SDCC’13

Proving once again that women can in fact be nerds, Networked Insights has analyzed the social media discussion of Comic-Con, and has determined that women are in the majority when it comes to discussing the event. Based on 3.5 million social media conversations, it appears that 54% of the people talking about SDCC related T.V. shows, actors, movies, comics, and other relevant topics were women, while 46% of those talking about SDCC were male. The study was weighed most heavily on information from Twitter, and clearly shows that women can be, and are, interested and engaged in comics, science fiction, and fantasy communities just as much as men. Obviously, this is something that we have known for quite some time, but it’s always nice to have the numbers on your side.

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Gender Bendery

Have You Read Robert Galbraith’s New Book? No? Surprise! He’s Actually J.K. Rowling.

If you somehow hadn’t heard of Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling, you might assume she was a man. In fact, that was done on purpose. She used that pen name rather than her real name,”Joanne,” upon first release of that series at the behest of her publisher, who thought boys might not want to read a book by a woman. But Rowling recently published another novel under a different pseudonym, and it was her idea. The Mary Sue readers, allow us to introduce you to Robert Galbraith

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A Lesson in Humility

Dressing Like A Woman Made Dustin Hoffman Realize He’d Been Brainwashed [VIDEO]

In this interview with AFI archives from late 2012, actor Dustin Hoffman remembers the initial planning for Tootsie, the film in which his character disguises himself as a woman for a job. It was the first makeup test which led Hoffman to break down in tears over a huge revelation about men and women in our society. Take a look.

(via It’s Walky)

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In Which We Make A Terrible Pun

Senate Women’s Bathroom Grows to Accomodate More Women Senators

We reported on the line for the women’s bathroom in the Senate last November after the election, but soon that line will be relieved (as will the Senators), because the women’s bathroom in the Senate is due to be expanded to accomodate more ladies in the Senate than ever before.

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Supergirly

Jennie Lamere Solo Codes a Spoiler Blocker for Twitter in 10 Hours, Wins Prizes and Our Hearts

A browser extension or other feature that can blank out or choose not to display tweets that contain certain words is not a new invention. It’s already a basic feature on many Twitter desktop applications and browser extensions to alter Twitter’s native site abound. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to know your stuff in order to make one from scratch, which is how seventeen-year-old Jennie Lamere won the Boston Hackathon last month.

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Today in Awesome

When Advertising Goes Right: Watch Dove Show Women How Beautiful They Are

Technically, this is an ad for Dove. But forget about that and watch as an FBI-trained forensic artist helps them make a very important point.

(via Mashable)

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A Series of Fallopian Tubes

Knock, Knock. Who’s There? Tampon Delivery Service!

Well you can get just about everything else delivered to your door, why NOT tampons? 

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Meanwhile...

Lady who Drove a Train into a House, I am Impressed

We frequently find ourselves impressed by the accomplishments of women around the world here. Whether it’s Sunita Williams being a total boss in space, the consistently awesome winners of Google’s Science Fair, or Anne Hathaway diverting a creepy question. But it’s safe to say this is a slightly different kind of impressed. Less… in awe, and more… grudgingly respectful?

Anyway, a Swedish cleaning lady drove a train into an apartment building and no one was injured.

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