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There’s a Seriously Problematic Depiction of a Character in Avengers: Endgame

Spoilers, but I would have appreciated the warning.

I think it's important to talk about one unsettling aspect of characterization that occurs in 'Avengers: Endgame' (I won't reveal plot specifics).

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Trevor Noah Gets to the Heart of the Male Privilege Dominating the 2020 Democratic Campaigns

"You have to admit, running for president as a man is so much more fun because as a woman, you have to bring extra homework," said Noah. "Elizabeth Warren calculated 2 cents on every dollar over 50 million. Kamala is breaking down the statistics on maternal mortality as relates to race and class. But a dude can come and be like, ‘Yeah, I’m just going to wing it.'"

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Things We Saw Today: John Boyega Says He Probably Won’t Reprise His Star Wars Role After The Rise of Skywalker

This December, it won't be just Luke and Leia who we bid farewell too. It seems as though this will also be the swan song for Rey, Finn, and Poe, or at least it will be if we take recent comments from John Boyega at face value.

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Dear Disney, Please Do Not Make a Live-Action Hercules

Though you probably won’t, but just in case.

With the recent news announcing that The Hunchback of Notre Dame will get a live-action makeover (and Lady and the Tramp, as well, through the impending Disney+ streaming service), I'm starting to worry that you will go there, Disney. So, I'm asking now: Please, just leave it alone. Do not make my favorite movie into a live-action adaptation.

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DC’s Heroes in Crisis #8 Reveals Killer in Sanctuary Massacre & Reopens the Conversation About Mental Illness in Comics

Big news in comics right now is that the person responsible for killing several heroes within the Heroes in Crisis DC Comics series by Tom King has been revealed, and some people are not happy about who the killer was.

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A Talking Raccoon Is Taken More Seriously Than Women by Male MCU Fans

And this hurts me to write because Rocket Raccoon is one of my favorite characters. I hate that men have made me do this!

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NBC’s Good Girls Absolutely Nailed Its Trans Coming-Out Scene

Not only did the show do justice to Sadie's coming out, but there is a young trans character being played by a trans actor on network television. That's truly groundbreaking.

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While Pennyworth’s Trailer is Fun, I Still Don’t Think It’s Necessary

I'm not sure anyone asked for this.

A spin-off about the backstory of Bruce Wayne's loyal butler Alfred called 'Pennyworth'? Now that's just a bit too bizarre, no matter how fun it looks. 

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Amy Poehler’s Career Trajectory Is Proof That Hollywood Needs More Women in Power

The comedy star is not only making her own content, but elevating the voices of other women.

When you put women in charge of something, more often than not, they hire, elevate, and amplify other women.

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WandaVision to Be Six Hours of Your Favorite Witch and Android in Love

At the Endgame red carpet, Elizebeth Olsen spoke about the upcoming WandaVision Disney+ series and the tone it may be going with as we exit Marvel's Phase 3.

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Thanos Hosting Saturday Night Live Proves We Need to Know the Pop Culture State of the MCU

What's Tony Stark's favorite TV show?

Does Saturday Night Live exist in the MCU?

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The Perks and Pitfalls of a Female King Lear

So, what happens when you flip that and have an actress like Glenda Jackson bringing Lear himself to life? To be quite honest, it makes Lear's actions even more despicable, to me. 

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Your Favorite Mall Jewelry Stores Are Apparently a Gold Mine of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

The company behind Zales, Kay, and Jared has been involved in a pay and promotion lawsuit for over a decade.

Jewelers like Kay, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, Osterman, J.B. Robinson, Zales, and others were as ubiquitous as a Sbarros or a Limited Too.

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In a Political System Designed for Men, Women Are Still Fighting for the Right to Use Campaign Funds for Childcare

How is this still a thing?

When women enter into politics, they can find themselves butting up against a whole slew of obstacles that, for most of the history of the US government, no one even realized were there. These obstacles come from a system that was designed to be universal, but turns out was actually designed for men, though people might not have recognized the difference until women began participating in that system, a thing that's now happening in record numbers.

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Yeah, a Michael Jackson Musical Was Always a Bad Idea

If you have the time to watch Leaving Neverland, you should to understand the struggle that James Safechuck and Wade Robson went through at the hands of Michael Jackson.

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We’re Getting a Second Star Trek Animated Series About “Lawless Teens,” Not Starfleet Captains

Will they live long and prosper?

Don't go in expecting lawful good captains and a noble crew when you sit down to watch the second animated Star Trek series in development.

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The Guardian’s Review of Bret Easton Ellis’s White Is Scathingly Delicious

Anna Leszkiewicz's smart and biting review of Bret Easton Ellis' new book, White breaks down the fine line between rational and raving.

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The Final Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer Is a Perfect Monster Mash

Long live the king.

As everyone is talking about the Thanos-size blockbuster premiering this week, Warner Bros. dropped a trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, another king-size feature that should do some business this summer.

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Our Spoiler-Free Avengers: Endgame Review

3.5/5 Infinity Stones.

'Avengers: Endgame' is a massive sprawl of a movie, with a hundred moving parts and as many characters. Your experience of 'Endgame' will likely hinge on which characters you are personally invested in.

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