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Here’s Why Everyone Is Angry About Patreon’s New Fees Policy

Patreon recently announced some changes to their fees policy, and both patrons and creators are revolting. Many users argue that the new system punishes patrons who make smaller pledges.

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How Has Comic Book Storytelling Changed Cinematic Storytelling? And Where Can It Go From Here?

YouTuber Patrick (H) Willems recently took a look at "shared universe" comic book movies and TV, such as the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU) and the CW's Arrowverse, to analyze how their comic book storytelling roots have influenced their cinematic storytelling.

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Unconscious Bias Kills: Black Women Are 3 Times As Likely as White Women to Die in Pregnancy and Childbirth

ProPublica and NPR recently published a damning look at the American healthcare system, writing that "black mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women’s health."

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What the Hell Was SNL Thinking With This “Sexual Harassment Charlie” Skit?

Last night's "Sexual Harassment Charlie" skit eschewed the "mock predators" approach of most other jokes and went straight for super-reactionary.

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Kelly Marie Tran, the Daughter of Refugees, Couldn’t Help Crying with Joy at the Last Jedi Premiere

At last night's Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere in Los Angeles, Kelly Marie Tran couldn't help crying tears of joy as she took in where she was. Daisy Ridley was on hand to comfort her.

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Things We Saw Today: We Know When Jessica Jones Is Coming Back, and We’ve Got a New Trailer!

We've got a new trailer for Season Two of Jessica Jones, and a release date! The new season will land on Netflix on March 8, 2018, and it looks like it will deal just as heavily with trauma and recovery as the first did.

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The Amazon Echo Has Been Labeled an “SJW” Because It Says “Yes, I Am a Feminist”

The latest right-wing ragefest revolves around the Amazon Echo, because it answers, "Yes, I am a feminist" and "The Black Lives Matter movement absolutely matter[s]" when asked.

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Miles Morales Is Ready for His Big-Screen Debut in the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Trailer

Sony Animation has dropped the teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, an animated movie starring Miles Morales that will hit theaters in December 2018.

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Since A New Hope, Women Have Gone from Speaking 6% of the Dialogue in Star Wars to 28%

In 1977, only 6.3% of the dialogue in A New Hope was spoken by women, and none of it was spoken by people of color. In 2015, women had 28% of the dialogue in The Force Awakens, and people of color had 37.5%. Hopefully, The Last Jedi does even better.

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2017 Gender in the Media Retrospective: “Silent No Longer”

For their annual retrospective on gender in the media, The Representation Project highlighted the #MeToo movement and the victims' revolt against institutional, serial sexual assault and harassment.

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A GIF-Based Consideration of Jon Hamm as Batman

Mad Men actor Jon Hamm is reportedly "gunning" for the role of Batman in Matt Reeves' The Batman. And while there are many factors to consider in casting, the GIF is the most important.

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Kelly Marie Tran Sorts Star Wars Characters Into Their Hogwarts Houses

With some surprise Slytherins!

Kelly Marie Tran leaned into her Harry Potter nerddom by sorting various Star Wars characters, including Luke, Leia, Finn, Poe, R2-D2, and her own character Rose Tico.

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MGM Is Launching a WarGames Interactive Series, But Why?

MGM is partnering with with Eko, an interactive video game company, to create an interactive reboot of their 1983 movie WarGames.

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Wonder Woman Was the Most Tweeted-About Movie of 2017

Wonder Woman was unsurprisingly the most tweeted-about movie of 2017, with Spider-Man: Homecoming in fourth place and Justice League in fifth.

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This Video Essay Looks at How Nostalgia Functions in Stranger Things and It

YouTuber Lindsay Ellis has posted a new video essay that examines the function of '80s nostalgia in recent hits like Stranger Things and It.

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Black Lightning Trailer Gives Us the Superhero Dad We Deserve

The CW has released the first trailer for Black Lightning, its fifth DC superhero series.

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A Holiday Reminder to Help Your Hosts With Domestic Labor—It Isn’t a Day Off for Them

Domestic labor is labor. And so, while Christmas might be a work holiday for you, it's not a holiday for whoever's hosting the party. One of the easiest ways to alleviate the host's stress, and to live your feminism while still enjoying yourself, is to help with that domestic labor.

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Danny Masterson, Accused of Raping Four Women, Has Been “Written Out” of Netflix’s The Ranch

Netflix announced that they "have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch," after knowing for months that Masterson is being investigated by the LAPD for the rapes of four women.

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Hypocrite Netflix Execs “Don’t Believe” Danny Masterson’s Four Accusers

Netflix is still standing by Danny Masterson, who's been accused of raping four women. Asked why the company hasn't acted, one exec said, "We don't believe them."

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Netflix Releases the Altered Carbon Trailer, and I’m Still Not Sure How They’ll Handle The Asian-Mind-In-A-White-Body Plot

Netflix announced the premiere date for Altered Carbon, its 10-episode adaptation of Richard K. Morgan's cyberpunk novel, with a brand-new trailer. But this adaptation brings up some serious questions about representation.

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