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Wonder Woman Isn’t a Typical “Strong Female Character,” and That’s Why She’s Great

Female characters are still underwritten whether they’re in the background or pride of place on the poster, and many of us were pessimistic about Wonder Woman’s chances of changing that. Thank Zeus we were wrong.

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How Switched at Birth Is Mishandling Its Depression Storyline

We’re supposed to be dealing with a mental health storyline, and it’s seemingly been forgotten as quickly as it was introduced.

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Why Girl Meets World Was an Experiment Worth Watching

Losing Girl Meets World was a blow for girls who may have been looking for a safe, accepting, and inspiring space where they could discuss things they weren't yet ready to make sense of on their own.

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Why Suicide Squad Should Have Killed the Joker

Can Harley make the jokes from now on?

There's a moment around two thirds of the way into Suicide Squad, DC's divisive super-villain extravaganza, where I was suddenly filled with hope. Hope that a film that treated its most prominent female character like a parody of an abuse victim for over an hour had been doing so for a reason. But after my dreams were dashed, I couldn't stop thinking: Why didn't they just kill the Joker?

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