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Georgetown Law Center Study Illuminates the Disturbing “Adultification” of Black Girls by Adults with Authority

We've long known that black boys are seen as older than they are by those in authority, whereas white boys manage to be seen as "boys" well into their twenties (and even thirties), and that this particular manifestation of racial bias affects how black boys are punished for behavior and infractions that would, in white boys, be tolerated or excused because they're "just kids." A new study out of Georgetown shows that the same "adultification" is true for black girls.

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This Comic About How Girls Actually Play With Dolls Is So Spot-On

This comic pretty much describes my childhood and maybe explains my life thereafter.

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The Fight Against Gendered Dress Codes Is Finally Making Progress Now That Men & Boys Are Complaining

When men & boys complain of being hot or uncomfortable, no one assumes their real aim is to sexualize themselves or distract women and girls from their work and studies. They're not told their physical comfort is going to detract from the needs of others. They just–get this–are listened to.

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Choosing Boys’ Delicate Sensibilities Over Girls’ Education: The Never-Ending War on Bra Straps & School Dress Codes

Summer weather's heating up, which means we can be sure of one thing: That high school girls everywhere are having some bullsh*t encounters over their school's dress code. There are a lot of things I don't miss about middle and high school, but trying to wear a dang tank top in peace in not one of them.

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Things We Saw Today: Artist Spiotto Makes Westworld and Other Geek Faves Really, Really Cute

We've covered the work of Spiotto before, and love his Little Golden Books-esque covers depicting various geeky favorites as adorable children's books. You can check out even more of his work over at io9, and if you want to see these covers in person, and will be in the Los Angeles Area, you can check out his exhibit, Storytime 3 at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles this weekend!

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#MissingDCGirls: Social Media Shouldn’t Have to Fill These Giant Societal Holes

A hashtag can be powerful, but it's not enough on its own.

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It’s About Gender Equality Now: On Women and Statues of Little Girls

You may have noticed that there's a new addition in the area of Wall Street. Across from the iconic (and aggressively male) bull that represents a buyer-friendly stock market now stands a statue of a defiant little girl staring the bull down. It's an image that is simultaneously inspiring and disappointing.

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Things We Saw Today: Weird Preview Trailers For Snickers’ Live Super Bowl Commercials Starring Adam Driver

This year, Snickers is doing the first ever live commercial at the Super Bowl, starring Adam Driver and, according to the above trailer, "other LESS famous actors." IndieWire has a full series of preview ads like this featuring stunt horses, dead cowboys, and an Adam Driver cardboard cutout. Because he doesn't rehearse. He just shows up and delivers.

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Exclusive Preview: Greg Tessier and Amandine’s Graphic Novel Chloe for Charmz

Today is the final book reveal from the new imprint from kids' graphic novel publisher, Papercutz! Charmz is a new line of graphic novels aimed at tween girls that’s set to launch in May 2017. In a lead up to SDCC weekend, we’ve revealed a new book every day this week. Check out the deets about the last book after the jump, as well as exclusive preview pages!

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Exclusive Preview and Interview: Mariah Huehner and Aaron Alexovich’s Stitched for Charmz Line of Graphic Novels For Girls

Yesterday, we made the exclusive announcement that the kids' graphic novel publisher Papercutz would be launching a new line of books aimed at tween girls. The line, called Charmz, is set to launch in May 2017 with four new titles to kick things off. This week, we'll be showcasing each of the titles, allowing you to get to know the line, the stories, and their creators.

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Exclusive: Kids’ Graphic Novel Publisher Papercutz Announces Charmz Line Aimed at Tween Girls!

All-ages comics are all the rage, and at the forefront of that trend is Papercutz, the country's #1 publisher of kids' graphic novels. For over a decade, Papercutz has been attracting teen and tween readers with stuff like The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, The Smurfs, and Geronimo Stilton, as well as imported translations. Now, they announce exclusively here at TMS that they will be launching a new line of graphic novels aimed at tween girls! It's called Charmz.

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Things We Saw Today: Your Favorite Action Stars, Now With Selfie Sticks Instead of Guns

"Stop taking pictures of her, you bitch" - Ellen Ripley. Probably.

Somewhere, there is an alternate universe where what defines a badass action star is not violence, or their weapons, but their ability to take a quality self-portrait on their phones mid-battle. Check out The WOW Report, where they have a bunch of classic action stars wielding selfie sticks instead of guns. Because no alien attack should get in the way of a good photo.

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Check Out the Trailer for the Upcoming DC Super Hero Girls Animated Feature Film

Get your capon?

DC Super Hero Girls has been hugely popular, offering animated shorts, toys, and apparel celebrating DC's female heroes while making them relatable to a young audience. Now, they're adding to the DC Super Hero Girls mythos with their first animated feature length film! Check out the trailer after the jump!

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Texas Girl With Prosthetic Leg Receives Doll with Same, Proceeds to Cry Happy Tears

In case you still needed convincing as to why diversity and representation is important when it comes to children's toys, allow me to submit this stunning and joyous example.

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Girls Beat Boys in First National Test in Technology and Engineering

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a test given to eighth grade students in public and private schools nationwide every two years to test their proficiency in various subjects and allow for policymakers and school districts to track skills over time and adjust their policies and teaching methods accordingly. In 2014, NAEP included a test that measure literacy in technology and engineering for the first time, and the results were finally made public today.

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Monday Cute: Baby Manicure Becomes the Ultimate Fake-Out

It is awesome to see a dad bonding with his baby daughter as he cuts her nails for her. However, this little cutie can't resist faking her dad out!

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Maia Dua, Winner of Marvel’s STEM Challenge for Girls, Shows Off Her “Seeing Eye” Robot

Maia Dua of River City High School in West Sacramento, CA has won the top prize in Marvel Studio's Girls Reforming the Future Challenge, a contest encouraging girls aged 15-18 to submit science, tech, engineering, and/or math projects that have "the potential to benefit humankind."

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Monday Cute: “Cute” Little Girls Taylor Hatala and Kyndall Harris Bring Their Dance Game Hard

We are now interrupting your weekly furry animal video to take a moment to redefine "cute." Usually, when you think of cute little girls, you're not also thinking of the words swag or badassery. Well, this morning, we invite you to hold all three of those words in your heads at the same time.

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Afghanistan’s Sesame Street, Baghch-e-Simsim, Introduces First Afghan Muppet

One of the things Sesame Street does in its mission to help kids all over the world "grow smarter, stronger and kinder," is having characters on each version of the show that the local kids can relate to. For the fifth season of the Afghan version of the show, Baghch-e-Simsim, they're introducing their first Afghan muppet — and it's a girl!

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11 Year Old Shark Tank CEO on Mission to Save Bees, Makes Us All Look Like Slackers

If you wanna feel like an absolute slacker, today's your lucky day! However, as you embrace your slackerness, you can comfort yourself with the knowledge that the world is not going to hell in a hand basket so long as there are smart, conscientious, and socially-motivated girls like Mikaila Ulmer in it.

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