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Things We Saw Today: People’s 25 Women Changing the World by Doing What Everyone Said They Couldn’t

This week's People Magazine honors 25 Women Changing the World, including Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot!

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Pink’s Amazing VMA Speech (Or, Why I Wish Pink Were My Mom)

Pink gave us a little glimpse as to what an awesome mom she is to her daughter Willow in a speech at the VMAs last night.

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Uhh: Massachusetts Police Department Spreads Breast Cancer Awareness With Pink Handcuffs

The hope, according to them, is that giving these officers such high visibility handcuffs might raise awareness and remind people to set up a regular breast cancer detection plan.

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When It Comes to Gender Stereotyping, Pink Is Not the Problem [VIDEO]

Gender Bendery

In his analysis of the problems (real and falsely perceived) with the "pink aisle," MovieBob has some things to say about The Hunger Games—namely that it reinforces an outdated notion of male=good and female=bad by giving its heroine stereotypically masculine traits and the Capitol stereotypically feminine ones—that I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on. (via: The Escapist) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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The Lowest Mass Planet Directly Imaged Outside Of Our Solar System Is Pink

It Came From Outer Space

The image above may look like part of the advertisement for Mars Explorer Barbie, but it's not. Scientists were recently able to directly observe and acquire and image of planet GJ 504b. GJ 504b is not only the planet with the lowest mass of any that has been directly imaged in the past, but is also pink.

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Long Live The Queen: A Game of Strategy, Intrigue, and Horrible, Adorable Death


I have never before played a game with a preference for pink. Frills and ribbons aren’t my thing out in the real world, either, but it goes a little deeper than that. Like a lot of folks, I have a kneejerk aversion to games that are visually coded as “for girls.” Intellectually, I know there’s nothing (nothing!) wrong with pink, but something buried in my lizard brain always tells me this game is going to suck, move along. Last year, I gained some new perspective, thanks to an interview I had with Rachel Weil of FEMICOM. “We do typically have this gut reaction that games dressed up in bows won’t be any good at all,” she said. “But why?” It was an eye-opening consideration for me, and I instantly thought of it when I found myself with a copy of Long Live The Queen, a strategy-heavy simulation game with a Magical Girl aesthetic. It wasn’t my style, or my preferred genre, but I told my lizard brain to shut up, and gave it a fair shot. I played, and played, and played. I'm still playing. Beneath the hearts and glitter lies a complex puzzle, one I have yet to unravel to my satisfaction. It has me hooked.

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Good News Everyone: Pink Doesn’t Exist


The next time you're confronted with something aggressively pink, magenta, or fuchsia that you're expected to embrace or reject because of your gender, don't try to ignore it. That's impossible. Instead only try to realize the truth: There is no pink. (via Gizmodo.)

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Hey, Girls and Preppy Guys At Business Conferences, Your Favorite Color Doesn't Exist

Short, informative video maker MinutePhysics is back, and is here to tell 9-year-old girls and guys wearing power shirts at business conferences everywhere that their favorite color, pink, doesn't actually exist. So, put down your Barbies and unpop your collars, sit back, and let MinutePhysics explain that our brains make up the color pink because it doesn't know how else to perceive the light that should go in pink's place.

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Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing On Rainbows

what is this I don't even

You got this far through Monday. Take a break. (via I Heart Chaos.)

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