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Things We Saw Today: Patton Chen’s Figure Skating Recreations of Yuri!!! on Ice Routines

Patton Chen, a Chinese figure skater and a big fan of the anime Yuri!!! On Ice, has been recreating routines from the show and putting them on his YouTube channel.

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Things We Saw Today: Deadpool 2 Hopes To Begin Filming Early Next Year

Title probably TBD.

Writer-producer Simon Kinberg confirmed that the team hopes to begin filming the sequel to Deadpool early next year--although he's not entirely sure where it will be filming yet: "I can only tell you that it’s going extremely well and that’s about all I will tell you about it."

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Lori Goler Talk Managing Unconscious Bias

There's no question that the achievements of women like Sheryl Sandberg and Lori Goler of Facebook mean a lot. However, when Sandberg's book Lean In came out, there was some opposition to it, as some thought it tone-deaf when it comes to things like white privilege, or issues of class. So, I was very interested to hear what these ladies would have to say when I attended their presentation at this year's MAKERS Conference, and I was pleasantly surprised.

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SheStock and 500px Team Up to Change the Way Women Are Depicted in Stock Photography

TL;DR: fewer white ladies ecstatically eating salad.

Despite previous initiatives designed to diversify the models used in stock photography (including an effort by LeanIn's Sheryl Sandberg), most stock photo services still depict white, young, and conventionally attractive women as the default--but not SheStock.

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Is Championing Women In Tech, Who “Still Face A Deficit Of Opportunity”

(Obviously)

"No industry or country can reach its full potential until all women reach their full potential. And this is especially true in science and technology, where women with a surplus of talent still face a deficit of opportunity."

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Things We Saw: Somebody Made a Live Action Fan-Trailer For Bitch Planet

Non-compliance is not recommended.

Daaang if Amalgam Studios didn't capture the vibe of Kelly Sue DeConnick's Bitch Planet perfectly with just one pink lady in a nun costume. Way to go, team.

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Lean In, Getty Create More Diverse Stock Photo Pool That’s Still Problematic

If we got angry about this kind of thing we'd be angry all the time

Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg's nonprofit created to empower women, has partnered with Getty Images to create a stock photo pool that represents more diverse women in more diverse roles. That's a good thing! However, as with most things Sandberg does, it has its massively problematic sides.

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We’re Getting Gender Inequality In the Worldplace: The Movie

A Series of Fallopian Tubes

Lean In, this year's bestseller/cultural phenomenon about women in the workplace, is getting the Mean Girls treatment. By which I mean it's a nonfiction book being adapted into a fiction movie, not that author Sheryl Sandberg is going to do a dance in a plastic Santa costume.

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101-Year-Old Florence Detlor Is Facebook’s Oldest User

Today in Awesome

My mom isn't on Facebook, and for that I'm grateful, but boy do I think it's cool that this other lady is a registered user. Florence Detlor is 101-years-old and recently got the VIP treatment at Facebook headquarters. She also met with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg.

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Girl Scouts of America and Geek Squad Team Up To Inspire Geeky Girls

Supergirly

In an effort to bolster girls' interest in science and technology, Girl Scouts of America has invited the Geek Squad summer academy to New Orleans this August, where 200 girls aged 10 to 14 will pull apart and rebuild computers and learn about the technology behind digital photography and music.

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Meet Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s New CEO and Silicon Valley’s Newest Female Executive

million dollar lady

After a year-long search for their next top executive, Yahoo has finally settled on a new CEO -- Marissa Mayer, former Google engineer and self-proclaimed geek, will take the helm of the Internet giant this week, establishing her as one of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley.

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And Then There Was One: Facebook Appoints Sheryl Sandberg to Its Executive Board

Mutatis Mutandis

Following months, perhaps years, of complaints about how the "highest-ups" at Facebook are all men, Sheryl Sandberg, the company's COO since 2008, has finally become the first woman appointed to the board of directors. It won't be the first board she's been on, but it's probably fair to say that it's about darn time Facebook made this change. We'll go ahead and say it: The Mary Sue "likes" this.

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UltraViolet Begins Campaign to Get at Least One Woman on the Executive Board of Facebook

the internet is serious business

UltraViolet, an online women's rights advocacy and activist organization that's previously waged campaigns against a number of political appointments and legislative pushes, as well as advertisers of, ah, radio commentators who are fond of misunderstanding basic concepts like how birth control works and throwing gendered slurs around based on those misconceptions. But today they're taking their case to a slightly different arena: the tech world, namely the New York offices of Facebook. They plan to deliver a petition, fifty eight thousand signatures long, asking Facebook to change the line up on its executive board so that when it goes public in a few months, it will be with at least one woman in that board room.

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Says Women Would Benefit From Marrying Other Women

A Series of Fallopian Tubes

Feel free to put this down in the column of things you don't normally hear every day. Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, recently stated in an interview that women would probably be better off if they married other women instead of men. Read on for her thought process and her advice for female geeks. 

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Facebook, Women, And Breastfeeding: Which Of These Don’t Belong?

Allow Us To Explain

According to two recent articles about the social networking site Facebook, the answer would be both women and breastfeeding. Facebook's move to public offering shed light on the fact that the company has no women on its board. They're also facing backlash from mothers who've had photos of themselves breastfeeding their babies removed from the website. What gives? 

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