She now sees her scars as "entirely positive."
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While girls are taught to develop the full spectrum of who they are, boys are still taught to be emotionally repressed.
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We should be able to separate Middle Eastern politics from a fantasy film.
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Lina's life as a refugee has been fraught with loneliness and fear. Her journey began with the murder of her father.
The gender pay gap is alive and well in Hollywood.
We're just thankful it was never made.
From Diana's 1941 all-star debut to becoming a feminist icon in the 1970s and coming out as queer in 2016
It's already breaking records.
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Geek culture has a sexism (and, yep, racism) problem that it has been unable to shed despite growing into our era's dominant form of pop culture. This subcultural sexism has been a roadblock for female geeks over the years. But times are changing, and movies like Wonder Woman are speeding up that process.
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Gal Gadot + Lynda Carter = magic.
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"Why no hair, there, Princess of the Amazons?"
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It felt like a lovely bit of serendipity that Mila Kunis released an inspiring piece about pushing back against misogyny in the entertainment business, and shortly afterwards, inspiring new visuals for the Wonder Woman movie were released. Women are taking a stand, on the screen and in real life.
What are you going to be for Halloween? The answer for many girls will be different in 2016: after 11 years as the most popular costume, princess has been beaten out by superhero. Halloween and the costumes we choose are mirrors of our culture, reflecting back to us our values, taboos and norms.
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It is time for a modern version of wonder woman who does not have to carry a gun but can achieve results through feminine strengths. She can be tough without guns and violence because she knows who she is and what she wants to do in the world. She may chose to have a partner but is not dependent upon a man to achieve her goals.
It's time to put an end to the "having it all" madness. For one, this meaningless term serves only to make the most successful women feel like failures. Rather than stay on track with this meandering debate, we owe it to ourselves, and future generations, to refocus our attentions on real issues: a stubborn wage gap, the under-representation of women in senior roles and covert discrimination in the workplace.
Movie franchises like "Superman," "Wolverine," "Spider-Man," and "Iron Man" continue proving that the appetite for superheroes in our lives is endless. But film isn't the only medium to romanticize th...