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Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You is a tumblr project wherein little girls dress up like superheroes and get animated and it’s adorable.

Here’s where to start reading Captain Marvel!

“The first time I did this exercise, I didn’t know that it would turn into a lesson on racism, sexism, and every other kind of -ism. I thought it was just about casting. But now I know that casting is never just about casting, and this day is a real teachable opportunity.”

Speaking of sexism! Because of course there’s something applicable going on. Ubisoft, creator of the “Assassin’s Creed” games, had the gall to say that playable female characters were just too expensive to fit into their new insanely detailed, gorgeously rendered French Revolution adventure, in which, as we all know, no women were involved. There’s a co-op mode, but as far as I can tell, you only get to customize the same white dude for all four players. Never mind that they’ve already had playable female characters in previous games and oh yeah, we’ve been over this issue before. The excuse is crappy, their response is crappy, Ubisoft is crappy.

Thus, #womenaretoohardtoanimate.

(Also, the franchise’s women-led adventure, Liberation, is available on Steam for $19.99. Just sayin’.)

Kate Schell on doubt versus skepticism: “I am done suppressing common sense and conscience to fit people’s expectations, and this is not doubt, but growth. This is owning my skepticism and pursuing alternatives and being a healthier, fuller person.”


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