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Why the Loss of Toys R Us Would Be a Loss for Feminism

Why the Loss of Toys R Us Would Be a Loss for Feminism With Toys R Us’ recent bankruptcy filing, store closures are expected post-holiday season.  This will not only be a blow to the toy industry; it could negatively impact our cultural, feminist progress as well. I know.  That sounds extreme and overstuffed, one writer taking simple store...

DC Superhero Girls Addresses the Impossibility of Running in High Heels and Other Superhero Wardrobe No-No’s

The latest episode of DC Superhero Girls, the animated web series based off of characters from the fashion doll/action figure franchise by Time Warner and Mattel, delves into the practicalities of female superhero costumes. Wonder Woman has been tasked with designing a new suit, and she discovers that it’s important for the suit to work...

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 13: Jeffrey Henderson, Jennifer Lawrence on Sexism, Star Wars Books and – Elvis?

On this week’s 13th episode of the Legion of Leia Podcast, my co-hosts Anastasia Washington and Sabina Ibarra and I welcome guest Jeffrey Henderson, storyboard artist (Spider-Man 3, Oz the Great and Powerful, After Earth), musician, actor, standup and voiceover artist. And yes, this is the Jeff that I talk about all the time on the...

Mattel Makes Extra Effort in Design of DC Super Hero Girls

Toy Designer Christine Kim heads up the daunting task of reinvigorating the superhero brand for girls, which will be designed by women and not men. Groundbreaking stuff, we know. Whodathunk that women would have the best insight in making super heroic dolls for little girls? Did you know that Wonder Woman appeared just three years after Superman...