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Daisy Ridley Epically Slays Ridiculous Body Type Criticism

Dear God, give me strength. Because I’m super ticked. So here is what happened… Some moron made a ridiculous meme, criticizing Daisy Ridley’s body type and claiming that her character Rey, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is “setting unrealistic expectations” for young girls because she doesn’t have “curves.” Dumb. The meme shows a...

Gal Gadot Talks Wonder Woman, Feminism, and Emotional Intelligence

Gal Gadot is just awesome. I got to see her speak at 2015’s San Diego Comic Con— I loved what she had to say then and I’m loving what she said now! In an interview with Glamour, Gadot had some very insightful and exciting things to say about her role as Wonder Woman, what being a feminist means to her, and how, like Wonder Woman, women...

Leslie Jones Took to Twitter to Tell Us Why We Should Not Be Offended By Her Ghostbusters Role

The full trailer for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters released this past week, and drama surrounding the comedy has already started. Some people were upset that Leslie Jones’s character is the only member of the group who is not a scientist. They have taken the casting of the black comedienne in a role of an MTA worker as a racist move. However...

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 30: Carrie Goldman, Annie Rose, #WheresRey and Anti-Bullying

On this week’s 30th episode of the Legion of Leia podcast, author and activist Carrie Goldman and her daughter, eight-year-old Annie Rose (who wrote the very famous letter to Hasbro asking why Rey wasn’t part of Star Wars Monopoly) join myself and my co-hosts Anastasia Washington and Sabina Ibarra. Carrie is the author of Bullied:...

Marvel’s Agent Carter S2, Ep 4 Recap and Review – ‘Smoke and Mirrors’

This week we get to see the origin stories of both Agent Carter and Whitney Snow. A series of flashbacks detail some defining moments in their respective lives, revealing polar opposite upbringings. I feel that this was more in service to Whitney’s character than to Peggy’s, but both reveal some important context that explains why...