7 Superheroines Who Deserve Their Own Series

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Warner Bros. recently announced that Harley Quinn (and possibly the Birds of Prey) would be getting her own film. We have the “Wonder Woman” film coming out next year and “Captain Marvel” debuting in 2019. And with both “Supergirl” and “Jessica Jones” gearing up for a season two, it looks like we’re finally starting to see a little more parity for superheroines.

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To keep the ball rolling, here’s a wish list of superhero women who deserve their own film or TV series:  

1. Ms. Marvel

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As one of the most loveable and prominent South Asian superheroes we have right now, I’m hoping “Captain Marvel” finds a way to introduce Kamala Khan and open the door for her own film or series. Kamala’s a great point of entry character for a teen audience — she’s a hilariously awkward and enthusiastic Avengers fangirl —…

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Cosplay Is Not Consent: Sexual Harassment at Conventions

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By Alyssa Torres (@H8Alyssa)

Whether you’re donning a cape or admiring con-goers in armor from afar, most of us can agree that one of the most thrilling parts of cons is cosplay. Shortened from “costume” and “play”, cosplay, the act of dressing as fictional characters, holds its spot as one of the most prominent aspects of geek culture and continues to grow in popularity.

What’s also growing is female presence at conventions, where female geeks can dress as their favorite superheroes and make their voices heard. According to Daily Mail, half of the 130,000 attendees at San Diego Comic Con 2015 were expected to be female while The Mary Suealso reported that the percentage of female attendees at New York Comic Con rose over 60% within three years.

People like to think conventions are a safe place and geek hub for all con-goers, but as the amount of…

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Netflix’s Altered Carbon and Asian Consciousness in White Bodies

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A few weeks ago it was announced that Netflix is adapting Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 sci-fi novel Altered Carbon, and that the main character, Takeshi Kovacs, will be played by Joel Kinnaman.

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This guy. Playing somebody named Takeshi, who is specifically described in the articles as being at least biracial Japanese.

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Fixing Netflix’s Iron Fist: Casting Danny Rand

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Ever since I implored Marvel to consider an Asian American actor for the role of Danny Rand in their planned Iron Fist Netflix series last year, the most common reaction has been from non-Asians (usually) whitesplaining why the idea of an Asian American martial artist is racist. The second most common question involves who Marvel/Netflix could cast in the role because there are no Asian American stars who could possibly carry a series. Which is a funny demand because I don’t recall Charlie Cox being a huge movie star pre-Daredevil, but that’s neither here nor there.

Besides, this is Marvel we’re talking about. The same studio that turned the schlubby guy from Parks & Rec into Harrison Ford. Whoever they cast — Asian or not — is guaranteed to be a star anyway. So here are several actors who deserve a shot at Shou-Lao and superhero stardom.

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We Weren’t That Resilient

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In response to the bell ringing that kids these days aren’t resilient the way their parents were growing up in the Wild West of the seventies and eighties suburban American neighborhoods and schools: I call bullshit.

We weren’t that resilient.

Those of us growing up in the seventies and eighties were not tilling Victory gardens and whittling useful things out of sticks that we found on the ground. I know. I was there.

I can only speak to my own experience, and trigger warning, I’m not prone to nostalgia.

Yes, we played outside with the neighborhood kids until the streetlights came on.

It’s true we didn’t have iPhones. We weren’t texting or addicted to screens.

We didn’t expect our teachers to give us A’s.

We drank from the garden hose when we were thirsty.

And it got pretty Lord of the Flies out there in the neighborhood and schoolyards before the streetlights came…

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High Speed!: Chapter 3 – Free

Robotic dancing troupe World Order kicks off the new baseball season with seven-man pitch 【Video】

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Springtime means one thing for sports fans: baseball! While Major League Baseball is still toiling away in spring training and pre-season games, the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) league has already kicked off their season with the first games occurring at the end of March.

Since spring signals the time for new beginnings, what is more precious than the beginning of the first home game of the year? And with it brings the first opening pitch of the season. For the 2013 Japan Series winners, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, they asked Genki Sudo and his group World Order to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

But how do you ask seven people to throw out one ball?

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