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In please-can-this-happen news, Katee Sackhoff has joined Gina Carano in the as-yet-unnamed Expendables-type film that’s supposed to feature an all-female cast. So many badass women in one place could possibly make the world implode – totally worth it.
There are a lot of discussions about how badly females are portrayed in television and film, and I wonder how much of it is due to the fact that only 11% of prime-time television directors are female… or if most of it is just flat-out sexism like described in this article on The Mary Sue.
What do women want in female video game protagonists? Becky Chambers discusses that here, and I’d love to hear responses from our readers in the comments – what do you want in female protagonists in ANY game?
If I had an X-Box, I’d certainly download the L’Oreal app they’re putting out. Focusing on Microsoft’s data saying their users are 40% female, they created an app to specifically target that audience with tutorials and fashion tips. I think that’s pretty great – there is a lot to be said for making consoles more approachable for the “girlier” girls among us!
Ignoring the end of the world thing, I think I have a new historical hero – Maya Holy Snake Lord, supreme warrior, military governor, and co-ruler Lady K’abel, whose burial place was recently uncovered. I accept her returning destruction!
Felicia Day is one of my geekroes, and hearing how she works on Lifehacker is pretty cool.