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‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

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It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

CBS' 'Zoo' Begins New Season; Bob Barker Says to Stop

Bob Barker asks "Zoo" to stop using real animals in the show.
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While many are eagerly awaiting the season 2 debut of CBS’s summer series, Zoo, Bob Barker is . The former Price is Right game show host is making waves with his past employer of 35 years.
 

“As former host of the longest-running show on CBS, I am writing to you after hearing from my friends at PETA that your network continues to allow wild animals to be used on Zoo, despite learning that, when used for entertainment, big cats and other animals are torn away from their mothers, subjected to abusive training methods,” Barker wrote in a later addressed to David Stapf, the president of CBS. The Vancouver Sun says that Barker asks Stapf to “adopt a network-wide policy banning the use of wild animals in future CBS programming.”
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