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The 'Star Wars' Facebook page replied obviously and correctly to a sexist comment.

Meet Captain Phasma. She's a character in the new "Star Wars" movie.

And that's ... basically all we know about her.

Most details about her remain top secret, so much so that "Star Wars" HQ has only revealed two pretty obvious things: She's a high-ranking stormtrooper, and she's played by Gwendoline Christie, aka Brienne of Tarth from "Game of Thrones."


I think she's ready. Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images.

Despite knowing next to nothing about who she is, what she does, or what role she plays in the story, some fans have very ... strong opinions about the way she looks.

Specifically about her armor.


Shiny and chrome. Photo via Mike DeLeon/Twitter.

Which, historically speaking, on female characters, has tended to look more like ... this.

Yeah, maybe it protects your chest, neck, and face, but how much gam does it show? Photo by JD Hancock/Flickr.

Or even, somehow, this.

"Can you go in the hot tub with your armor on? Let's focus on what's really important here, people." Photo via Pixabay.

For reference, this is real armor.

The better to protect your torso from blows from the GIANT SWORDS you're sparring with. Photo by Lowell Silverman/Wikimedia Commons.

Unsurprisingly, actual experts (yes, really) have convincingly argued that were you to wear the kind of armor typically drawn onto female action heroes to a real sword/axe/gun/laser fight, you would be very quickly dead.

Thankfully, "Star Wars" was having none of it. None. At. All.

Here's how they replied to one whiny commenter, and, in 11 words, completely ended the ridiculous debate.


Let's blow that up, for those of you in the cheap seats.

Screenshot via Man vs. Pink/Twitter, artwork by Seth Groves/Instagram.

Ordinarily I would try to say something clever here, but no "May the Force be with you" quip does the awesomeness of this comeback justice. It's perfect.

Female warriors wouldn't wear special, form-fitting costumes that only exist to be ogled. They would wear what would best help them win in a fight.

Thank you, Official "Star Wars" Facebook Page, for reminding us all what's important about armor.

It doesn't matter how good it looks at a pool party. Man or woman, it just needs to keep you the hell alive.

A Korean mother and her son

A recently posted story on Reddit shows a mother confidently standing up for her family after being bullied by a teacher for her culture. Reddit user Flowergardens0 posted the story to the AITA forum, where people ask whether they are wrong in a specific situation.

Over 5,600 people commented on the story, and an overwhelming majority thought the mother was right. Here’s what went down:

“I (34F) have a (5M) son who attends preschool. A few hours after I picked him up from school today, I got a phone call from his teacher,” Flowergardens0 wrote. “She made absolutely no effort to sound kind when she, in an extremely rude and annoyed tone, told me to stop packing my son such ‘disgusting and inappropriate’ lunches."

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Ring doorbell video captures what it's like to be the default parent.

Kids, man. I'm not sure of the scientific way audacity is distributed, but kids have a lot of it and somehow make it cute. That audacity overload is especially interesting when you're the default parent—you know, the parent kids go to for literally everything as if there's not another fully capable adult in the house. Chances are if your children haven't sought you out while you were taking a shower so you could open up a pack of fruit snacks, then you're not the default parental unit.

One parent captured exactly what it's like to be the default parent and shared it to TikTok, where the video has over 4 million views. Toniann Marchese went on a quick grocery run and *gasp* did not inform her children. Don't you fret, they're modern kids who know how to use modern means to get much-needed answers when mom is nowhere to be found. They went outside and rang the doorbell.

Back when we were children, this would've done nothing but make the dogs bark, but for Marchese's kids, who are 3 and 6 years old, it's as good as a phone call.

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Woman was mocked online for calling an $80 purse a 'luxury item.' Her response went viral.

"I'm so grateful that my dad was able to get me one. He worked so hard for that money.”

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Zoe Gabriel, showing off her new purse from Charles & Keith

Insults of any kind are painful, but jabs towards someone’s financial status are their own breed.

In January 2023, Singapore-based Zoe Gabriel was on the receiving end of this particular flavor of mockery when she posted a TikTok about a purse from local retail brand Charles & Keith—a gift bought for her by her father.

In her excitement, the 17-year-old called the bag, which costs around $80, a “luxury” item as she unwrapped it. Her excitement was sadly cut short by some of the negative comments she received.

One comment seemed to stand out above the rest and prompted Gabriel to post an emotional response video.

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'American Idol' contestant has perfect response to Katy Perry's 'mom-shaming' joke

The 25-year-old used the moment to stand up for moms everywhere.

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"Keep loving your babies."

You might recall us singing the praises of Sara Beth, the exuberant young mom with major vocal chops dubbed the “Accidental American Idol.”

During Sara Beth’s initial audition for the show, judge Katy Perry made a joke that rubbed many viewers the wrong way.

Before Sara Beth even began to sing, the 25-year-old revealed that she had three children, which prompted Katy Perry to dramatically stand up from her seat and feign shock. When Sara Beth, all smiles, said, “If Katy lays on the table, I think I’m going to pass out,” Perry retorted, “Honey, you’ve been laying on the table too much.”

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YouTube creator Steve Mould shows us what echo looks like through an acoustic camera.

It’s bizarre to think about seeing sound, but nowadays we can do just that. If you haven’t seen an acoustic camera before, that’s because they’re mainly used for industrial purposes, but they’ve been available commercially from gfai tech since 2001.

YouTuber Steve Mould, who has a science channel with over 2.1 million subscribers, took the complicated concept of the acoustic camera and made it easy to understand in his latest video, “Acoustic cameras can SEE sound.”

In the video, Mould explains how an acoustic camera is much like your smartphone's video recorder. But it also creates visual representations of sound emanating from where it’s generated within the video.

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Dad gives his young daughter a 'spa day' while mom and sister are out and people are gushing

"This healed a part of me. Thank you for doing this with your daughter."

Mason Smith pampered his baby girl during her "spa day."

Raising kids is no small feat. Just the basic logistics of caring for a human being from their helpless newborn stage to the full-fledged adult stage is a lot, much less doing the countless other things that will actually help that human thrive.

Parents who go above and beyond to create a nurturing environment and build strong core memories with their kids are inspiring examples for us all, and one dad's spa day with his daughter has people positively gushing.

Mason Smith (@thedadsocial) shared a video of a special spa day he gave his young daughter when her mom and older sister were having their own pampered outing. "Mom and sister went to the salon so I couldn't have her feeling left out," he wrote.

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