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The Mary Sue

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The Mary Sue[edit]

The Mary Sue[1] is a female geek entertainment site. It began as a site for women who didn’t feel accepted into mainstream entertainment topics and has expanded to be an inclusive “guide to the galaxy” on news, pop culture, fandom, and politics. The name The Mary Sue came from the humor seen in re-appropriating a mostly negative cliche about female characters. The Mary Sue has been cited in articles by The New York Times, Ad Age, Bustle.com, Refinery29, E! Online, Jezebel, etc.


The Mary Sue debuted in 2012 with a staff of 2—Susanna Polo, Founding Editor and Jamie Frevele, Associate Editor—covering comic books, movies, TV, and more from a feminist perspective. Shortly thereafter, Jill Pantozzi, Editor-In-Chief  joined the team. In 2014, The Mary Sue merged with its sister site, Geekosystem, to form a larger editorial team and take on topics in science, tech, and space.


  • Editor: Kaila Hale-Stern[2]
  • Editor: Dan Van Winkle[3]
  • Assistant Editor: Princess Weekes[4]
  • Assistant Editor Kate Gardner[5]
  • Politics Editor: Vivian Kane[6]
  • Weekend Editor: Chelsea Steiner[7]
  • Associate Editor: Rachel Leishman[8]

Media Coverage of The Mary Sue[edit]


  1. "The Mary Sue". www.themarysue.com. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  2. "Kaila Hale-Stern". www.themarysue.com. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  3. "Dan Van Winkle". www.themarysue.com. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  4. "Princess Weekes". www.themarysue.com. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  5. "Kate Gardner". www.themarysue.com. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  6. "Vivian Kane". www.themarysue.com. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  7. "Chelsea Steiner". www.themarysue.com. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  8. "Rachel Leishman". www.themarysue.com. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  9. Shattuck, Kathryn (2018-12-07). "Megan Fox on Why She Won't Speak Out in the #MeToo Movement". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  10. Diaz, Ann-Christine. "If Watching Hillary and Donald Debate Isn't Enough, The Mary Sue Invites You to Play Bingo". adage.com. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  11. "The Mary Sue Rejection Hotline". www.themarysue.com. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  12. Mercado, Mia. "This Hotline Will Text Back Creeps So You Don't Have To". Bustle. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  13. "This rejection hotline turns down creepy guys so you don't have to". The Independent. 2017-10-27. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  14. Brabaw, Kasandra. "Remember This Number Next Time A Creepy Guy Asks For Your Digits". www.refinery29.com. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  15. EDT, Stav Ziv On 10/30/17 at 4:27 PM (2017-10-30). "Don't want to give that guy your number? Send him to The Mary Sue's rejection hotline". Newsweek. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  16. "The Mary Sue Rejection Hotline Will Reject Creepy Dudes For You". Womens Health. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  17. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria (2019-02-27). "Welcome to @OversightDems.https://twitter.com/TheMarySue/status/1100896400982847489 …". @aoc. Retrieved 2019-05-13. External link in |title= (help)
  18. "Taron Egerton's Obtuse #MeToo Comments Receive Backlash". E! Online. Wed Nov 21 05:55:00 PST 2018. Retrieved 2019-05-13. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  19. Bosch, Kim. "In Gemma Hartley's Fed Up, Emotional Labor Is Everything and Nothing". Jezebel. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  20. "The men striving to accuse Robert Mueller of sexual misconduct held a press conference. It went poorly". theweek.com. 2018-11-02. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  21. Berlatsky, Noah (2015-05-21). "Critics Shouldn't Have to Cover 'Game of Thrones' If They Don't Want To". The New Republic. ISSN 0028-6583. Retrieved 2019-05-13.

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