Geek Masculinity and the Myth of the Fake Geek Girl
I’ve been thinking about fake geek girls–or, more, the tenacity with which the geek community has latched on to the bugbear of the fake geek girl. Even in a community with a reputation as argumentative, the intensity and volume of the vitriol directed at the fake geek girl is unprecedented. It’s flat-out weird.
Oh, hey, this is going around again. I wrote it a year and change ago in response to the sudden and intense flurry of fake-geek-girl-as-the-monster-under-the-bed articles and memes running around, but I think a lot of it still holds.
(Obligatory plug: Later this month, I’ll be talking about this, among other issues of geek identity politics, with an AMAZING lineup of professionals on the panel “Looking Past the Target Audience: Gender, Race, and Geek Identity Politics” at Emerald City ComiCon. If you’re so inclined, you can find more info on that—as well as the rest of my ECCC panels and itinerary—here.)
Starring the protagonist of every video game released in the last 8 years.
To promote 1970’s “The Vampire Lovers”, Hammer took Madeline Smith, Pippa Steel and Janet Key to the zoo.
I feel like one of the greatest conquests of the english language is the phrase ‘I’ma’ because it’s an abbreviation for ‘I am going to’ like we managed to subtract all the spaces and three-fourths of the letters and we still know what it means that’s powerful
(Hopeless / McKelvie)
Earlier today I posted about the promo card left developed to promote the Austin based Capital Comic Con. Here’s another look at the card.
I reached out to the contact on their web site, Aaron Luevano who told me by email that he was aware of the card and approved it telling me”I asked before it was designed, many approved.”
A reader also posted about the promo card on the Facebook page for the convention and she sent me the response she got:
"I have to wonder if you’ve even been to a comic con."
So that’s it. They did it. They admit it. They think it’s funny. And when a woman calls them out on it they snidely dismiss it.
Once again that’s the Capital Comic Con of Austin, Texas.
Wow. Someone’s angling for a medal from the Department of Persistent Microaggressions.
(W: Bendis / A: Pichelli)