Hold the phone. A man just wrote a screed on sexual harassment and bullying in comics fandom.
And holy crap, it is the most amazing thing I have read in a while. 858 more words
by Shelby Mitchell/News & Opinions
The stories are endless; male sci-fi fans who berate girls despite a woman being the first to write science fiction; “gamer girls” avoiding playing games like “Call of Duty” with the mics on for fear of harassment; a woman being told, “I bet you don’t even know the ending” of a game before she reveals that she, in fact, wrote it; an angry anon commenting on how “the picture of that stupid hipster chick in the Star Wars shirt needs to stop she probably hasn’t even seen all the movies” when the “stupid hipster chick” wearing the Stop Wars shirt was, in fact, Natalie Portman. 340 more words
Showing off your interests, especially in the social media age, is not unique to one gender or demographic. So, why is it that females tend to get the short end of the stick? 621 more words
You may read the foreword to this series, As Always, it Started With Star Trek: A Study On Geek Girls.
For a little over two years now, geek culture has been tormented with a raging debate, that of the ”fake” geek girl. 910 more words