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Geek Girls Rule! #393 - Looking at Whom you Give the Benefit of the Doubt

So, by now I’m sure you’ve all heard the shit storm stirring around Geek Girl Con.  Five volunteers from the Con Ops team quit, and on their way out behaved incredibly unprofessionally, and also misleadingly. 521 more words

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Geek Girls Rule! #390 - No More Plucky Heroines

Ok, so I have spent a huge chunk of my life both writing and consuming stories just loaded with plucky heroines.  You know, the girl (or POC/Queer/Trans person, or some intersection of all those things) who has to work her ass off and do amazing things to be considered the equal of men who got where they are mostly by being dudes.   781 more words

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Geek Girls Rule! #389 - Be the Geek You Want to See in the World

My apologies to the former President of the United States.  But this is a sentiment I can whole-heartedly get behind.

I guess a large part of this depends on what kind of geek you want to be.   849 more words

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Geek Girls Rule! #387 - "Not All Men"

So, I’ve waffled about this for a bit, because the example I’m going to give is new and still fresh in my mind and possibly in the mind of the person with whom it happened, but I’m going to strip as many identifiers from it as I can so as to preserve their anonymity. 715 more words

Geek Girls Rule! #384 - I Got Plans...

I have mixed feelings about promoting GGR and growing it bigger.  At its former peak right around the Dickwolves bullshit, it had a relatively active commentariat, hundreds of hits a week and the podcast was doing just as well.   691 more words

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Geek Girls Rule! #382 - This is My Home

This should have gone live yesterday, but holiday…

The other night, my therapist made me fight my way down to why I want to grow GGR, and why harassment won’t stop me. 489 more words

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Geek Girls Rule! #379 - Why Wonder Woman is a Big Deal

I was born in 1971.  I’ll let you all do the math there and tell me how fucking old I am.

I grew up with Princess Leia and Wonder Woman, as pretty much my only options for female heroes.   451 more words

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