The web series Reel Geek Girls was formed in 2015 by Drew C. Geek culture seems to have two sides to it, either women are treated the same as men, and as such get no special treatment which some women will see as wrong, or they go all out in the other direction holding the women on a pedestal which to most is wrong. And why not let the posers in, they may become enlightened and no longer need to pretend to be one of us! Perhaps the way to bring meaning back to the geek way of life is to keep it on the down-low; lower our freak flags, go quiet, and communicate through heads-up displays. I welcome any geek with open arms. I think this is perfectly normal human behavior.
If you can make someone feel wanted, work that hot nerdness that I know you got deep down and talk a game as good as you play your one step closer than the rest. That's not funny to anyone who plays, only to people who want to laugh at them. Personally I am a geek. It is somewhat about the safe male space as you mentioned, but I think most geeks are willing to open the door and allow geek girls in as well, but only if they are real geeks. Now, why should we care? In this article, he denounced women who pretend to be interested in geek culture to gain attention from men or to advance their careers.
But I've also found a lot of petty turf battles, a lot of intolerance, and no small amount of misogyny. What is this horrible, unspeakable threat? She likes to dress up more than I do. Hell, they made an episode to make fun of wow players by having Sheldon try to have sex with a troll in the game. I am proud to know a plethora of geeks from every conceivable walk of life. Do not trust legal advice given by Redditors. At the same time, though, male geeks position on the margin is unstable—which is why they're nervous about geekdom being feminized. Second: in addition to her bow and arrows, this girl also sports some pretty intense archery gloves.
There are easier and less expensive ways for pretty girls to seek attention. I suspect that some of you don't give a crap about any of this and see the whole thing as petty, but realize that it's not happening in a vacuum. I agree with pretty much all of the above, but I want to give a serious answer to what geek guys think the fake-geek-girl threat actually is or at least what this geek guy used to think the threat was. I wonder, though, about whether they can do it—or, more precisely, whether they can do it while remaining geeks. If you are in need of legal help, seek a qualified lawyer.
Now get the fuck out of here you sexist pice of shit! It almost ruined the comic industry. A culture that values knowledge and access above all things is going to be a culture dedicated to hierarchy and to power—to defining who is in and who is out. Any such decision can be appealed in Moderator Mail, for a final decision by the moderator group. The call is coming from inside the house. I see groups of teen girls hanging out giggling and having fun, but in costume. Sometimes geeks will wonder if they are real geek girls or couldn't care less and just like dressing up and showing off for the geeks. Most of my friends are geek guys.
Finally, 1 more very, very important point: Geeks love to share and compare knowledge with each other. Calling her a poser and snubbing her only makes you look idiotic. Filter By Flair: External Links: Need help? Superman is Clark Kent's alter ego. So, they want to change it so they feel more welcome and safe. And I think women would feel no shame or guilt in feeling that way and asking those questions, but at the same time bristle when it happens to them.
Of course, there are few spaces just for men, and when someone tries to create or preserve one, they're accused of misogyny. They just want you to watch them in those costumes. Here's one article of many that talks about it: My concern for this issue is that, like anything else that involves gender, feminists and feminist sympathizers are attempting to dominate the discussion and frame the whole thing from a feminist and gynocentric perspective. Lots of people find strength and friendship and love in being part of them. In my experience, geeks coalesce not only because they share a passion for a piece of culture but also because, for whatever reason, they have been excluded from other social groups. Exactly, men interact differently to each other than they do to women, most of the time.
Those of us that are true nerds dont look at things the same as others, we are passionate about our nerdiness and am not ashamed to call ourselves nerds and wear it proudly. There is someone for everyone out there, and who deserves it more than we do? It doesn't bother me when I get this treatment. This makes geeks tend to dominate their territory. I have never been treated worst in my life than by my local gaming shops aimed at geeks who happen to be female. She loaned me my first Star Trek novels, which sparked my lifelong interest in writing. I don't care what you know or don't know just don't be that over eager scocial chamelon that tries to co op my identity for a weekend and look down on me the rest of the time. This aspect of fan history seems to have been largely forgotten, but I was there and I remember it vividly.
How exactly am I a sexist piece of shit? This guy thought he was giving us the ultimate compliment: his stamp of nerd approval. The topic was the subject of controversy in 2012 and 2013, when multiple articles were published supporting or condemning the concept. But no one but her should get to decide how she defines herself and how she interacts with her own fandom. Sarah is one fourth of the mighty Alert Nerd collective AlertNerd. Bruce Wayne is Batman's alter ego. A main goal is being inclusive and not dismissing people for minute details.