Boy Nerds Are Still Trying to Tell Girl Nerds That They're Not Real Nerds
From The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper: Slog
November 21, 2012 - 6:17pm
All month long, the comics world has been embroiled in a conversation about whether female geeks are really geeks. Yes. This conversation is still, somehow, going on in 2012. The "debate" has been going on for a while now—the "idiot nerd girl" meme took off on Reddit and in other online venues a couple years ago, but things heated up earlier this month, during a conversation between a comics journalist and several women who work in the comics field. Here's a good condensed argument from blogger Squidy Girl:
I’m sure it seems harmless and “fun” on the surface, but memes like this are indicative of a much larger and much more problematic attitude within geek culture. Namely: if we don't like how (specifically) a woman/girl identifies as a nerd, or displays their nerdery, based on rather arbitrary & subjective definitions of what being a “...
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