Geek Girls Rule! #395 – If You Wouldn’t Let Someone Do it to You…

Usually I try to follow a happy post/grumpy post pattern, one per week.  But this week I am seriously grumped, so you get two grumpy posts. This topic sprung to mind when I was mulling over Monday’s Nazi post, but it is an unrelated behavior, linked solely by the fact that the offenders tend to… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #395 – If You Wouldn’t Let Someone Do it to You…

Geek Girls Rule! #394 – Why we Hate your Insistence on Playing Nazis.

Ok, so over the weekend, in Charlottesville, VA a Neo-Nazi drove his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protestors to an “alt-right” (Nazi) demonstration.  This is after a group of Neo-Nazis beat up a group of counter protestors at the University of VA the night before, and beat up more counter-protestors during the day. Now, most… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #394 – Why we Hate your Insistence on Playing Nazis.

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. Their email and postings on the way out accused the Executive Director of harassment, sexism, racism, kink-shaming and body-shaming of… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #393 – Looking at Whom you Give the Benefit of the Doubt

Geek Girls Rule! #392 – Review: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Ok, all I have to say about this one is “Wow.” Parable of the Sower, published by Octavia Butler in 1993 is startlingly prescient about the state of United States, and where those of us with a modicum of forward thinking can see it steadily sinking unless the brakes are put on really fucking quickly.… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #392 – Review: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler