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. Why… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #387 – “Not All Men”
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! A Wrinkle in Time was one of my favorite books growing up! It had a female protagonist, Meg Murray, who was smart but struggling in school and caught a lot of shit for it, who wasn’t particularly attractive, who wore glasses. And the premise of the book was great, too. But I won’t go… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #386 – A Wrinkle in Time
Ok, so I said I was going to start talking more about mental health in honor of Space Mom, and now seems like a pretty good time to do just that. It’s a little stressful in my world right now. Our 20 year old cat Mutt had a stroke, and we had to make that… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #385 – Taking Care of Yourself
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. Hell, I got a call from the Oprah show for a piece I did for the… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #384 – I Got Plans…
My sister is really into 5Ks right now. She walks a lot, and I mean a lot, every day and one of her co-workers said, “You know, if you walked 5Ks, not only would you be getting exercise, but they give. you bling.” So my sister has done a whole lot of these including a… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #383 – Did you guys know there are Nerdy 5Ks?
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. Fandom/Geekdom is home. When I walked into a Dreamcon in the fall of 1989, for the first time in my life I walked… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #382 – This is My Home
Ugh. So, that Kotaku article about D&D. Did anyone else cackle like Witch Hazel from the old Bugs Bunny cartoons when you read the last paragraph, which seems to state that because D&D had a female POC pictured in it, sexism in gaming is dead? Follower Saffire Rainbo brought this to my attention, and came… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #381 – Sexism isn’t Dead, it just Dresses Better