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”
Just about every Nerd Girl I know, once she says something on the internet in anything like a public way, will suffer an influx of trolls. If you look back at the earlier entries on the WordPress site, you can still a see a bunch of my trolls of several flavors. In particular whenever I… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #377 – How to Deal with an Infestation of Trolls
So, I had found out about The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne Valente a couple weeks ago and pre-ordered it on spec. It dropped last week, so I decided to go ahead and start reading it Friday on my break and my commute. I finished it at 11pm Friday night. I do not often just sit… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #376 – Review: The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne Valente
Yeah, I know I’ve written about empathy here before. Because empathy is in desperately short supply in geek culture, particular for geeks who are not cis, het, white guys. I think I first talked about this problem in GGR #186 – Geek Baiting and Why We Don’t Just ‘Get Over It.’ Here’s kind of the… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #375 – Empathy Goes Both Ways, Pal.
Ok, so I’ve been listening to all of the Jay and Miles Xplain the Xmen podcasts again, because they are golden. And I cannot believe I left them off my podcasts post the other day. Be warned if you listen to them in public, you will wind up giggling like a loon, or constantly snort… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #374 – Marvel, I think I’ve figured it out for you.
So the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX decided to hold a women-only screening of Wonder Woman four days after opening night. And predictably the sorts of men who decry earbuds as the death knell of human (their) sexuality because they allow women to ignore their unwanted advances have been losing their shit over it. Whereas most… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #373 – Batten Down the Hatches, There’s a Thing Dudes Can’t Do
I discovered the Mysterious Package Company through Neil Patrick Harris’s Instagram, and subscribed to the site on a whim. Most of their packages are out of my price range, but I was contemplating saving up for one of the less expensive packages, or telling the Geek Husband What Rules and the Best Girlfriend in the… Read More Geek Girls Rule #371 – Review: Curios and Conundrums from Mysterious Package Co.
I may have blogged about some of these before. Ok, one of these before. The Black Tapes. Still loving the Black Tapes podcast. Since they finished season two, or are possibly done (?) I just re-listened to all of them again. The Black Tapes is spooky and atmospheric, lacing their stories with things that exist… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #370 – Podcasts I’m Digging
First, I want to congratulate the Card Castle folks for hitting their funding goal! Congrats, guys! I’m so happy for you!!!!! Next, and this is a very elegantly crafted segue, I assure you, I want to talk about what about the Geek Social Fallacies makes them so hard to jettison when they fuck it up… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #369 – When the Geek Social Fallacies do Good
This was a panel that we did at Norwescon this year. Now, the idea behind the panel was that we would talk about whether we were the kind of collectors who very carefully preserved their things in acid free liners and kept all of our action figures “mint in box,” or if we were the… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #366 – Collecting versus COLLECTING