So, I did sit down and watch this on Sunday night while the Geek Husband What Rules ran his gaming group. It is both not as as bad I had feared, and just as bad if not worse. Made in 1982, it opens with a gross, sexually harassy window washer bugging a (sooooo early 80s)… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #397 – Review: Q: the Winged Serpent
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…
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.