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
So, this weekend in Seattle it hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit. I don’t know if you know anything about Seattle, but we are giant weenies about extremes of weather on either end of the spectrum. It’s temperate here most of the time, just like we like it. However, for a few weeks out of the year,… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #380 – Hot Weather Geek Survival Guide
I was born in 1971. I’ll let you all do the math there and tell me how fucking old I am. I grew up with Princess Leia and Wonder Woman, as pretty much my only options for female heroes. For awhile, we also had Isis, from the Isis and Shazaam hour. Fantastic Four had Sue… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #379 – Why Wonder Woman is a Big Deal
Ok. I was wrong. Utterly, completely and wonderfully wrong. Gal Gadot was absolutely wonderful as Wonder Woman. See, I can admit when I was wrong. I finally got to see Wonder Woman today, and it was everything I have been looking for in a female led superhero film since I was five. My tattooed, pierced,… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #378 – Review: Wonder Woman
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.