Why The "Fake Geek Girl" Meme Needs To Die
The world of comics, gaming, sci-fi, and geekdom in general is under attack! Oh my god how dare you be a woman and enjoy geek stuff?!
What is the "Fake Geek Girl"? It is the accusation that women are pretending to be nerdy for male attention.
You know, because EVERYTHING women do is totes for the menz.
The 'fake geek girl' meme is basically this interaction.
In reality, there is no such thing as the fake geek girl.
But you can find it all over the place.
It even comes from professionals in the industry.
...and it's not like geekdom isn't mired in enough sexism as it is.
People are allowed to like *some* elements of a culture. In fact, this happens all the time!
So instead of accusing people of being posers...
Not everyone has to like what you like in exactly the same way that you like it.
And to all those out there who have been accused of being the 'fake geek girl'...
...and get ready to feast.
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