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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?!

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In reality, there is no such thing as the fake geek girl.

"There is no such thing as a fake geek girl. There are only girls who are at different, varying levels of falling in love with something the society generically considers to fall under the nerd culture category." - Youtube personality albinwonderland in her video "Fake Geek Girl"

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Tony Harris, a comic book writer who worked on Iron Man, Starman, and Ex Machina, posted this rant on his facebook.

tl;dr Women at conventions are imposters! And whores! I don't respect any women and assume their entire existence is for the pleasure of men! Boobies!

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...and it's not like geekdom isn't mired in enough sexism as it is.

The Hawkeye Initiative is a project fans started to "draw attention to how deformed, hyper-sexualized, and unrealistically posed/dressed women are drawn in comics."

Comic by Litebox

People are allowed to like *some* elements of a culture. In fact, this happens all the time!

Getting mad at women for liking what is considered a 'superficial' part of nerd culture but ignoring the fact that men also enjoy 'superficial' parts of other cultures as well? Oops! Your sexism is showing, again.

Comic by Radrangy

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