Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Femininity vs. Nerd-dom

This is a quick run-by link dump, to remind you I'm still alive.  The Day Job is demanding a lot of my time and focus right now, and PAX East planning is taking up some of my other time.  I promise, I haven't stopped writing or thinking!

The juxtaposition of these two posts fascinated me.

First, Lesley Kinzel on female stereotyping in geek / gamer culture.

Second: Jezebel, on MTV "getting it wrong" with a female nerd.

The pair came to me within about 24 hours of each other, and really struck me: once again, it's a no-win situation.  But the money quote from Lesley sums up what I hope to take with me, and take away from, PAX:
Dudes, be human. Ladies and other female-IDing types, be awesome, no matter what you’re into or what you look like. Can’t we all just kill each other and not be assholes about it?

4 comments:

  1. The link to jezebel does not work for me. The correct link appears to be http://jezebel.com/#!5762146/mtv-gets-it-wrong-with-nerds

    Frikkin fragment-based urls!!!! They should be burned alive!

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  2. The whole "ima pretend to be a nerd" thing boggles me. Is this maybe something like how certain women use the phrase, "I'm so fat..." when they aren't?

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  3. Ah, thanks for that. I haven't been able to get any of the Gawker Media sites right since their redesign.

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  4. Nice quality content but I noticed the pages load rather slow compared to others. bowmasters 2

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