Why Being a Nerd is Awesome!


At a convention full of nerds, a new mom got up and asked supreme galactic ruler of geeks and former “Star Trek: The Next Generation” cast member Wil Wheaton to offer her infant daughter some advice. He obliged. With SHOWMANSHIP. At 1:40, he just nails it.

~ Courtesy of Upworthy.com

Slut Shaming in Geek Culture


Slut Shaming in Geek Culture

A really great article about geeky sexism, a problem all us Geek Girls have faced.

As a veteran D&D player in my senior year of high school, I joined a male friend’s Rifts game; my first acquaintance with the system.  I decided to play a Blind Atlantean Warrior Woman.  So how did the GM introduce my character?  By having me tied up in the closet so the male characters had to rescue me!  My stats indicated that I should have been able to kick the shit out of all three of them at the same time . . .  And don’t even let me get into what happened when I brought my epic characters into my hubby’s cousin’s long-running epic game.  What a bunch of misogynistic pricks!  We need to get rid of this kind of crap.