The Limited Acceptability of the Female Geek

Robin Thorsen, who plays Clara on The Guild, would likely have to buy "geek shirts" in men's sizes, because geek women are expected to look a certain way, ane then we wonder how we've created a culture full of superficial posers.

Yesterday geek icon Felicia Day shared an article by Tara Tiger Brown on Forbes. She wanted feedback on the article and I felt compelled to comment. Not a "me too!" but an actual thoughtful comment. The point I was trying to make is that style is replacing substance in geekdom, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the expectations of geek girls. Felicia Day's projects sell merch through Jinx which, like many sites that cater to geeks, have only a limited range of women's sizes. An XL … [Read more...]