May they be forever alone for their elitist douche-baggery.
I was recently interviewing the woman who founded Her Universe and we were talking specifically about women and geekdom. I asked about the rise of girls in geek culture and she very accurately corrected me: There is no “rise” of geek girls. We’ve always been here. Girls are just as nerdy as dudes are. Ladies have always been interested in sci fi and fantasy and video games - we just don’t talk about it a lot because men are assholes.
My boss and I actually came to this conclusion when he asked me why I kept pepper spray on my keychain.
"Because rape can happen anywhere, at any time, and chances are I’ll be blamed for inciting it somehow. Or for not fighting back hard enough. Do I think there is a rapist around every corner? No. Do I think every man is a rapist? Certainly not. But it only takes one."
"And you’re on alert about that…like all the time."
"Even during the day."
"Less so, but yeah."
"That’s like, the kind of shit that scares me about going to prison."
"Right, but imagine the whole world is prison, not just a possible place you’ll likely never end up but one you’re stuck in forever."