Posts Tagged 'fake geek girl'

The (Fake) Geek Girl Project / 1: The How-to

The (Fake) Geek Girl Project / 1: The How-to

For a little over two years now, geek culture has been tormented with a raging debate, that of the ”fake” geek girl. This debate has divided geeks between those who reinforce the notion that some women pretend to be geeks in order to attract the attention of men, and those who contest it.

Since late 2012, I have been analysing this debate and following the changes it brought forth in geek culture.

As Always, it Started With Star Trek: A Study On Geek Girls

As Always, it Started With Star Trek: A Study On Geek Girls

For many years, whenever people would tell me that girls are rare in geek culture, my instant reaction would always be: well, no.

I would be surprised and a little puzzled at their assumption and would instantly think of all the women who were fans or contributors to the Star Trek fanchise.

Geek Girl Survey Update

Geek Girl Survey Update

Greetings geeklings!

I will soon finish compiling data from the Geek Girl Survey I announced last August! Thanks to everyone who answered my call or shared it! I have been swamped with emails from enthusiastic geek girls of all ages, and I am delighted to have obtained a lot more data than I originally expected. So many people made Portal references that I’m considering creating a new slogan for this blog: something like ”For science”. It’s a work in progress.

Geek Girls: I need your help!

Geek Girls: I need your help!

I am looking for geek girls and women of all ages to answer a few questions about their involvement in geek culture and their experiences with geek peers. Whether you are 16 or 50 years old, a trekkie, a pegasister or a browncoat, whatever your gender identity or sexual orientation is, or even if you consider yourself more of a nerd than a geek, I want to hear your story.

Confidentiality will be respected, so don’t be afraid to contact me!