Quick Aside About Misogyny in Geek Culture

So we’ve been pretty quiet about the undercurrents of misogyny that permeate some corners of geek culture — and it’s kind of a big deal, so we know that we should… but time is finite and at least I haven’t been able to get to it. So rather than write nothing, I thought I’d direct you to this article over at Comics Alliance which should be mandatory reading.

And lest you only think this kind of crap happens with the Video Gamers, remember that Harrison’s Comics in Salem, MA has a room that the manager calls “The Rape Room” – so yeah. It’s pretty bleak all around.

Let’s try to do better, shall we?

And by “better” I mean tell those members of our community who think that it’s acceptable to make threats to go f**k themselves.

Trae Dorn

Trae is the tallest of the hosts, and he is certain it’s because he is the oldest. This is (at the very least) why he is the baldest. Trae co-founded Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con and refuses to apologize for it... which he probably should. Trae also writes the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell he has time to actually do anything anymore. He says he has time because he “does it all quite poorly.”