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.