Tag Archives: feminism

July 12

Son of Geek

By: Terra Clarke Olsen [This article original appeared in Seattle Weekly.] I wrote this article ages ago (…okay, not ages, but it feels like a lifetime ago), but sadly, I still find it relevant. Far too often, really. I wanted to share it on my blog with those who have been on this geektastic journey […]

June 15

Featured Kickstarter: The Unicorn Files Photo Book

By: TCO Warning, today’s Featured Kickstarter is totally self-promotion since it is my Kickstarter. 🙂 About a year and a half ago, I started “The Unicorn Files: Debunking the Myth of the Female Geek,” a project that highlights different geeky women in the community. And today, I’m launching a Kickstarter in the hopes of raising the funds […]

June 08

Seattle Geeks Speak Up: Black Widow Flash Mob #WeWantWidow

By: TCO On June 6th, fan across the world coordinated a huge flash mob sending a simple message: We Want Widow. Since the success of the Avengers, fans have noticed a distinct lack of Black Widow merchandise. (There is even a Tumblr addressing the sheer volume of missing Black Widow merch.) One geek blogger, Kristin Rielly, decided that it was time […]

October 27

Ray Rice Costumes Emerge During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By: TCO Over the weekend, I saw a couple’s Halloween costume online that outraged me—a husband and wife, in blackface, dressed as Ray and Janay Rice. Racist AND misogynist. Wonderful. But, for some naive reason, I figured this was the work of one dumbass couple. What I was not prepared for was the flurry of […]

July 16

Marvel: Champion of Change

By: Terra Clarke Olsen I’ve been a frustrated lady geek the past few weeks. From women being barred from competing in Hearthstone to the artist of Wonder Woman declaring he doesn’t want her to be a feminist, it’s been a harsh reminder that the geek culture has a long way to go. But yesterday brought […]

July 07

What Happened to The Mary Sue?

By Leah Zoller [Post originally appeared on Leah’s blog, The Lobster Dance.] The Mary Sue merger has me feeling a bit like Obi-Wan today.  Let me explain. The Mary Sue, popular geek website for geek women by geek women, merged withGeekosystem, a sister site from Abrams Media. The merger was a decision from the top, and […]

June 18

Podcastle: Feminist Fantasy Audio Fiction

By: Leah Zoller Considering the underrepresentation of women authors and protagonists in literature, film, and publication, I feel that sharing and promoting media that demonstrate gender balance is critical to changing the genre. Today I’m pleased to review Podcastle, a free weekly podcast of audio fantasy fiction. Produced by Escape Artists, Podcastle branched out of […]