Category Archives: Nerd Culture

“Men have the power to stop online harrassment” — but do we really? And how?

Another instance has arisen of a female geek receiving threats and harrassment in response to criticism she’s made.  This time, the target was Janelle Asselin, after critiquing the cover of the Teen Titans relaunch.  Dr. Nerdlove has written up a … Continue reading

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What World of Warcraft and a year-old hashtag meme can tell us about feminism’s PR problem

I’ve been thinking further about my last post.  In particular, I’ve been thinking about how it relates to the #sorryfeminists hashtag meme from a year ago. Yeah, sometimes I don’t understand how my brain works, either, but hear me out.

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World of Warcraft, Street Harrassment, and Depicting vs. Condoning

[Thanks to Misanthropology 101 for first bringing this topic to my attention.] World of Warcraft landed itself in some minor controversy yesterday. Some of the idle NPC dialogue in their latest patch features two male orcs discussing the attractiveness of … Continue reading

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Failure Post #2: Area 11’s “Euphemia.”

Yep, don’t have a post today, due to being way behind on my candidacy exam work.  So here, have some Nerd-rock.

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Of Ponies, Portals, and Piracy: What Hasbro Can Learn From Valve

One of the nice things about being a new blogger is that I have no audience to alienate.  With that in mind, let’s talk about three things the internet is completely sick of discussing: digital piracy, “cake is a lie” … Continue reading

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