Tag Archives: Fake Geek Girl

What Does it Mean?!….. The Boyfriend Tee

This is probably more of a rant than anything else, so just bare with me. David and I have limited shopping options where we live and the closest store in walking distance is Walmart (which also has the most options for baby stuff). So we have, on occasion, walked to the Walmart to pick up a few small items that we might realize we need.

On such an evening this past week we went to Walmart to pick up a baby item and as we were walking out we saw some Batman t-shirts in the women’s section of the store. I find this exciting because not only were there Batman t-shirts, they were not bright pink or some other altered version.

So I got these shirts!

So I got these shirts!

Then on one of the shirts we noticed a sticker that stated “The Boyfriend Tee”. We both just stood there kind of staring because we really could not understand what it meant. There were a number of reasons that we could think to label something like that and all of them felt kind of sexist or condescending.

Continue reading

Are the Nerds nerds?

Something we didn’t cover much in our post yesterday is, are the contestants geeks or nerds? There has been some hubbub about this, but it seems like there always is. We feel like we have covered this conversation a bit in our Geek Versus Nerd post. A solid read if you haven’t read that one before – the dictionary definitions, in particular, are a bit disturbing for geek and nerd.

While we felt like we have definitions of what geek and nerd mean, the commenters disagreed and people we talk to… everyone seems to view this a bit differently. Some people proudly accept the mantle, and so then people like them are geeks or nerds. Others decide it is people more socially awkward, or into other things, than they are. And who’s to say who’s right? Self-definition seems to run into the “real” geeks and nerds creating things like the fake geek girl meme.

What does it mean???

What does it mean???

So what does this mean for the show? Continue reading

King or More Likely Queen of the Nerds

My guilty pleasure as of late has been King of the Nerds. The reality show on TBS which is a bunch of geeks/nerds competing against each other to sit the Throne of Games and be crowned King of the Nerds. They have been tested on their knowledge of superheroes, cosplay, fantasy, science fiction, geek music, science, etc. Each week ending with one nerd leaving the house.

At the beginning they had 5 girls and 6 guys. Each “nerd” brought a different set of skills and abilities to the table. There were scientists, professional gamers, bloggers, game designers, and just major fans. Next Thursday is the finale where the final four will compete to see who will be crowned. The coolest thing about the finale is that it is 3 girls and 1 guy (even the final 5 was 4 girls and 1 guy).

With all the prevalence of the “fake geek girl” and the argument that geek girls are this rare creature and yet in the battle for King of the Nerds it is mostly girls duking it out. Now as a geek girl myself this does excite me. It is nice to see geek girls coming out on top. I do wonder if the reason they came out on top is that maybe the competition, at least at first, underestimated them.

Continue reading