Sometimes I’m really bothered by the over-sexualization of characters I love. I don’t mean that people can’t ship what they want, but I see that for some fans the simple love for the series and the isn’t enough ; it seems that,for these people, the only purpose for one character is to have sex with another character, and, sorry if this sounds offensive, people with this kind of attitude should know their series better.
“Guys, you’re a social group that’s still made fun of in society. You get beaten up in schools. And everyone jokes that you’re going to be virgins forever. So why would you make girls -who like the same things you do and don’t judge you for being a geek- uncomfortable in your communities. It’s hard enough having to constantly prove our geek qualifications, because otherwise we’re not even considered part of the community – we have to prove we like the stuff, while the guys have a god earned right. In various forums I frequented half the time I found that I was talking to guys who knew much less than me on topics such as Star Trek or Star Wars were always part of the group, whereas every time people realised I was a girl, I’d be bombarded with very intricate questions those guys couldn’t answer, and if I couldn’t remember USS Potemkin’s registry number off the top of my head, I was obviously not in the right place, ‘run along and find yourself a my little pony community.’”—
This. It’s amazing how nowadays you need to have some sort of unspoken “geek register” to simply be a part of the group.
Specially if you are a girl. I think for most of the people, girls CAN’T be nerds or geeks. If they try, they’re just attwhoring, so, these girls have to prove all.the.time. that they really like the series/game. Thing is, even though I like something, that doesn’t mean that I’ll live for it, nor that I’ll memorize every single line or detail in it. I like being healthy, thank you.
But that just does not stop the self-proclaimed “geek police” to come after you. If you don’t know everything, you’re just a poser. I remember that I used to play RPG my cousin’s friends and I almost gave up. I was the only girl, so obviously my character HAD to be the hot, female healer ,and if I ever dared to give my opinion in-game no one would ever listen and once, the GM even told me to shut up. That he and his group where making ” an exception” for me to play (That almost made me quit RPG forever, but now I have a healthy RPG group with two other girls in it).
That’s why it is rare to find geek girls; when they try, a dozen of mongrels appear out of nowhere trying to ridicularlize them. Oh, and that doesn’t stop them from complaining that they can’t find girlfriends.