I’m talking about an attention addict trying to satisfy her ego and feel pretty by infiltrating a community to seek the attention of guys she wouldn’t give the time of day on the street. I mean, there’s always the fact that he feels that the best way to “defend” geek culture against these “poachers” – his words – is to slut-shame them for to taunt these nerds with their luscious bodies.
Fie upon them for having the temerity to induce nerd boners by being hot and clad in a Slave Leia costume and commit the sin of being unattainable!
Oh those tempestuous harlots and their wicked ways!
Of course, not content to stick to mere denigrating women for their wanton displays of girlflesh, leaving men powerless as their involuntary erections sap all blood from their brains, he decided to kick it up to the next level.
geek girls, who parade around in their scandalous token nerd-bedecked undies in order to bask in the attention of the hapless males who flock to them like socially maladjusted bees to a particularly attention-seeking flower.
To quote Peacock: What I’m talking about is the girls who have no interest or history in gaming taking nearly naked photos of themselves with game controllers draped all over their body just to play at being a “model.” I get sick of wannabes who couldn’t make it as car show eye candy slapping on a Batman shirt and strutting around comic book conventions instead.
It’s not enough that these sluts are taking all the attention by pretending to be geeks, but they’re to boot. Apparently the fact that they don’t measure up in the “real world”, they have to go after the less-discerning nerdboys because, hey, it’s not like nerd boys are gonna know any better right? They are, as he so cleverly lablels them “6 of 9’s” because…
sexism, slut-shaming and epic fail and jam ’em rather firmly in his mouth.
and others are perfectly willing to pander towards them or even exploit them.
The latest go-round of pearl-clutching, beard stroking and deep-seated harumphing was kicked off when Joe Peacock – self-appointed gatekeeper of all things geek – took up arms against this supposed pox upon the community with an article on entitled Booth Babes Need Not Apply, complaining that San Diego Comic-Con- amongst other offenders – was “populated with “hot chicks” wearing skimpy outfits simply to get a bunch of gawking geeks’ heads to turn, just to satisfy their hollow egos.” Now while I’m willing to believe that Peacock’s heart is in the right place, the execution leaves a to be desired.
They decide to put on a “hot” costume, parade around a group of boys notorious for being outcasts that don’t get attention from girls, and feel like a celebrity.
As geek culture has been growing in influence and cultural significance, more people have taken notice of us.
This, in turn means that more people are willing to market to geeks…