All tagged findings

In a recent column, Kate Leth writes about her experience hosting a ladies' night event at Halifax's Strange Adventures. For one evening the store made like Y: The Last Man. The doors were closed to men, and female staff and volunteers organized artist appearances, treats, gift bags, and special deals for the hundred or so women who stopped by. We can learn a lot from this initiative, both about how the comic industry might respond to the challenges they're currently facing and about how nerd culture can become a more inclusive, welcoming space. In fact, I think those two goals are pretty closely are pretty closely related.

The Cross Assault controversy is drawing attention—once again—to sexism in gaming culture and geek cultures more generally. I want to address what I think is the most elemental form of sexism in nerd culture: the belief that women spoil the fun.