All tagged nerds
Thanks to thirty years of "Revenge of the Nerds" and "geek chic" headlines, we all "know" that computers, the Internet, and successful sci-fi, fantasy, and comic-book movies have made geeks chic. We all "know" that we should be nice to nerds because someday we'll be working for one. Indeed, we all "know" that *nerd* and *geek* are just meaningless labels because everyone's a geek now, right?
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.