Sunday, February 7, 2010
Girls Gone Geek
I got turned on to Girls Gone Geek by Shag, who referenced their launch at Once Upon A Geek. For the longest time, I'd stuck by Valerie D'Orazio's Occasional Superheroine out of some misplaced sense of white male guilt, even as the championing of women in comics gave way to astrology/tarot, angling for industry work, general cattiness and navel gazing. Girls Gone Geek was one of the blogs that freed me from matriarchal tyranny and reminded me that it's okay for women to discuss the simple joys of mainstream comics. Get this: Some women like versus threads! They can get into who's fighting as well as who's lovin'! They can discuss DC Comics without triggering traumatic flashbacks! Fangirls are fully-formed people, not just victims healing through public exposure!
Sorry-- I guess it's not fair to raise up one blog while trashing another. It's just such a relief to be able to have a dialogue about geek stuff with the fairer sex without it devolving to browbeating and sexual politicking. Yes, there's an emphasis on "girl power," but really, Girls Gone Geek is just a fun comics blog, gender regardless. It's true I hardly ever agree with their comic book reviews, but then, I drop f-bombs and fire hateration from a cannon. I'm kind of hard to please in that department.
I especially like their editorials and open discussions on random topics, from racism at Archie Comics to who wins in a fight between Lady Shiva and Deathstroke the Terminator. It's a good place to hang out, so give 'em a try...
Vixen’s Fashion Crisis
Wonder Woman: Second-Class Citizen?
Geek Girl We Love: Zoe Saldana
A Twi-Meh Comes to Bella Swan’s Defense
Best of the ‘09 Pull List: Batwoman in ‘Detective Comics’
3G Guest Essay: An Open Letter to Nemesis
Batman + Wonder Woman = Hotness
The Question: Will Lady Shiva Be Redeemed?
G3 Review: The Question #37
Change Comes To Riverdale!
G3 Review: Blackest Night-Wonder Woman #3
Comic Shop Unicorn-Spotting