Geek Girls Are Taking Over the World: Or Why Nerd Culture Isn’t Exclusively Male (And Never Was)
In recent years, what has been perceived as strictly “nerd” culture has become increasingly more popular. The film adaptations of popular franchises such as Marvel comic’s Avengers, the new Star Trek, and Peter Jackson’s forays into Tolkien’s world, have made what was previously “geek” territory into common pop culture ground. This has led to an influx of new geeks exploring the source content and participating in these fandoms. Combined with the popularity of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, it’s easier for fans to engage with the material (and one another) in new, creative ways. In short, what was once a fringe culture has become part of the mainstream.
Cool story: I drew that and it accidentally ended up a carbon copy of my friend Raven, who is the quintessential bamf!nerd!girl. She’s awesome. Well she doesn’t wear glasses though.