Geek Masculinity and the Myth of the Fake Geek Girl
By Rachel Edidin
I’ve been thinking about fake geek girls—or, more, the tenacity with which the geek community has latched on to the bugbear of the fake geek girl. Even in a community with a reputation as argumentative, the intensity and volume of the vitriol directed at the fake geek girl is unprecedented. It’s flat-out weird.
So, what makes the fake geek girl such a threatening spectre? What, exactly, does she threaten?
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