Here at Lady Geek Girl and Friends, we analyze geekdom from a religious, feminist, and queer perspective. Why those three things, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you.
I was brought up Catholic my whole life, though I have also been exposed to a wide variety of faith expressions, through both study and friends, which got me interested in studying theology.
I’m a woman and proud! Being a woman can be difficult and challenging in an extremely male world. Some of my own personal experiences made me realize how important it was to take a strong stance for women everywhere and be a feminist. Psst! Men can be feminists too, by the way.
Many of my friends are members of the LGBTQ+ community, whether they are homosexual, bisexual, asexual, demisexual, pansexual, or any variance in between. This pushed me to be more active in striving for equality for all.
What does this have to do with the wide world of geekdom? Whether we realize it or not, art affects the way we think and perceive the world. Geekdom is no exception. Hulkling and Wiccan may shape someone’s opinion of gay relationships, Buffy may allow many men and women to realize how strong women can be, and Gandalf may teach us something about Christ and self-sacrifice.
The Scooby Gang here all agree that it is important to analyze and discuss the fandoms that have so shaped our lives and affected how we view the world.
And that’s why we do what we do.
Live Long and Prosper,
—Lady Geek Girl
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You have an interesting and varied blog!
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Hi, I run a (new) blog called the Fan Meta Reader (here on WP: thefanmetareader.wordpress.com), and I was wondering if it might be possible to post your essay on Fandom and Femslash on the blog? Since it’s basically a curated collection, this would mean reposting your piece in its entirety, and then linking back to the original at the end. No worries if this is something you’re not interested in, but I’ve been looking for a piece of meta that sums up the issues surrounding fandom and female characters, and your wonderful piece really fits the bill. Thanks for your consideration. 🙂
Hi, I wrote the piece on Fandom and Femslash (if you’re talking about this one). I’d prefer that you not repost it in its entirety, but rather just link to it on our blog. Thanks so much, and best of luck with your blog.
Thanks very much for your kind reply; in that case, rather than the blog, I’d be happy to publicize your piece on Twitter (@fanmetareader) and my own tumblr (acafanmom) as links back to the original piece.
I think I just found kindred spirits!
Thank you for your shared view. I would rather not have all of our myths thrown under the buses of the dark side. The responsibly of myth making is great.
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Here during the intergalactic pandemic/Hope all is well and all shall remain well.