27 Mar '12, 6pm

In which I'm outraged about the sexism in “Dear Fake Geek Girls: Please Go Away”, and why you should be too

Tara Tiger Brown in “Dear Fake Geek Girls: Please Go Away” , currently the most popular article on Forbes (Information for the World’s Business Leaders indeed): Today the word [geek] is the exact opposite of its original meaning; a term once used to inflict social cruelty is now a term of endearment, everyone and their dog self-proclaims themselves as a geek in whatever passing interest they have. The definition of ‘geek’ is so broad now that it is meaningless. There’s a word that originally had derogatory meaning and culture turned it into a positive term . We should be glad that this is happening, considering so many words undergone the opposite transformation, from positive/neutral to pejorative (e.g. “slut ”, “nigger”, and “gay”). But Tara isn’t glad. Pretentious females who have labeled themselves as a “geek girl” figured out that guys will pay a lot of attention to t...

Full article: http://mislav.uniqpath.com/2012/03/dear-geek-girls/

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