I wonder why so many fun and geeky things are so almost entirely male.
I’m playing free Friday Night Magic right now between rounds and having fun.
I’ve been involved in the New England Pinball League.
It seems like a lot of these lands of geekery are often 90% male and I’m really not sure why.
I know there are a lot of gamers that want to keep these spaces male which I find very sad.
Like being a gamer girl is less than a man. Despite the fact that with computer gaming it’s more than 50% female I find this very sad.
My friend and awesome poet Kirsten Uhde made a great slam poem called “Gamer Girl” and posted it online. And got slammed by so many insecure men.
It’s sad to me that the awkward don’t learn to embrace their awkwardness and just ask people out. You can do it online now. Instead they become wicked creepy and start blaming women on things.
It’s frankly pathetic.
Men deserve better and spaces of fun and silliness should be open to all.
It’s so much better that way. Right now there are two women and around 40 men. It’s entirely insane and to me makes things less fun.
May we find a time where everyone has the right to geek out and like my t-shirt says today be excellent to each other.