Superhero Angelina from albinwonderland spoke up for girls everywhere about misogyny in geek culture and the ridiculousness of the “fake geek girl” phenomenon. The well-spoken illustrator and blogger commented on a Facebook post by comic book artist Tony Harris that criticized most female Cosplayers as “fakes.”
Hey! Quasi-Pretty-NOT-Hot-Girl, you are more pathetic than the REAL Nerds, who YOU secretly think are REALLY PATHETIC. But we are onto you. Some of us are aware that you are ever so average on an everyday basis. But you have a couple of things going your way. You are willing to become almost completely Naked in public, and yer either skinny( Well, some or most of you, THINK you are ) or you have Big Boobies… You have this really awful need for attention, for people to tell you your pretty, or Hot, and the thought of guys pleasuring themselves to the memory of you hanging on them with your glossy open lips, promising them the Moon and the Stars of pleasure, just makes your head vibrate. After many years of watching this shit go down every 3 seconds around or in front of my booth or table at ANY given Con in the country, I put this together.
Yea, gross huh? Angelina was just as disgusted as you probably are right now. She eloquently called him out for shaming female cosplayers and glorifying their looks.
After reading his original post, she commented: “You and dude bros like you are the reason that women everywhere feel too intimidated to get into comics. Because if we enjoy them and express ourselves in a way that you don’t personally approve of, you try to nerd cred shame us out of your little boys club. And in the same breath you go, why aren’t there any boys here?”
We’re happy she gave a voice to female cosplayers everywhere. What do you think of her message?
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With Halloween around the corner, this DragonCon video, chronicling the recent convention in Atlanta over Labor Day weekend, might give you some ideas. It’s one of the few places you’ll see Spider-Man, Catwoman and Steampunk detectives in one place.
The video was fittingly edited over DJ Panic City‘s remix of “Rel Hero.” Cosplayers might get a reputation for being geek-tendencies but this celebration looks pretty damn epic. The team is also preparing an extra long video that will include the convention’s parade coverage.
Watch it here: