Dom takes a closer look at Geek-Girls with some legitimate credentials. A list of women worthy of admiration and respect.
The other day Wpromote.com/blog (an online marketing company) posted a piece giving "homage to the most fashion-forward women we know, the original geeks." These "geeks" have a couple of things in common: they are all fictional, and they are all (except for Daria and possibly the American Pie movie) from things actual geeks wouldn't care to watch. View the original post here.
As a person with actual "geek" and/or "nerd" cred (noted below), I feel it is my duty to represent Wpromote in a positive Geek-Girl light. Simply putting together a list of fictional characters from mainstream movies and shows is not a very good way to represent the geek-girl culture. There are real women out there worth our time, respect, admiration, and worth looking-up to that have legitimate geek credentials... and I would like to highlight some of them.
The list of women has been broken up over 2 different posts:
To view "The Real Geek-Girls (Part 1)" which features women such as Felicia Day, Amanda Conner, Gale Simone and Laura Martin click the linked title (Part 1).
To view "The Real Geek-Girls (Part 2)" which features women such asVeronica Belmont, and the Nerdy Bird, Jill Pantozzi, click the linked title (Part 2).
My Geek/Nerd Credentials:
- Comic book reader/blogger 365DaysofComics.com and TheOuthousers.com
- I've been to several comic and pop-culture conventions...even a Magic the Gathering convention
- Gamed often – Computer and various systems
- Favorite show: Firefly
- I've had a Spider-Man tattoo since high school (I'm 28).
- I wear glasses and own a Spider-Man and ThunderCats shirt
Overall Geek Rating – 7/10 – I lose points for being super attractive, muscular and modest.
If you would like to follow any of the talented and admired women above, please check out my twitter @365Dom. I follow most of the women listed.
With so many geek-girls left off the posts, which do you feel are worthy of our admiration and attention?
Written or Contributed by: Dom G
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