Written by Jude Terror
on Tuesday, July 29 2014 and posted in News with Benefits
The internet is a treasure trove of dumb, sexist stuff today (well, every day, now that we think about it).
Source: via The Mary Sue
What would the coming and going of the biggest comics event of the year be without multiple black marks being left on geek culture through reminders of how far we still have to go toward enlightenment. Following up on a story in which a creep physically assaulted a cosplayer and had to be beaten up by Adrianne Curry, we have this article from Diamond's Previews World website that attributes the popularity of comic conventions to "women getting into geek culture for the fashion sense."
Screenshot, via The Mary Sue:
Of course, while some men and women are probably attracted to geek culture because of fashion, that could probably have been worded better so as not to imply that all female cosplayers (or the vast majority) were drawn into geek culture in that way. After the article began making waves on social media and the blogosphere, it was removed from the Previews World website.
Honestly, some of it reads so ridiculously that I almost want to believe it's parody. "I'll always hold the door open for you." For real? What do you think? Misguided parody, poor choice of words with well-meaning intent, or sheer dumbassery? Share your thoughts below.
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About the Author - Jude Terror
Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. Ironically, our webmaster, whose website skills know no end, has very little understanding of social networks or how they work. Regardless, you can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, but would probably have the most luck just emailing him.
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