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Previews World Editor: Women Got Into Geek Culture "for the Fashion Sense"

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, July 29 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Previews World Editor: Women Got Into Geek Culture

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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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. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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