Fake Geek Girls


Melissa Brinks published on
We’re back with episode 33, in which we’re discussing the hot-button issue of pandering. What is pandering? Is it creating media representing and exploring the perspectives of marginalized people, or is it yet another naked girl in Game of Thrones? Is it creating media that reflects the demographics of the world, or is it another pop culture reference passed off as a joke? We may have strong feelings on this topic.

What Missy’s Been Up To:
  • Constantine by Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, and Renato Guedes
  • Immortal L. A. by Eric Czuleger - check out his work on Pseudopod and Howl
  • Zodiac Starforce by Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau
  • Dope
  • The Babadook

    What Merri's Been Up To:
  • The 100
  • The Punk Singer
  • Princess Leia by Mark Waid and Terry Dodson
  • Darth Vader by Kieron Gillen
  • Zodiac Starforce by Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau
  • Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro

    Some Links You Might Find Interesting:
    Let’s Talk about Pandering and Nerdy Discourse by Lady Geek Girl and Friends
    Floral Kiss Laptop
    On Pandering by Claire Vaye Watkins
    Geek Culture Has Gone Too Far by Todd Martens
    Geek Culture Needs to Stop Patronizing Black People by Tonya Pennington
    Diversity is Not Enough: Race, Power, Publishing by Daniel José Older
    The Apartheid of Children's Literature by Christopher Meyers
    Anika Noni Rose on Being the First Black Disney Princess, Segregated Children’s Books, and A Raisin in the Sun by Alex Beggs
    Average Reader Statistics
    Only 5 Current and Upcoming Marvel Team Series are Written by Women via loudlysilent
    Dear White Writers by Ellen Oh
    The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiechi
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