Geek Feminism Wiki

Overview

Issues facing women in science fiction fandom

I love when clueless humans tell me to my face that women don't like science fiction. Usually they tell me this at a science fiction convention, after we have talked about scifi for an hour and I have said that I edit a science fiction blog. These humans have an amazing ability to not believe their eyes, which is the only way I can explain what's happening when somebody says to my face that women like me don't exist.
  • Singularity
When a woman is alone at a Science Fiction event, be it con, club meeting, or online, her mere presence means that she is available. A select group of male geeks find female geeks attractive, and therefore they should not only be gracious to men that hit on them, but overly accepting of any male geek's attention and affection, because, after all, the man has interest and don't women live to fulfill a man's interests? This results in anger when a woman rebuffs a man's advances or otherwise indicates she does not want to be hit on and would rather attend the con/club/forum to talk about the topic at hand.


Famous incidents

Resources

  • WisCon is an annual feminist SF convention
  • FeministSF.net