The L.A. Times’ Guide to Sexism and ‘Nerds’

Blogging about a male-only film promotion contest at San Diego’s Comic-Con, Charlie Jane Anders (io9.com, 6/15/09) also notices the “L.A. Times published an insulting ‘guide for girls‘” about the convention–which starts out by assuring readers that contrary to what you might believe, the event “is not just for nerdy guys anymore. And it’s not all just about the influx of squealing Twilight girls, either.” Wow, really? You mean women can be into genre entertainment other than Twilight? Apparently so. Because there are more vampires, from True Blood and the upcoming show The Vampire Diaries. And there’ll be “ass-kicking heroines” from […]