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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

some words (and a video) of advice for guys at Comic-Con this weekend

Not all guys. Just the ones who need to hear it. You know who you are.

First this, on how to tell the difference between fake geek girls and real geek girls. (Spoiler alert: Fake geek girls are some kind of twisted fantasy who exist only in the mind of geek boys who are afraid to talk to women.)

These guys are adorable, and they get it. I wish they’d been around when I was a (real) geek (teenaged) girl: when I wanted to join in guys’ D&D games, they wouldn’t let me, because I was a girl.

And then there is this reminder from The Telegraph: “Comic-Con clamps down on sexual harassment.”

Here’s a hint for those guys who need to hear it: Yes, you are still allowed to look at attractive people, and flirting is not forbidden. But if you don’t understand the difference between genuine flirting and appreciative compliments offered with no expectation of anything in return and playful banter with an enthusiastic other party, and being a creepy pervy rando jerk, learn.

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  • bronxbee

    brilliant! makes me sooo wish i had known boys like this when i was a ST geek in 4th grade

  • Hmm, you’ve given me a lot to think about.

    Wait, which one is the good one? Creepy pervy rando jerk, right? Is this a trick?

  • Kathy_A

    Oh, that’s good! I knew some fellow geeks of the male persuasion in high school, but allowed my geekiness to go underground in college, when I would have loved to have met guys like this.

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