Hello everyone and welcome to day 24! Today you get two posts – you get this one and my written reaction to the final Rise of Skywalker trailer so go check that out if you haven’t already!
If you want to follow along with this challenge go read my introduction post here as well as all the prompts. Let’s get started!
Today’s prompt is: something you want to improve about the geek community.
And this one is a doozy. Cause yesterday I said my favorite thing about it is the community, but I think today the thing that can also be improved is the community – and that’s just for females.
While I’m thankful that in my experience I haven’t had this happen, a lot of other females in geekdon get shot down by men. We can’t get excited over anything and get shot down when we are excited over things. Some men are just really, really hell bent on going after women in geek fandoms like Star Wars and Marvel because they claim they know better/more.
Does that make sense? I feel like it doesn’t, but neither does a man attacking a woman who enjoys Star Wars because they said they like Kylo Ren and want him to be redeemed at the end of TROS.
It’s just stupid, honestly. I’ve never had a run-in with it thank god but I know a lot of people who encounter that kind of thing daily and it needs to change.
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