We were there too, the other geeks and weird kids whose lives were hellish at school, who escaped into books and computers, who stayed up all night scanning obscure forums, looking for transcendence, dreaming of elsewhere. We were there too, but you didn’t see us, because we were girls. And the costs of being the geek were the same for us, right down to the sexual frustration, the yearning, the being laughed at, the loneliness… We had to fight the same battles you did, only harder, because we were women and we also had to fight sexism, some of it from you, and when we went looking for other weird kids to join our gang, we were told we weren’t ‘real geeks’ because we were girls.
Laurie Penny, Cybersexism: Sex, Gender and Power on the Internet.
I just bought Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
And decided that I’d show yall my current comic book collection. I have about 30 comics from DC and Marvel, mainly Young Justice (TV Show version artist: Christopher Jones), All Star Batman & Robin, Grant Morrison’s Batman, Deadpool, Spider-Man, Teen Titans, and Ms. Marvel. The only reason I’m doing this is to give comic book CEO’s a Giant Ass FUCK U for thinking females don’t read comic books (I am a dfab but I am genderfluid he/him they/them) because newsflash I know more females who are dedicated to reading a series of comic books than males. So yeah. Also Neil Gaiman’s writing is amazing!!!