Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I Heart: The Girls Can Be Geeks Too Edition

In the wake of New York Times reviewer Ginia Bellafante's incendiary and sexist review of HBO's "Game of Thrones", I give you girl geekery at its finest . . .

HuffPo book reviewer Ilana Teitelbaum's thoughtful rebuttal.  Teitelbaum is a fan of George R. R. Martin's fantasy series and does an excellent job of pointing out the numerous flaws in Bellafante's flippant and insulting "review".

My favorite geek mom and baby girl geek get featured in ThinkGeek's Customer
Action Shots!

Natania Barron's "5 Tips for Raising Your Girl Geek" - wise words for geek and non-geek parents raising a female geekling.

Sexy female superhero PJs from Spencers - is anyone else impressed that they got a few lesser known superheroines in the mix? (I particularly love the Emma Frost ones!)

Team Unicorn's music video celebrating being girl geeks, while parodying Katie Perry's "Californa Gurls".  The vid features Clare Grant, Michele Boyd, Rileah Vanderbilt, and Milynn Sarley, as well as cameos by Seth Green and "Battlestar Galactica's" Katee Sackhoff.  While Team Unicorn gets a lot of flak for being "too mainstream pretty" (whatever that means) as well as being overly sexy in the video, I think it's awesome.

Team Unicorn discusses their video with www.girlgamer.com Editor-in-Chief Crix Lee:

This ElfQuest fan trailer, which premiered at WonderCon at the beginning of the month.  It was created, produced, and directed by two female ElfQuest fans, Stephanie Thorpe and Paula Rhodes, who conceived the idea on Twitter and presented it to IndieGoGo.

And, finally, a short list of awesome geek girl blogs and Twitter feeds*:

Geek Girl Diva (@geekgirldiva)

Geek With Curves (@amy_geek)

The Nerdy Bird (extra points for the tagline: "Has Boobs, Reads Comics") (@TheNerdyBird)

GeekMom (the collective companion blog to GeekDad)


@bonniegrrl (Bonnie Burton)

@Veronica (Veronica Belmont)

@lizlet (Liz Shannon Miller)


*If you know of others, please use the comment box to leave your suggestions.  I am ALWAYS looking for new reading material.


  1. Oooh, a celebration of smart, thoughtful, creative, unique women! I love it!

  2. So awesome! And thank you for the shoutout for me and Sierra :D


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