I don't like having to explain myself. It's like having to explain a joke. It's not as funny anymore. When you have to explain yourself, things get bogged down. But sometimes I feel the need to do so. I apologize in advance to those who read my column here regularly as you, I assume, are already aware that women read comic books. But for new readers or perhaps those that don’t read comics themselves, this needs to be said.
I'm a geek. I'm also a girl. I’m a Geek Girl. This is how I personally choose to identify myself along with a group of other women who share similar tastes in entertainment with me. I haven’t identified myself as a Geek Girl my entire life even though I pretty much always was one. The term just didn’t exist in my mind or world until a few years ago. In fact, it was one of the terms I came across while trying to find a blog moniker for myself. I eventually chose “The Nerdy Bird” because I thought it sounded interesting but still got my point across. Same with my actual blog title, “Has Boobs, Reads Comics.” When I started my blog in 2008 there weren’t nearly as many females out there writing about their love of comics. I felt my satirical title was necessary to not only grab the attention of potential readers but to also state simply and clearly who I was and what my blog was about. I’ve actually had several women through the years thank me for putting myself out there like that and making them feel more at ease doing the same.
Head on over to Newsarama to read the rest of my thoughts on the Geek Girl phenomena and my State of Geek address as it were, in this week's Hey, That's My Cape!