I have a lot of thoughts on the UCSB shooting right now. I'm going to write them up for the site for Monday, but there's a lot I want to get down now while they're still raw and fresh.
(This article originally appeared at Paging Dr. NerdLove.)
It's been a while since I've done a Nerds and Male Privilege column. But every once in a while, something happens in fandom and the universe provides me with another opportunity to illustrate just what male privilege is and how nerd culture is so often…
On Monday, we talked about how the key to learning any new skill is to deconstruct it. You want to break the skill - whether it’s playing guitar, learning a new language or even dating - into its core components.
Pardon me while I drop something painfully obvious on you:
Today we’re entering the latest in the Nerd Role Models series, wherein we look at popular characters in geek culture and break down just what it is about them that makes them so special… and what you can learn from them. And in this case, we’re talking about the tricky subject of attractiveness.