RTX Notice

If you’re at RTX and see someone handing out this sticker, please report them to RTX staff. My teammate Ashe was the one who brought this to my attention, but I wanted to boost the signal. I guess whoever is handing out these ‘stickers’ is slapping them on costumes of females around the event.

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I don’t stand for this type of bullying and yes I think it’s bullying. No one should have to validate what makes them a “geek” or a “nerd”. You should be able to like whatever you’d want to without having to prove anything, no matter what your gender is. I know and love cosplay and I respect anyone who attempts to put together a costume. I know how much hard work and dedication that it takes, so in what world would this sticker be acceptable being placed on anyone?

I think this shit needs to stop and in a perfect world it wouldn’t be an issue. However we’re in reality and I feel that I need to speak up against things like this and make sure it’s known that it isn’t acceptable. /endrant

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EDIT:

For the complete story of what actually happened at RTX, please refer to the article by the stickers’ original creator DrNerdLove. A random person took a stack of these stickers and used them for his own malicious purpose. I understand that my blog post is being shared around the internet and I want to make sure that the right facts are getting out there.

Article can be found here: http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2013/07/to-the-asshat-harassing-women-at-rtx/

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  • Nathan Zammit

    what fucking assholes would do that to people. it makes me sick!

  • Pvblivs

    In a perfect world, there also wouldn’t be people coming into these communities trying to change them to be more “female-friendly.” But there are. And I think that, too, is bullying. Feminists come in and say “this is objectification” and “these characters are misogynistic.” So, no, you shouldn’t have to defend your “cred.” But you shouldn’t have to worry about the culture being dismantled by interlopers either.

    And I will say that anyone who goes with “they shouldn’t be allowed to make…” is a fake. They came to the scene only to change it.

    • WRAFTW

      Honestly? We wouldn’t even HAVE to push people to be more female-friendly if there weren’t assholes that tried to be territorial over “what’s male and what’s female” – especially in regards to games, targeted at EVERYONE, but for SOME reason, men seem to see it as “male-delegated”, or just think girls that claim to be gamers but aren’t “ugly” by their standards are just “POSING” and “FAKE”… which is fucking dumb. WHY would a girl “pose” as a gamer??? What benefit would there be to “posing” as one? That makes NO sense, and this sort of sexism shouldn’t even exist to begin with. Do men think she’s trying to get guys to like her? Because… wow, that is VERY FUCKING egocentric, and I would like to think guys are better than that. I assure you, girls that are into gaming are NOT into gaming to get a date.

    • Elenath

      If your culture is based on the dehumanisation of others then it’s not a cukture. Also, go fuck yourself, because I’ve been playing games for over 20 years and I am female and I want changes. I’ve been into geek before it was chic and I’m sick of this crybaby bullshit about how DARE other people come in and try to hae people represented fairly and equally.

  • Skyler

    I just want to punch those stickers all over their faces until they can’t breath… -_-

  • Aiste Krukonyte

    -_-” freakin guys….that’s awful to do to girls…

  • Chris

    If I saw them doing that to a girl. I WOULD TAKE OUT MY KUBOTAN AND BEAT THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THEM.

  • kelvin urena

    you guys here have some serious simpin issues!!!