Geek and Gamer Girls

Geek babes cosplay their way through the music video for their song Geek and Gamer Girls.Click here to continue reading "Geek and Gamer Girls"...

Geek and Gamer Girls

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20 Comments (with 7 Conversations) on “Geek and Gamer Girls”
  1. K says:

    Note to gamer girls: “geek babe” is not an empowering label. Sexualizing yourself for male enjoyment is not an empowering act. Congrats on giving gamer guys implicit approval to continue objectifying the crap out of women. I’d rather be accepted as a gamer, not expected to show skin.

    • Mike Abundo says:

      Well, somebody’s got her panties in a bunch. Here’s another geek babe to explain that for you.

    • RayBEEZ13 says:

      Don’t worry darlin, we don’t expect you to show skin anymore than you expect us too. Because more than likely you share the same body types that us gamer guys do, and we don’t really want to see that dancing around. Now in game, you garner as much respect as you can earn as a gamer. Besides, don’t you have some fantasy guys that you want to see dancing around instead of us? Hmmm? More than likely you do. So get over yourself, the video is funny, stop being such a cry baby.

    • graphxgrrl says:

      I’m pretty sure she put that part in there b/c about 5 years ago (maybe even still now) they were running a full page ad in some comic books that featured a nude girl lying in a pile of comic books and her parts were covered up with them; similar to this. I’m pretty sure that’s what it’s referencing.

    • Gamer Dude says:

      Right on, K!

      Being sexy isn’t feminism or women’s rights outside of Sarah Palin’s crazy worldview.

      The problem with this song isn’t that they’re just objectifying themselves for attention – that can be great fun to play with regardless of your gender. It’s that they’re just a pandering machine. The song is lazily written. And the whole concept is obviously just a marketing ploy. They say “Because like unicorns, geek girls are not supposed to exist!” Uh, welcome to jokes from 10 years ago. No one believes this. They also stole this idea from the poly-amorous community, which is just lazy. Lazy jokes may fly in WoW Trade Chat, but geek culture loves things that are more clever.

      But the secret is in the inspiration. They attribute inspiration to the likes of Olivia Munn. Pro-tip: if you want to pretend you’re an honest geek girl, don’t pick a model who didn’t know a thing about anything geeky before becoming a pretty face at G4 as one of your catalyst moments. True geek girls are not going to get their start by making a video featuring lightsabers and lingerie.

      And if you want to be a proud geek anything, flaunt your brain and your personality, not your body. That’s what being a geek is about. That’s why we are who we are, because our culture focuses on superficiality and extroversion, and we who focus on our brains and close friendships get ostracized in middle and high school for it.

      Geeks come in all shapes and sizes. And the best thing about being a geek is we find everything interesting and worth getting worked up about, not just the mainstream limited views of what is the “right” thing to do or the “right” types of people that are pretty. We don’t care about the People magazine determination of what is pretty this week. We care about what’s under the skin.

      Not that we don’t get off on seeing hot people dance around either. Most of us still have the same impulses of what is beautiful our culture tells us is beautiful. That’s a hard thing to ignore. Which is exactly the problem with this. This reeks of pandering to gamer guys. That’s nothing new (see the aforementioned Olivia Munn), but it doesn’t make it any less disgusting.

  2. Desdemina says:

    There are all kinds of gamers, just like there’s all kinds of everything else. The image of the geeky girl with braces, glasses, either overweight or scrawny, bad hair and zero social skills is no more accurate of the average geek girl than the idea that we’re all super hot, like Team Unicorn. There are some of both and a lot of us in the middle. But I’d rather have the sexy image than the dorky one! It IS possible to have brainsbodyboth!

    Poor geek guys. They still have a bad geek image for the most part… Geek Babes represent!

  3. Mandy Martin says:

    I love this video. To K, I love it when my GGG calls me his Gamer babe. I’m not hot like the girls in this video, but that he finds my mind and skillz hot.. I like that. *grins* Thank you Team Unicorn!

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