It’s a tough world out there for geeky girl bloggers, but we have a few tidbits of encouraging news. First up, the Geek Girls Network is back in business. After almost a half-year hiatus, the popular (and awesome) site is being updated once again — a post dated June 17 announces the re-launch (or un-pausing) of new content.
From the post: “With the official re-launch underway, GGN is making some bold new changes in the way we delivery the geeky girl goodness to our readers. And we are looking for a few amazing and talented women to join the party!”
So far there haven’t been any new updates (I assume that’s what they need new staff for), but I’m certainly anticipating their re-launch. They’ve always had a nice mix of nerdy news across gaming, pop culture and science/tech, and their podcast was always awesome. Good luck and congrats to the ladies over there!
In the post-E3 universe, there’s been quite a bit of encouraging rhetoric in the game-specific space about “booth babes” (In case you don’t know, these are scantily clad women who promote games/tech stuff at conventions), such as Kotaku’s recent post on the subject and this now-classic treatise on the subject from xoJane. This was written back in March, but it’s even more relevant now, after Nintendo’s little stunt at the show, where they actually tethered WiiU controllers to women.
From the post:
Amen, sister. It’s wonderful to see so many outlets (including such mainstream sites as Kotaku) taking a real stand on the subject, and always refreshing to see smart women who actually work in the industry weigh in on the “babe problem.”