Posts Tagged ‘nerd’

The casual sexism of nerdy men

Growing up as a nerdy boy heavily influenced by video games and space operas meant that there was very little avoiding indoctrination into casual sexism.  Other articles in this issue cover the nuts and bolts of the issue. Needlessly skimpy and sexy armour. Heroes rescuing princesses’ (or other female characters.) While these things lay the ground…

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Other worlds

      Magic, monsters and Gimli’s voice echoing off the walls—you’re not in the Mines of Moria: it’s Hal-Con. Hal-Con took over the World Trade and Convention Centre between Oct 26 and 28.  I was one of the 5,000 people who descended upon the centre to spend a weekend gaming, socializing and geeking out.…

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