Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

The Invisibility of the Female Geek

So, like I mentioned in an earlier Link Soup, Spencers is selling Marvel superhero pajama sets.

I find this awesome. Because they are basically Underoos, and Underoos are awesome. I have been hoping for an Underoo renaissance for years. Y'all have no idea. I seriously talk about Underoos a lot.

The thing I am "erf?" about here is the media coverage.

io9: "Marvel superheroine pajamas are a great gift (if you want your wife to divorce you)".

Geekologie: For The Ladies (But Actually For The Mens): Sessy Superhero Character Pajamas.

Both articles, I note, were written by men.

Both articles presuppose that comics are a Boy Thing. That a woman could not possibly want superhero pajamas. Your wife will divorce you? Really, io9? Really?

Because I tell you what would happen if my husband bought me those pajamas. I would be sillybouncy and quite happy. And then he would get to see me in them. All the time. (We don't have central air. Cami + panties = what I wear around the house all summer.)

That sounds like a win/win to me.

Want to know what my only problem here is? Lack of variety. I want Phoenix (green and red). Branch out to DC - I want Vixen. I want Power Girl. I want all of Heroes for Hire. I want Shadowcat.

I want Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld.

I want Wasp and Miss Marvel and Spider-Woman (not just Spider-Girl) and Batwoman, I want Storm, I want an amazing array of Underoos. I want to be a different superhero every night.

And I don't want that "for the mens", I want it for me. Because sometimes, dudes, it's not about the menz. Sometimes we just want to have fun. Fuck the male gaze, I just want to dress up like Wonder Woman because I like dressing up as Wonder Woman. And that is a valid choice.

I know more about comics than any man you know - unless that man is my husband, and in that case, we're tied. Female geeks. We exist. Is that really still news?
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