Tuesday, June 21, 2011
To Geek or Not To Geek. The Miss USA Question.
In what world is it okay to be mad at people for judging geeks for being "other" but it's okay for geeks to judge others?
Oh and, for the record, she said she was a "history geek". All signs point to yes that she is.
Co-opting? Pandering? Fake? Beauty Queens can't be geeks?
Ask yourself why the vehemence?. Personally, I'd rather not judge anyone's "geekiness" factor, or any other factor. Just the way I'd rather not be judged.
And let's not forget -- beauty pageants give away college scholarships.
If you want to get into debate, here are a few links of people who are debating the issue. Me? I'm Switzerland. (mostly)
Geeks Bearing Gifts - at the Rachel Maddow Blog.
Are you questioning Miss USA's geek cred? - at Has Boobs, Reads Comics.
When Geeks Become Bullies - by Jessica Mills aka @geekyjessica.