Author Archives: thatwordgrrl

Quick Update RE: Tumblr

Geeks Got Your Back has made the decision to pull down our mirror site on Tumblr, in response to its decision to take down adult content, including that which supports the LGBTQ+ community (and teens in particular) and provides a … Continue reading

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All Sea Lions Sound Alike

When we are very invested in our particular passions, and the communities that surround them, it can be all too easy to fall into a number of rhetorical traps, including gaslighting,  whatabouting, or sealioning  (see below for Wondermark cartoon that inspired … Continue reading

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Do NOT Attempt to Adjust Your URL…

Yes, it’s still those of us here at the headquarters of the organization formerly known as Backup Ribbon Project. As you can see by the rather large new banner header, we are finally getting around to that rebranding as Geeks … Continue reading

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Weinstein, Whedon, US

(ED: The recent spate of sexual assault and harassment stories coming out of Hollywood speak directly to a long-running dilemma within the geek community of appreciating art created by people who are problematic. How should we respond to our love … Continue reading

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No, you move

I’ve procrastinated writing this. Ran errands, run laundry, scooped out the cat box. Anything to avoid sitting down and writing a post about Charlottesville. But the errands are all done, the laundry is folded and put away, and the cats … Continue reading

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Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money…

OK, so maybe not the lawyers or the guns, unless the lawyer happens to be this guy:   But money? As the Beatles say, that’s what we want. Due to an attack of Professional Real Life (which also requires money, … Continue reading

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On Safety Pins, Actions, and Intentions

Yeah, yeah, y’all knew this was coming…that whole safety pin thing. Really, it was inevitable. But it isn’t because I’ve been slacking (despite what I tell myself). It’s because I’ve had to sit down with  myself and have a really … Continue reading

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