Forbes: Hentai and the Trump connection

I’m sorry I can’t think of any other way to put it.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurenorsini/2016/01/21/why-getting-off-to-anime-porn-is-shorthand-for-supporting-donald-trump/#2fde4f365001

It’s so bizarre I can’t even mock.

They even pulled in Gamergate.

I think if they actually studied it, they’d find most anime fans are Left wing.

I had to use this gif.

I had to use this gif.

Wolverine being replaced by his clone daughter

I actually liked X-23 until they tried to force this on me.

Like Megan Fox with a personality.

http://www.inquisitr.com/2505524/female-wolverine-officially-announced-by-marvel-to-follow-in-logans-footsteps-spoiler-alert/

At this rate, I will read no comics. I’ll finally be free.

Wolverine is his military history, it’s like Thor and his family bloodline, you can’t just give it away. It isn’t a title you can hand over.

Apparently, you can.

are you kidding you have got to be quinn glee

I avoid reading comic news because spoilers and it’s set to be released soon.

And the girl now looks slightly black for some random reason. Wolverine is Canadian. Clones of angry short white dudes don’t suddenly become black.

Link: Geek, nerd subculture and SJW entryism

http://thefutureprimaeval.net/entryism-as-exploited-containment-failure-between-subcultures/

Once they are cool, they have to start worrying about people coming in because they are cool, or because they are something that is happening that can be captured and redirected for other purposes.

Simple test: can they contribute? No? Only Critical Theory? Boot them out. They are parasites and leeches of status and money. Apolitical topics should never allow politics. This is common sense. They’re using you as a platform.

Would it be a cheap shot to say they can’t police their borders?
Let alone remove treasonous violators who would sell them out? Clue: if they’re trying to change who you are and what you do (the things that define you), they are Other.

They seem to think playing by the rules is better than winning.

If the other guys are cheating, the game rules no longer apply. There’s nothing noble in losing and it doesn’t make you the better person to lose deliberately for a vague excuse of principle (I’ve heard it called winning the moral battle).

are you kidding me rn seriously wtf da vincis demons

How many abortions is it a year now, Conservatives? Sure, ‘moral’ battle….

When it comes to the culture war….

They choose to lose and call it Principle.

Link: Comics and the dismal economics of Gamergate

http://captaincapitalism.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/marvels-destruction-of-white-male-comic.html

Yeah we all know it’s a loss leader for good PR, they haven’t realized the SJWs hate them yet. #SJWsAlwaysLie These people hate adventure and don’t have kids (no park visits).

I think it matters for cultural reasons but I’ve never seen it as a long-term trend for economic reasons, they will run of novelty and niches, like the X-men ran out of cool powers. How many non-White comic fans v. White? Exactly. It’s a stereo-typically White male thing for good reason. It’s a rare outlet. It’s the principle, dammit.

It's like going through the stages of grief for a world that only existed in our dreams

Pop culture is supposed to serve the market, not politics. We’ve grown up with these stories and instead of killing the characters, they’re slowly torturing them beyond recognition while using the brand name *side-eye to James Bond* until it becomes a hollow cashgrab that insults the customer.

JUST WALK AWAY IT crowd leave go now run away

The SJWs want it, it has strategic import, which means we must defend it. Video games and SFF/comics are the last artforms they haven’t fully infected, and if you want to read or play the equivalent of a crucifix in a barbwire jar of urine, I don’t know what to tell you. It’s about preserving the spirit of gaming and fun from the Fun Police for future generations, it’s about stepping up, foot down in the Culture War. Most of their ire comes from the fact that white normal boys still have role models to look up to, they hate the fact the White Man is the Good Guy. I’ve written about Superman as the poster-child of this phenomenon before.

haters gonna hate lol iron man tony stark

Tech journo Milo Yiannopoulos has lost his claim to ethics

When he does an opinion piece on a point of active science. (Minus experts to support his specious claims). I have lost my former high regard for him. He became a sophist. Oh, the things I am sent by infuriated research psychologists. You should see how blue the air turned at this one.

Title: Sorry girls! But the smartest people in the world are all men!

Think of the stereotype of trolling - white straight male aka Patriarchy. Did they appropriate the term?
(patronizing Buzzfeed-esque address)+(claim to scientific authority against presumed naive reader)+(geniuses+polymaths subgroup)
= claim: no women (ever, at present or in future)

Operative absolute highlighted for your scorn.

I won’t link to the troll and the article is a patronizing piece of shit. You can tell he has no critical training in the field of data interpretation even if you took a drunken night class 10 years ago for a semester. It’s that painfully bad. Either he didn’t do the research (his actual job) into the history of females in that group, or he would’ve immediately found this, to look for the negative evidence, the black swan OR he knew, he bloody knew and left it out. The disclaimer required. The distinction to be made. One line:

It is fine to critique performance, but impossible to disprove potential.

Rarity speaks nothing of ability. As we say, to omit this distinction would remove all claim to both internal and external validity. Rendering it totally invalid….?
The ethical obligation (journalists take training courses) must have …slipped his mind. To get the clicks from the fake MGTOWs putting down women (a group) as if that has anything to do with individual variance (themselves), as I’ve stated before in excruciating take-down style detail. I believe someone actually linked to me for it, I see clicks on the traffic.
He’s become the enemy, a clickwhore lying about science for political grievance (his ‘side’ doesn’t make it right). He cherry-picked a study like Anita does with male violence and his foundation of relative morality has evaporated.
It would be as specious, unethical and rampantly dishonest as if I had said that, say, drugged-up Ritalin boys were innately retarded instead of <insert alternative nurtured explanation here>.

I guess you could say, it’s about ethics in psychometrics journalism.

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After his great and professional work on Gamergate and he pulls this shit.

tyra rooting for you
I feel so betrayed, and I’d been defending him to people, too.

Wikipedia could prove this bitch wrong. WIKIPEDIA. THINK ABOUT THAT.
Here are the actual categories and stratification of IQ scores. Look at the words.

IQcategories1 IQcategories2 IQcategories3

IQcategories4 IQcategories5

I guess the whole research field is fucking wrong, and Milo Yiannopoulos is right.
#GalileoGambit I guess no adult woman is in the Superior Group over IQ130.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=girl+mensa+age&tbm=nws
Pass Go. Collect your Nobel.

I made a chart too, Milo! About my opinion, of your opinion!

fucksgivenme

The IFLScientism Crowd will be totes impressed! Because the scientific method is like Mythbusters, anyone can do it! If you do a random thing, like find a thing and write about it, you can throw on a lab coat and call it a day. You earned that degree, that PhD in Internetz. If I write in a diary about an ice cream I just consumed, it’s science! And going by your logic, nobody can claim otherwise! If I claim the ice cream opened a portal to another dimension, and made a moral value judgement that it was, in fact, evil, an evil ice cream, I am under no positive Burden of Proof for this negative opinion, in fact, the burden shifts onto everyone else! Isn’t science fun? You can just make it up, all day! It counts! And I made charts so it’s legit, fam! It has Hindu numerals and shit!
Because dissent isn’t the natural process of scientific progress or anything, it’s a conspiracy theory like Patriarchy!

You would think that a technology journalist, who rely on personal popularity, wouldn’t alienate half the STEM field? How is this a plan for career longevity, exactly? I know people who are now blacklisting him for this, since he clearly doesn’t expect people he works with, in-industry, to have read it.

Milo, if you’re reading this;tyra take responsibility

UPDATE: 48h later, I can see comments defending Milo for the article.
Comments from feminists. I leave you to your conclusions.

Progressive Left begin pro-paedophile guilt-tripping effort

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/21/heres-why-the-progressive-left-keeps-sticking-up-for-pedophiles/

Today, Salon gave a platform to a self-confessed pedophile to explain his urges in sympathetic terms. “I’m a Pedophile, But Not A Monster” reads the headline. It’s a long, self-pitying screed that ends with a call to be “understanding and supportive” of adults who crave sexual intimacy with children…..

angry computer rage

I hate being right.
shooting gun michael fassbender angry patience ran out tired bored no

Really.
Surges of hormones make Hulk angry

SJWs should be put on a list.

The next social justice Progress: paedophilia

kinda #gamergate related but it really shows the direction of their warped minds

Childhood isn’t invented, they’re confusing it with the Victorian’s ability to cease exploiting child labour because of this little thing called the Industrial Revolution. Childhood has always existed, but the time allowed for maturation varies. It’s biological, like sex. It actually has stages it’s so real: early, middle and late. They have typified changes in each stage.
I’ve mentioned that many transsexuals simply want an excuse to be around young girls. It’s unsurprising they’re prepping us for when the rape allegations come out. We all know it’s sexual, contrary to their protestations.

Nowadays the State extends childhood well into adulthood (extended adolescence in the 20s) because of the high technology requirements and few opportunities to move out and hit milestones e.g. job, marriage, kids, house.

And then there’s this

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/813669

Putting the feelers out there.

Redux: Why SJWs Are Afraid of the #Gamergate Spotlight

formerly on ROQ, November 5, 2014, archived here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150316173439/http://kingsandqueensreturn.com/why-sjws-are-afraid-of-the-gamergate-spotlight-2/
Some links may be buggy. Video ones fixed.

dis gonna be good anticipation pull up a chair listen watch

trigger warning logic

Buckle up, buttercups.

What are social justice warrior princesses upset about? Everything, it seems. Recent fem-centric events taken together show a pattern of inconsistent hypocrisy. To lead in with a few examples…

…It’s like watching a Jekyll and Hyde transformation montage on a loop.

Taken separately, these Janusian outbursts have drawn mixed reactions from ordinary readers settling around puzzled. What exactly do these people want from us? Are feminists the new Morality Police, replacing the Church? They seem to have an opinion on all subjects, nothing is beyond their jurisdiction of judgement. They are judge, jury and doxxing, monstering career executioner. Insulting them or dissent on Twitter may soon incur a prison sentence, hence the term Feminazi. Their scope used to be confined to real-world events until Geek Culture found an increasing number of them infiltrating with the express intent to get works of fiction policed too and use comics as conversion tools. Feminism and its SJW subgroup are simply their means of social control. Gaming is among the most glamorous of these fandom outlets they are using to alter and mould the world into their Rainbow Utopian image. This is called Magical Thinking because if 100% of fiction were SJW-approved, it wouldn’t change the real world in any meaningful way.

Gamergate was prompted by the sex-for-success story of pen-name Zoe Quinn, who won an industry award with her friends on the judging panel. Conflicts of interest? According to the Politically Correct Party Line on the subject, no. Despite empowering herself by sleeping with her married boss, the leading press coverage came down to the antique accusation of misogyny. Believe it or not, women voicing opinions on the scandal, including non-white women, have been called misogynists or non-existent sockpuppets as a suppression method for rallying together. In typical fashion, these “social justice” people deliberately missed the points raised about professional objectivity.

This spark stuck for about a week until everyone on the internet collectively lost interest in Zoe Quinn and moved onto the real problem of abuse of authority in the gaming industry. Call it a conspiracy if you want, but evidence has been coming out to support the original claim of collaboration. The tired accusations from those in powerful positions had the opposite of their intended effect to silence critics of the critics and the conditions arose for the mere suspicions to grow into a full internet-wide investigation. Gamergate has brought together all real gamers from multiple platforms and websites in a fight against corrupt reporting and breaches of professional ethics. Predictably, those same brave gamers have been the target of a newspeak attack from the feminist-biased/social justice warrior cartel outlets to redefine the term “gamer” in the mainstream mind into something derogatory. See for yourself. Funny, that opinion of outright hatred, when you consider these people chose to work in the cash-rich games industry. The escalating attempts to silence dissent are becoming preposterous.

The gaming reporters involved in unethical behaviours claim to be journalists when there are freebies to be had and humble bloggers when taken to task on matters of ethics and integrity. They demonstrate the same politically-biased, outraged beliefs and flip-flopping of victim narrative as the ADHD SJWs on Tumblr. If you don’t know what a tumblr is, run. Run while you still can.

Whenever you feel like you could be doing better in life, browse the completely serious feminism and social justice tagged posts on tumblr until you realize how good you have it to be mentally stable. Those last three links were parody accounts, because even on the website of and forsocial outcasts, SJWs remain derided outcasts.

Gamergate is a symptom of a wider social problem. These unelected activists are affecting policies and legislation creation in the highest reaches of Western democracy; a noisy, minuscule minority pouring poison into the ears of the powerful. Their delusional ideas cannot make it alone without censorship because they are an extreme faction that would never gain mainstream attention otherwise. To prove me wrong, form a special Social Justice party and see how well that goes for you come election time.

I have written about feminist interference using geek culture’s appropriation here before, extract: “You take the fun out of everything. Nothing is allowed to be fun or funny.” ~ An Open Letter. I won’t renew those sentiments for brevity, go read them separately. In hindsight, it seems strangely prophetic of the widespread dissatisfaction with narrative pushers in gaming.

The SJW’s nonsensical arguments are so predictably lacking in sense, a ranty poetry of car-crashed personal attacks, they have been automated in bot form here.

Feminists have a PR problem, according to Emma Watson’s Damsel in Distress beacon to Beta Males, and every single time someone tries to examine why they have a misandrist negative image, in hilariously short-sighted fashion they prove to the rest of us exactly why (spoiler alert: feminists can be sexist, defeating the alleged purpose of their entire existence).

We have defined Player 1. Professional victims, they’re being paid huge sums for playing Damsel in Distress to heterosexual white men’s chivalric fantasies of rescuing the maiden from the wicked trolls. They make a living from this and any objection or discussion is shut down promptly with antagonism. What could we call this means of deceptive death-threat employment, conninggullible empaths over and over again? The Sarkeesian Effect. Exhibits A [2012], B [this year, pre-Gamergate] and C [present] because noob Zoe Quinn was stealing her spotlight and thus, livelihood.

Who is Player 2? Gamergate supporters (aka people who play video games more than they complain about them) come from every walk of life, support journalistic integrity and prize the entertainment and storytelling medium of games itself above any pushing of a political narrative. They are not trolls and do not condone people who make threats. Why are they succeeding, commercially and ideologically, where others have failed?

Gamers have a similar, yet superior psychology to the SJWs. They are two halves of the same, narcissistic coin. The usual silencing tactics do not work on the diverse demographic of modern gamers. Crucially, gamers have a sense of humor. Guess which one is more fun at LAN parties?

I’m going to change course here because I’m certain if you knew what #gamergate was prior to reading, you wouldn’t need yet another article defending the people who actually purchase and play video games. C’est très obsolète. Let’s turn a mirror on why Gamergate has become necessary, why are these SJWs a problem wherever they go?

‘Trigger Warnings’ in their SJW, smothering use are a popular defensive coddling strategy originating from fanfiction which explores abusive sexual relationships for titillation. These pieces are still being written and are in active fandom circulation, including, yes, among SJWs on tumblr themselves. This new definition is separate from the clinical study of triggering because SJWs and other feminists do not have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder en masse, they are ‘victims’ because they have neurotic, emotional regulation problems instead and such a claim is highly offensive to true victims.

What do they have? Amygdal hijackings.

Who is prone to these visceral neural hijacks? Narcissists.

Narcissists, whose empathy deficit and faulty focus on the Self is thought to arise from structural, observable differences in the brain. This finding is unsurprising, since liberals/left-wingers have smaller amygdala compared to their political opponents from the centre onward. Of course, biological determinism in these matters isn’t real because that would be bigoted of reality. All men/women/other were created equal under God. Social Justice appears to have more in common with a faith than an academic pursuit and a cult of conversion instead of open-minded, calm conversations.

These people need to be studied under laboratory conditions, I’m completely serious. The flashbulb memories of their continual psychological trauma at least. Most of them seem to have self-destructive personal problems or currently be in need of medication or therapy, and they are giving out life advice to neurotypical, healthy people? Could feminism overburden these conditions? The pathological reaction to any criticism is an angry backlash, hysteria with hashtags. Modern psychiatry would call it a panic attack (acute) or a nervous breakdown (protracted), but the biology is the same. If these (mainly) women are miserable when captured within this belief system, what next? Misery loves company. As recruitment efforts to their fellow woman have failed miserably because suffering is off-putting, they have turned to beta males to save their cause with #HeforShe. Using weak-willed men as tools to do their dirty work is a classic hallmark of feminism and it won’t work as intended. The passive puppies who take to it will be as passive in their conversion efforts of women to The Cause. If beta males had discernible influence over women, they wouldn’t care. When everyone associated with ‘social justice’ in practice is needy and whiny, yes, they have a PR problem. Have you ever thought feminist theories were depressing in their ruminating self-pity? Do they make you feel vulnerable or weakened with the slightest exposure? Depression is socially contagious too.

In Freudian terms, these people have a weak, poorly-formed ego. Their false belief systems trap them in comfortable feedback loops and they are too ashamed of themselves to seek help.

They have created a shared narrative to prop up their entitled doubts. They bought the Beautiful Loser myth in pop culture and twisted it into a demonstrably false belief: “If I am a loser now, I must be correct and become beautiful later.” Big as you are on White (privileged) Knights I shall quote A Knight’s Tale‘s riff on the Bible: “You have been weighed. You have been measured. And you have absolutely been found wanting.”

Look at their label, Social Justice, what is that? What does their version of justice entail? Social ‘justice’ is a moral crusade against the status quo, whatever that may be. It is a meme of Anti-Social Revenge. Social Justice punishes the happy, strong and normal for supporting the system which raised them that way. Nothing is good enough and blasphemers are evil bigots. This is the danger SJWs present wherever they go. They can do nothing but destroy and call it love.

They have already pushed their faith into science and tried to fit physics around their post-modernism. Gamers are hyperaware of this cultural war since the debacle where they tried it with atheism, dubbed atheism+. They have refused to spare anyone until gamers have stood and fought for their own hobby. SJWs are finally on the back foot and World of Warcrafters put them there. No variations on ‘neckbeard’ insults they can sling will change that factual state of play.

What do these SJWs need? What is lacking in their lives that this constant battling replaces? They need temperance, a balance of emotional stability with reason. As adults, they need to take that responsibility for fulfilling the need upon themselves. Preferably to the nearest psychologist.

How have they got this far? By appealing to the Western system of values, based in Christianity. You don’t see successful SJW campaigns in non-Christian countries. The biggest Christian value of all? Charity.

Hark the Equality Evangelicals, alleviate your guilt of Original Sin by lightening the privilege of your wallet to us! Why is this salesman tactic beginning to fail? There are two key reasons. Firstly, their primary mode of power-grabbing, the personal insult, has been overused and lost its impact. The rumination which created Social Justice talking points has ruined its members with depression owing to the constant victimhood and foreseeable learned helplessness. Second, SJWs took on too many contradictory pet causes (see headlines up top) and the repeated cognitive dissonance required to keep them is exhausting, sinking the SS Feminism with its unhappy, rejected sailors in dire need of an ego boost. They cannot play nice with one another and undermine the very foundations of liberalism.

Why are SJWs afraid of the Gamergate spotlight? It could blow their entire cover in every single Cultural Marxist infiltration, backdated by years. Their movement could never recover from the damage, it would be finished. They would have nothing else to live for because without their labels, they are worthless.

boom boom boom blackadder

Redux: An Open Letter to Feminists Pushing In On Fandom Fun

formerly on ROQ, April 30, 2014, archived here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150205003404/http://kingsandqueensreturn.com/an-open-letter-to-feminists-pushing-in-on-fandom-fun/

go on moss popcorn

Hi, I see you there, over by the yaoi table. Brightly coloured hair to make you look interesting, long sleeves to hide self-harm and fake glasses or an ironic t-shirt. You’re new here. We can tell you’re new because you complain how we do things.

We don’t care about you. We’re here for the convention.

We don’t care about your opinions as they pertain to anything other than the material at hand. You don’t play Dark Souls? Well I guess your opinion on it is worthless. You haven’t read the “A Song of Ice and Fire“? There goes a whole conversation I wanted to engage in with you, out of the window, like Bran. Oh, I could go there and try to include you anyway, but you’ll accuse me of “trolling” (since you’re new to the surface net too) or ‘shaming’ because you don’t know what you’re talking about and I’m smart enough to notice: You’re a fake. Here for attention of you, you, you and whatever ‘issues’ you’re pushing to chew our ear with. Your intent is deceptive. You are a liar and a peddler. There are fakes in each hobby coasting along on false appearances and wow, just wow are you all about appearances.

You’re talking to people who immerse themselves in a fictional world as a hobby. We ‘go’ here to chill and forget about our everyday for a while. Exceptions have unhealthy obsessions requiring professional intervention and we avoid them overall. We don’t give a fig about real world woes while here and we resent being pestered/patronized with them by whiney losers who pretend to be our ‘friend’ (social manipulation) and pretend to be into the same stuff (a mild form of lovebombing) to then try and segue into an indoctrination on your pet policies (a cult of permanent irrational anger). You’re like a pusher on a street corner and we will never buy it. We’re too smart for you to convert to The Cause. I don’t care if you think Wonder Woman’s costume cut is sexist. She isn’t real! We get that, why don’t you?

You’re confusing fiction with reality or deliberately lying. If you think ‘solving’ fiction will solve your reality problems, you are deluded. Fiction per se is harmless and the purpose is entertainment. You have a monopoly on higher education, isn’t that enough? Regular people aren’t as impressionable as you. We have the ability to dissociate from viewing an act and carrying it out. Or does watching Girls make you a slut?

You take the fun out of everything. Nothing is allowed to be fun or funny. You squash what’s original or creative until it’s bland and mediocre. Why aren’t there more fat superheroes? Because superheroes are about idealization. Wonder Woman is genuinely Rubenesque because Rubens portrayed feminine curves in a flattering way. He didn’t glorify fat as beautiful, he glorified and sexualized the opulence of wealth, the one percent of his time paying his commissions, and fat was fashionable among the richest who could afford to waddle among the starving peasants. Your understanding of history, as everything else, is backwards.

You complain with the expectation that other people (usually evil men) will fix your problems for you. How is that either strong or empowered? You want “feminist” videogames? Make them! You can’t program? Learn! You won’t buy comics or games that don’t appeal to your ideology? No one does! If you aren’t consuming the products, the producers have zero reasons to care what you think. Become a productive member of the society or shut up.

We’re here to have fun and you’re pushing in. You’re trying to take away our release. Imagine if we shut down your activities on tumblr. You’d be on the warpath.

If you want to be accepted by us, you need to do two things.

  1. While at geek meeting places, talk about nothing with real world implications. We will never care.
  2. Realize no one cares about you specifically, we are defined by collective knowledge and channel your focus into the book/game/manga material of your choice. If most of your statements start with “I think” or “You should”, we will reject you. This has nothing to do with what you are, THAT IS THE POINT.

What do you know? What can you give? What are you doing?

If you cannot handle our subculture, you know where the door is. We call your bluff. You don’t want to leave. You want to control us. You want to be Queen of the Geeks. It would massage your bloated ego. You want to be accepted and adored without putting the work in and consuming the material. It takes years of moderate effort to become a real, true fan. You are a fake. You are posing for selfies with our stolen symbology, declaring to speak for us and deigning to speak down to us and it is offensive. We were bullied at school for that hobby, you didn’t care and now you appropriate it for yourself? How dare you.

I, and my fellow fans, pray that geek stuff is falling out of fashion. Why? We won’t have to put up with you people. You fakes and phonies and brats, who stamp your foot when you don’t get your own way. An entire subculture that existed before your birth isn’t about to change because you raised ‘awareness’ of ‘issues’ aka raised your voice. We respect creators and contributors. You are a hater and a parasite.

We know you’re a marketing gimmick, a wealthy demographic on Mummy’s money, a social construction with no authenticity and you hate that we can tell. You hate that we test you. You hate that you fail. You can’t even make it among us freaks, huh? The people you still bully and tease within our own ‘safe spaces’ for the lifestyle you are attempting to emulate. Hurts, doesn’t it, when we reject you? We don’t expect you to know everything, but we expect you to know some things. Some basic things which allow you into our club. You choose to remain ignorant. You can’t come in.

When we do fall out of fashion, as it’s inevitable, where will you be? Will you publicly and loudly proclaim you’ll stick with us? Will you bet money? Your precious reputation?

Or will you slink away to the next thing NY scene kids and Hampstead hipsters decided was alternative? Creeping like weeds, worms or leeches.

We all know what you’ll do. Every subculture dreads your plague. You’ll probably flip us off while leaving, saying how you never wanted to be accepted by us “losers” anyway. You were just kidding. You wouldn’t be seen dead with us before our subculture got on TV and billboards. We remember. You have no loyalty and you will forever be chasing happiness. We pity you. Leave us to our bliss.

Sincerely,

A real geek, who happens to be a girl and who works in STEM. Take that, bitches.