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question of the day: Has the term “fanboy” become a misnomer?

23 October 2012 2:42 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

It’s just like now that there’s a black man in the White House, racism is over! Jim Slotek in The London (Ontario) Free Press: Is the term "fanboy" becoming a misnomer? At comic book and sci-fi conventions across North America, many of the Star Trek, Star Wars, horror fans and video gamers are female. And [in August], some 7,000 female fans attended the second annual women-only GeekGirlCon in Seattle. In the gaming world according to the Entertainment Software Association, 47% of all players are women, a stat that inspired the game giant Electronic Arts to add a "female avatar" to its NHL game. Still, some sexism exists in the geek world, according to the women who live in it. "The assumption still is that girls are there to get attention, because our boyfriends talked us into it, or that we're only into the TV and film," says Liana Kerzner, a comic book »

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