Geekquality.com, the occasional podcast, and the companion Tumblr stand at the intersection of fandom and media criticism, with the goal of celebrating and encouraging diversity within the geek zeitgeist. The project was started in October 2011, at the inaugural GeekGirlCon where four of the six founding editors met for the first time. Geekquality is based on the belief that just because we adore our geek culture, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t analyze it and point out its flaws. Through the lenses of feminism, race, gender, sexuality, ability, and other unique perspectives, we look at our favorite media – film, television, books, video games, comics, and beyond – and discuss how it could be more inclusive and accessible.
This is a co-op sort of blog, so each author is responsible for their own opinion.
What’s in a name?
When we were brainstorming ideas for the site, various clever puns were tossed around, until Geekquality emerged. The name is meant to conjure the hope of equality within geekdom, where all would have their voices heard with respect. Everyone should feel welcome, accepted, represented, and given the chance to be heard. There is also an allusion to our desire for quality of content in geek media, representing diversity, thoughtfulness, and progress in entertainment. The geek part should be fairly obvious ;).
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