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The battle for geek culture

Why is this flourishing sub-culture tearing itself apart?

By Serena Kutchinsky  
Comic book creators are introducing more female-led title ©AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

Comic book creators are introducing more female-led title ©AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

What is geek culture and why is it increasingly the subject of cultural scrutiny and fierce hashtag wars? This weekend I took part in a debate around these issues at the Battle of Ideas festival at London’s Barbican Centre, where I strove to stand up for female geeks everywhere. And yes, we did talk about Gamergate.

I was fortunate, or unfortunate depending on your view, to share a platform with the scene’s…

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