the reason male comic book fans work themselves into a frenzied rage over “fake geek girls" is because they think they can’t get a girlfriend because of their love for comic books (a.k.a nerdiness). if they accept that geek girls genuinely love comic books, then they’re left with the cold harsh reality that it’s not their nerdiness that makes them unattractive to women, but the fact that they are misogynistic condescending dickbags who need to be avoided AT ALL COSTS
This list shows the 100 most popular relationship tags on AO3. There are 3 F/F pairings, 23 F/M, 3 Gen and 71 M/M.
Of the 200 names, 29 belong to women - down from 32 this time last year. 11 of the 200 names are POC, compared with 11 last year.
So much chewy data.
The more interesting thing to me is that of the F/M pairings, I would identify 15 as either canon, past canon or heavily implied that canon considers them a couple, 3 I could identify as ‘non-canonical’ (two Hermione ships and Molly/Sherlock) and 5 that I do not know enough about the canon to identify if they’re canon or not (Arrow, Supernatural, Stargate SG-1, and Lydia/Jackson and Boyd/Erica from Teen Wolf). So even if ALL five of those are canon, then that means that almost double the het ships shown are canon as non-canon. EDIT: Yes, I am putting Nat/Clint in the ‘heavily implied or past canon’ catagory. The comics history makes it plausible, far more than Tony/Bruce or Thor/Loki, which I don’t even think was canon in the original Norse myths, and the Norse myths made a LOT OF THINGS canon.
Felicity/Oliver is… not officially canon, but at least SOME of the writers sure ship it.
Dear GODS we need more girls and more POC. Misty Knight/Colleen Wing fics needed!!! Monica Rambeau/Elsa Bloodstone fics needed!
in all my life, I have never encountered such an astounding act of trolling as the time I spent an hour and a half downloading what I thought was a Good Omens fanmix and then discovering that it was a Best of Queen album.
I ask the American commentators, please stop announcing that Landon Donovan is the “all-time U.S. leading goal scorer.” He is not. With 57 international goals, he’s not even in the Top Five. The all-time U.S. leading goal scorer is Abby Wambach, with 167 goals, followed by Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (130), Michelle Akers (105) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100). In fact, Abby Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in the world, among all soccer players, male or female. (via World Cup Soccer Stats Erase The Sport’s Most Dominant Players: Women)
A quarter of high schools with the highest percentage of black and Latino students do not offer Algebra II; a third of these schools do not offer chemistry. Fewer than half of American Indian and Native-Alaskan high school students have access to the full range of math and science courses in their high school