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My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

Science Says Virtual Superheroes Could Make You A Better Person

Did seeing Superman ever make you want to be a better person? According to a new study, seeing superpowers in action in a virtual world may effect us in a very profound way. 

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Essay

The Psychology of the Fake Geek Girl: Why We’re Threatened by Falsified Fandom

I’ve been telling myself to stay out of this debate. I’ve been assuring myself that any time spent reading rants, posts, and their circular comments will only make me feel resentful and defensive. I tell myself that the fight is over and no one won. I rationalize that only a few people are ruining it for the rest of us and therefore, those few should just be ignored. I vow to stop drawing attention to this ridiculous creature, to stop reinforcing the idea that the “Fake Geek Girl” exists.

“Why don’t you just drop it?” “Why can’t you take a joke?” “Why aren’t you over this?” I ask myself these things too.

The truth is, I don’t know.

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