This band needs your help to smash “fake geek girl” persecution

Want to be in the Doubleclicks' next music video?

Mar 2, 2020, 5:26 pm*

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Lisa Granshaw

Oregon band The Doubleclicks are adding their voices to the fight against “fake geek girl” claims and misogyny in geek culture with a new track called “Nothing to Prove.”

The song, from the duo’s forthcoming album “Lasers and Feelings,” highlights the questioning geek girls often face about their authenticity and sends a message of geek pride in spite of the haters.

Now the band is backing up that message with a music video for the song, created with the help of geek girls online. 

 

The band is asking female geeks to submit 5- to 8-second videos of themselves holding up a sign that answers one or two of these four questions: What got you into geekdom? What kind of geek are you now? How can being a geek girl be weird and frustrating? What message would you like to give to the bullies who try to shame women out of the geek community?

If you submit a sign by July 8, your message could be part of the video—especially if you answer question 3 or 4, the two questions the band needs the most help with. 

Lasers and Feelings is due out July 9.

H/T Jezebel | Photos via The Doubleclicks

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*First Published: Jul 2, 2013, 3:53 pm