"The Girl's Guide To Comic Con": Headdesk Powers, Activate!

Oh hey, girlfriend! Did you ever hear of these things called comic books? They're like, stories or something? With like, pictures? Anyway, whatevs, there's some big party called Comic Con and there will totally be hot guys there! For sure!

Wasn't that a really annoying, condescending way to start an article? Imagine an entire article written the entire way, with the idea that every woman attending Comic Con this year will be there simply to stake out the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal and Johnny Depp. Can't imagine it? That's OK! The Los Angeles Times has already written it for you!

Is it so hard, in 2009, to accept the fact that women enjoy comic books/sci-fi novels/television programs/films/video games/etc. not because of the "studs" who appear on the screen or on the page but because of the actual content? I know it may be hard for some people to believe, but women do have interests that go beyond shoes and eating poop-inducing yogurt. "The Girls Guide To Comic Con" isn't a guide at all, but a rundown of the "hotties" who will be appearing in some form or another at the convention. Because, as the tipster who sent this article in notes (sarcastically, of course) "Oh, us GIRLZ, all we want are to look at those handsome menfolk and vampires!"

Come on, LA Times. If you really want to write a Girl's Guide To Comic Con (and I'm not sure it's necessary to split Comic Con into gender specific guides, but that's another story altogether) you could have at least had women who know what they're talking about write the piece. Like, say, the awesome ladies of io9, for example, who would probably have much more to say about the convention than "Women will be rushing the stage, offering to do star Jake Gyllenhaal's laundry on those washboard abs that he acquired for the film, since he spends much of it fighting, shirtless or both." Blargh.

The Girls' Guide To Comic Con [LATimes]