The Big Bang Theory Women Go to a Comic Shop; How Was It?


The CBS show The Big Bang Theory drew some criticism this week when the promo for this week’s episode featured the women of the show entering a comic shop with the voice over saying “the girls go where no woman has gone before”.


The promo is suggesting that women don’t go into comic shops, or read comics reinforcing yet another set of stereotypes about geek culture.

The idea that women don’t go into comics shops or read comics is a fallacy, of course. You only need to flip through the three years of the Women Read Comics in Public if you need convincing (which if you do WHY ARE HERE?)

So when a show like TBBT helps to spread a frustrating stereotype that I spend like a lot of time fighting it really pisses me off.

But I decided to watch the episode because just as in comics sometimes the teasers don’t exactly adhere to what they are teasing. So how was the actual show in depicting the reception of the women? I took a look at some stereotypes about women and comics and comic shops and rated the episode.

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Just one of many reasons I’m pretty much done with this show. Boozanga. 

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    big bang theory has always been a fucking mess of stereo types and bullshit
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    Bleh. The Big Bang Theory is a show about nerds, by people who were never nerds, for people who know a couple nerds....
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    I find TBBT funny on most occasions, but...really bothered me.
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