Where can I find a girl like her?
As much as a compliment is nice, your comment doesn’t come off that way. Though a line like that may be meant to be flattering, it honestly sounds like straight up objectification; sounds like you’re hunting through the bargain bin for a new doll or a new piece for your mantel. Can we start by treating a “girl like her” like me and other girls are not objects to be found? Geek girls aren’t unicorns, we’re people and we don’t like to be treated like we’re some mystical treasure. Unfortunately, in many cases, girls are still treated like foreign objects and because of this we’re shafted from many geeky places and have to validate our existence in fandom. Until I (or other girls) can walk into any video game or comic shop without either being completely ignored when all the guys are being helped, or getting the “*gasp* A girl!” treatment, I really rather not hear, “Where can I find a girl like her?”
I’d like to think that’s probably not how this was intended, but it’s definitely how it sounds and how it feels.
As a heads up to other people, most girls don’t like being put on pedestals, or seeing other girls put on pedestals.
Also, I find it kinda rude when people delete the original comments/photo credits, especially because it was a charity shoot.
My mildly newly improved Cammy, which I wore to Con Bravo for the Cosplay for a Cure event we helped run.
Photos by Rob Consonni