"Nothing to Prove" by The Doubleclicks
A million times this.
Earlier this week, the Doubleclicks released a music video for their song “Nothing to Prove” off of their new album Lasers and Feelings. Directly responding to the seemingly inescapable controversy about “fake geek girls”, the video features women and men from around the internet holding up signs declaring solidarity in geekdom regardless of gender. And it’s delightful.
So many people contributed, in fact, that it broke their computer while compiling the video and they decided to start a Tumblr page for the project (#nothingtoprove) to make sure that everyone who wants to share their stories can be seen.
While the “fake geek girl” issue has been an ongoing point of discussion and annoyance for us here at the Team (and something that will come up again in the future), we’d rather share this video in the spirit of positivity and celebrating the idea that geekery comes in many forms. As they say in the song:
I've got cred but honestly, I shouldn't need it
This world needs all kinds of folks to complete it