07/26/2012 10:14 am ET

The Myth of the ‘Booth Babe'

There's been a lot of productive discourse on the topic of misogyny in the gaming world over the past few months, but there's also this frustratingly pervasive counter argument permeating the comments on stories about women like Anita Sarkeesian and Felicia Day: sure, gender equality is great, but shouldn't we admit that some girls ARE glorified booth babes? (I like to call it, "...but Olivia Munn exists!")

CNN's Ryan Peacock felt the need to sum up the "growing chorus of frustration in the geek community with - and there's no other way to put this - pretty girls pretending to be geeks for attention" in a recent piece called, "Booth Babes Need Not Apply."

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