You know, fandom in so many ways is the rich, cool place it is because of women. Geek women have always been there: on the ConComs, as pros, writing fanfic, building community. We built fandom. We aren’t newcomers or hangers on. And if we ask you to see us as we really are, you don’t get to decide that’s not allowed. The desire to erase us is so palpable sometimes that it makes me want to cry.

–Brenna Clarke Gray on fandom.