Yeah, but we all still think you’re a dick? Because you’re that person who thinks that a woman in a superhero t-shirt is somehow a ‘slut’ (the most realistic leap of logic I’ve ever witnessed) until it’s proven that she can tell you that Superman’s real name is Clark Kent? (And don’t ‘aha! his real name is Kal-El!’ me because motherfucker I will win that argument.) A woman could be wearing a superhero shirt for a variety of reasons unrelated to her knowledge of comic book mythos (it was a gift, she liked the movie, she doesn’t feel like doing laundry and her sister’s clothes fit her fine, she likes the logo, she wants to impress a cute person) but none of those reasons is reason enough for your misogynistic and hostile attitude.
And let’s step back, it’s great that you’re ~approving of girls who “actually know comic book characters”, but your attitude is one of the major reasons girls avoid comics. It’s not fun being treated like you’re a poser until proven otherwise. It’s not fun having to deal with people assuming you know less than them, or that you couldn’t possibly be earnestly invested in Jaime Reyes’ family life, or that you probably only read indie comics. You make being a girl geek an unpleasant experience.
The other day I was in the comic book store and a customer approached the guy working behind the counter and asked “How do you get girls in here?” In the store at the time was my best friend Sadie (who works there) her (lady) cousin, the dickwad asking the question, another store worker (who he was addressing) and myself. That shit is not fun. Having your every geek encounter questioned because of your gender identity is not fun. He found the only other man in the room and made three women feel unimportant and like some kind of comic book store unicorn. In his mind there was no reason why women should be in the store if not for the kindly guidance of a dude.
That’s what you’re doing. When you assume that women who are wearing comic book shirts are only doing so for male attention you’re repulsing actual lady geeks who you supposedly ‘approve of.’ So sit the fuck down.
Just as a side note, I feel it’s much the same for women in the music community a lot of the time, especially the metal scene, and sometimes the punk scene. Feeling like you have to prove yourself just to be there, just to watch bands…. Anyway it sucks. >:(