Mentrification: how men appropriated computers, beer and the Beatles | Van Badham

Throughout history, women have been written out of cultural moments they helped shape. And now we have a new word for it Star Trek fandom has already made legendary contributions to popular culture, but its latest sweet encapsulation deserves special recording: in the dictionary. Earlier this month, a fan post on Tumblr from user @obstinatecondolement mourned the lack of acknowledgment given to women as the source of the series original popularity. They wanted to know when Star Trek stopped being perceived as light, fluffy, not-really-legitimate sci-fi that ~housewives~ liked and started being seen as serious nerd business that girls had to keep their gross cooties off? A reply repeated the question, but in regards to the Beatles. When did the …