I just learned that Heidi Meeley wrote a three-part response to my "Understanding Fanboys: The Deadlier of the Species" post from a few weeks ago. It takes an interesting look (and probably a more accurate one) at the root causes of fangirlism.
I guess I ought to say, for the official record, that I'm not one of the "No Girls Allowed" crew, and that I enjoy hearing about comics from the female perspective. It's just that I couldn't help but notice that when a woman throws out all rationality in pursuit of her devotion, the reaction is different from when a man does so, in an interesting way. And I'm a sociological rubbernecker, so I always tend to pick at the most disturbing aspects of any group. They make the juiciest scabs.