I'll start this with a little story, my daughter is 4 years old and loves Super-girl and she just wants a Super-girl action figure but because comic companies seem to believe girls don't buy toys without glitter and s**t on them you can't find them at Target, Wal-mart or toys r us. So we try a comic shop that sells toys as well but we never actually get to the toys because some sack of crap with a neck beard (And I mean he actually did have a neck beard) starts talking s**t about how comics aren't for girls and how she should just go get a Barbie. Now this upset her a bit because she's 4 and this jack ass is basically making fun of her and instead of telling the guy to back off like any intelligent business owner would the comic shop guy chuckles along like this 20 something dude just won something for talking s**t to a 4 year old. So we left because I didn't want to knock this dude's teeth out in front of my kid.
Point to this, ass holes need to get over this fear of girls, if you aren't 12 its not acceptable. If you want to know why girls aren't impressed with your comic knowledge, its not because they're weird its because some jack ass tells them they don't belong regardless of how much they like something.
Maybe if this industry wasn't run by the same type of men as that jack ass in the comic shop then more women and girls would get into comics and maybe the comic industry wouldn't be on the verge of becoming a dying medium.
End of rant.