Well, I don't know who starfire is, nor do I care, so I'm not going to join that discussion. To move back to the original question about the article, yes, I in general agree with it.
Now I can only go from personal experience since I've done nor seen any actual studies of this stuff, but yes, I've been gawked at, pursued, harassed, etc by geek guys, far more so than several other social categories, at least in ways that made me feel uncomfortable/threatened.
I used to go to gaming stores, there is one not to far from where I used to live, pretty small really and just jam packed with shelves and stuff. lots of corners and not greatly lit. It used to scare me to go in there, so I stopped going. And as to what I was wearing, yeah I went in with shorts and tank top and flip flops (it was summer, I'm not wearing a sweater just so guys don't decide to look at my tits), and every guy in that freaking store stared at me or decided that if I was looking at GURPS, they had to be looking at whatever was next to me. I left, didn't go back for months. Come winter I went back again, same thing, except I was dressed in a coat and jeans and boots etc. It was CREEPY and unnerving. Not one guy said hello, but they just stared. Even they four guys that had been playing a boardgame stopped talking the entire time I was in there. I only went back one more time with my bf, but never again.
Now I've been to a store in the chicago area that, and I'm not sure if she was an owner or not, but had a young lady who was very prominent in the running of the store. The place was very well lit, all the aisles were angled so you could see everything from the register area. I actually felt safe there, which was nice.
Also, when it comes to gaming, like table top. I stopped. I had far too many bad experiences with that. It was always "We need a way in, Apple you seduce the guard," or other stuff that just made me feel really uncomfortable. I even started playing male characters because of it. I even distinctly remember one game where my character (male) got transformed into a female. And then of course all that crap started up again.
Or the time I walked in for a game and what are the boys watching? Some kind of japanime porn thing with tentacles that were raping and killing every girl when they would 'orgasm' or something. I mean, who the fuck watches that when you KNOW a girl is coming over? And then they expected me to sit through to the end of that before we started gaming? Oh hell no, I left that group asap.
I even had the issues with the first person shooter games. My bf has an xbox so he plays xbox live from time to time and has that headphone thing. I tried playing call of duty once (yeah I sucked at it), but before we even started as soon as I got on the mic and said hello, I got "Hey you sound hot!" or "What do you look like" "What are you wearing" just all kinds of ignorant bullshit that made me want to reach through the microphone and rip off some guys testicles.
I won't ever do that online voice thing with a game again because of that crap. Not even when I got my arm twisted into playing WoW for a couple months. My friends got me a mic but I absolutely refused to do anything with it.
I used to be a geek girl for a few years, but I don't consider myself part of geek culture anymore because of those experiences. Now I know some women had different, even positive experiences. I had some too, but in general the negatives outweighed them and I've moved on to other things.