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She’s Such A Geek

Longtime geek author Annalee Newitz and Charlie Anders, published She’s Such A Geek last year. I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while It’s a collection of over 20 essays by women geeks. These essays cover the trials, tribulations and joys of being a female geek. At times entertaining and other times depressing, the book highlights both how far feminism has gotten over the last hundred years and how much more it has to accomplish. I can’t recommend the book or the associated blog enough.

2 comments on "She’s Such A Geek"

  • Thinker says:

    As women enter traditionally male fields, their decisions and input can only improve the field. One example is that of my old field, evolutionary biology. As women have proposed research results, theories such as mate selection, brooding behavior, and such have greatly upset the established order. As women continue to influence the fields of technology, we can only hope computers become more reliable, easier to use, and more secure.

  • Hoper says:

    Diversity is great for any topic. Perhaps we can improve things by adding a 3rd sex, and a 4th, and …

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