Geek Girls Have Nothing to Prove

It always astonished me that there are such things as snobbery and sexism in geekdom. I mean, aren’t we the ones who were picked on as kids, and yearned for a world in which everyone was accepted for who they are? I suppose that for all of us in that camp, the former was in everyone’s priority list but the latter escaped the views of some.

Apparently, it’s become enough of a problem, particularly for women, that there needs to be a public service message about it, and the Doubleclicks have gone and done just that, with a little help from amazing people everywhere:

Sorry, I think I had something in my eye there…where was I? Seriously, geek girls (and all self- or society-proclaimed geeks) have nothing to prove to anyone, especially their fellow geeks.

So if you’re not sure how geek girls should be treated, here’s my suggestion:

Treat them how you would like to be treated. Unless you want to be treated as an object, in which case just treat them like human beings.
Treat them how you would like to be treated. Unless you want to be treated as an object, in which case just treat them like human beings.

Tip of the felt-tip marker to Liz Argall for showing me this. And for being a badass geek.

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