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