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What’s it like to be a Geeky Woman?

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There are many women who love science, technology, science fiction, video games and comic books. To believe this is some kind of new phenomenon, you either have been in a coma or are totally self-absorbed. So, what is it like to be a geeky woman? To give you an idea, here are some notable quotes from some notable geeky women:

“At one uni, if I walked through the Senior Common Room with a skirt, I’d be stared at – more as an oddity than in a sexual way. At another uni, where being a woman wasn’t weird, I’d catch colleagues properly leering at my breasts or legs.” – Alice Bell, science writer and academic

“I worked at one company where everyone but me was asked to attend a weekend working retreat. I was the only woman. The reason given was that I would change the tone of the weekend, and the guys’ wives wouldn’t like it if I was there. Yes, because I can’t wait to seduce your gross husbands.” – Tracy King, producer of the animated Tim Minchin movie Storm

“I wouldn’t say [the fake geek girl trope] is the majority view. I’ve always felt very welcome; I started as the only female writer in an all-male team, but I never felt marginalised or treated badly because of my gender. Occasionally I’ve found that colleagues have become more open and relaxed when we’ve had a geek-out about a particular game, or character/storyline etc. But I think it’s about establishing a sense of camaraderie and shared passion.” – Rhianna Pratchett, games writer/rebooter of the Tomb Raider franchise

 

Read more quotes at BuzzFeed.

 

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