What’s it like to be a Geeky Woman?


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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