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Do you think there are more female geeks than ever before?

We agree with the words of author Nina Krebs: "A woman with drive and commitment to make something happen doesn't do well with restrictive comments like 'This is the way we've always done it.'" This can be seen in the achievements of Jeannette Rankin, Mary Church Terrell, Alicia Dickerson Montemayor, Sheryl Sandberg, Corizon Aquino, Benazir Bhutto, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. We all stand on the shoulders of these women, and countless others who've given immeasurable substance to our lives. Accomplished, forward-thinking, goal-oriented women. From whose legacies we receive knowledge; and from whose spirits receive strength.

Like them, the dynamic females we've profiled also have an unshakable passion for education, fueled in part by the historical examples that inspire us, and by the contemporary tools they're using to make each of them a leader in this young millennium. However you say it - geekdom or geekery - these women live it, promote it, breathe it, personify it. The impact of female geeks is often ignored, or, intentionally given "special mention" status.


Asked by tasches at 5:14 PM on May. 16, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Probably... however, I think it is important to understand first all the facts and reasoning behind "This is the way we've always done it" before taking off half cocked.

    Answer by CoffeeWriter at 5:27 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Oh yes...this is tge way we have always done it...and so continues the excuse to not correct the situation where an injustice is perpetuated. Such as in labor and delivery. For many decades the pubic hair of women were shaved right before tgey gave birth, men were not allowed to participate in tge birth of their child, mothers were not given those first few precious moments to bond with baby before the child was wisked away - all because that was the way it had always been done. But when women step forward to challenge thinking - in the home, in schools, in science, in politics - real change is possible. Bravo for all the women geeks who advance not only themselves in their chosen profession but also make great contributions to mankind.

    Answer by frogdawg at 7:36 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • no

    Answer by letstalk747 at 8:39 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Froqdawq ( a lovely name ! ) , you said it so well. There are so many women of whom we can be proud , but sadly many of them still do not get the recognition they deserve in public life and the media.

    Answer by janet116 at 12:10 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • The Female Geek as always prevailed in history. With the Internet and Newscast that is a large factor in Educating the public today is opening the International Eyes of Educational advances that Women today have flourished upon the Earth.As a result we do not really know if there are more Geek Women today or years ago.


    Answer by Glo402813 at 5:57 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • I think so! I always get a litle ticked off if someone says "This is the way we have always done it" .Grrr. That is a lazy mind.
    Yes, my gramma was one of the first geeks,I think. SHe was born in 1873 and was always forward thinking and rebellious. Her Father encouraged her. He was a Liberal Democrat,a Lawyer who believed in Womens' Rights way back then. YAY Great Gramps!

    Answer by minnesotanice at 6:44 PM on May. 16, 2011