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Skepchick Quickies 10.5

Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. Are the Republicans so desperate that they now have to be against women that are in the gaming community too?
    That she’s a politician should have no bearing on this.
    They’re just being dumb and are giving me more reasons to not vote for them (like I need any more).

    And then there’s this from the the third article:

    “How often have girls been told by boys that physics is not for them? Or that they’ll never get a boyfriend if they are so unfeminine as to like physics? Or, perhaps worst of all, that it isn’t cool for a girl to enjoy the subject”

    It’s beyond me why any guy would say any of these things to girls in physics classes.
    I can only hope my cousins fare better in their schools (one is almost finished, the other just starting).

  2. “[Colleen Lachowicz is] also a level 85 orc in the massively popular online game “World of Warcraft.”

    …well, my Mage is at lv. 87 currently. So I guess I am 2 more levels unfit for public office. :(

    1. I also play World of Warcraft. Here is my main character in it: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/lothar/Bichorak/simple

      And here is a blog entry I made about recent events there:
      http://dalehusband.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/corruption-and-betrayal-in-a-wow-guild/

      Just because you play an online role playing game does not mean you are unfit for public office, nor does it excuse corrupt and/or bigoted behavior towards other players in the game. Last I heard, the player whose cheating I exposed got his account wiped by Blizzard.

  3. Well I’m not quite sure if I’d be able to vote for a Horde. Maybe that’s the approach they’re going for?

    But in all seriousness she’s level 85, meaning she has likely not even touched the new expansion. You’d think if they’re trying to spin her off as a crazy gamer who has no life or time for office that they’d at least do their research.

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