Skepchick Quickies 10.8


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

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  1. Regarding demands for minority representation in geek culture, I have a link:


    This is super-old, obviously, but the anecdote relates the terrible effects are of rarely-or-never seeing someone who looks like you (who could be you) as a hero, as a strong and capable individual. When “your people” are only visible as sidekicks, victims, criminals, then you grow up with aspirations that are walled in, and/or with a rejection of a core part of yourself.

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