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Skepchick Quickies 10.8

Amanda

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:

    http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/30604112152/damnlayoffthebleach-sorry-about-submitting-this

    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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