While most of the Skepchicks are off convention-ing, I’m holding down the fort at Skepchick HQ to feed the running hamsters that power our servers and restock the liquor cabinet. (There’s none missing, I swear.)
Anyway, I usually do the Quickies, so I don’t really know how to do this AI thing. But I thought I’d toss out a link I came across last week: the Geek Girl Commandments and the Geek Girl Bill of Rights. From the post:
With the surge of superhero movies, non-geek girls who are dragged to the movies by their boyfriends are slowly starting to discover the awesomeness that is nerdy obsession and peek behind the pop culture curtain.
Instead of going River Tam on the cheerleaders that so harshly rejected us, we need to guide these ladies into our culture (even if it means enjoying the fact that we’re higher on the social – ha! – ladder than they are).
If they want to play on our grid, they need to play by our rules.
I think the “rules” are fun, fair and a good way to think about bringing women into the geek fold. But I’m interested in hearing what everyone thinks about it.
Do we need either Geek Girl Commandments or a Geek Girl Bill of Rights? Is it just something for fun or can it help us draw more women into geekery and geek-related professional fields? Should we add any amendments?