The Brogrammer Problem: Keeping Geekery A Boys’ Club

“Men invented the internet! Because they were men! And manly! And they were geeks but they were male geeks! Because that’s what a geek is! A man!” Okay, that’s not actually what the New York Times article says, not even close. But it certainly seems to imply it, and in the second paragraph it seems…
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Fake And Real Geek Girls

Tara Tiger Brown, a writer for Forbes, has launched a stunning attack on what she considers to be “fake” geek girls. Note that this is specifically addressed not to fake geeks, but to fake geek girls. Apparently only females are trying to pass themselves off as geeks. Or maybe it’s totally all right for males…
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Exploding Manure, Insidious Weeds And A Geek In Power

Here are a few things you might find to be of general interest: Microbes may be causing explosions in manure pits in hog farms. Yikes! Apparently, Monsanto was really surprised that Roundup-resistant weeds would evolve. (via BoingBoing) Norway’s new Minister of International Development loves LARPing and roleplaying! I would love to play Dungeons & Dragons…
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Defending Sexual Harassment

I had no idea there were actually people who would defend sexual harassment. Maybe I’m a little naive, but I really believe most people aren’t deliberately being sexist jerks when they make fun of a man for knitting, or a woman for working on an oil rig. There are these cultural norms, ya know? They…
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Booth Babes: Living In A Geek Boys’ World, Part 2

Look, it’s pretty girls in tight clothing at a tech trade show! Now tell me what product they’re selling. Or whether it matters. I’ve never been to a trade show, like the one shown at left, or to a convention. I would very much like to. At the same time, the prevalence of so-called “booth…
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