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She's Such a Geek: Women Write About Science, Technology, and Other Nerdy Stuff Paperback – November 13, 2006
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About the Author
Charlie Anders is the author of Choir Boy and The Lazy Crossdresser. Her writing has appeared in Salon, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. Charlie cofounded other magazine with Annalee Newitz and organizes the award-winning reading series Writers with Drinks.
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After reading parts of this book, though, I'm updating that: I would send 10-30 copies of this book (depending on department size) to every science department, every math department, every computer department, every business department, every women's studies department, and every library on every campus mentioned in this book...and as many more campuses as I can think of.
I'd ask professors to set them out in the coffee room where the department's books are stored saying, "Borrow one!" and let the bright yellow cover entice students and faculty alike.
Women and men, boys and girls alike should read these stories. What perfect descriptions they are of what life is like for the young geek whose sex is "female" and what perfect descriptions they are of what that does and can mean later in life.
I suppose I'd also send 10 copies to major campuses' and companies' IT departments and to big research companies.
This book is the perfect book--so captivating--for men to walk a mile in women's shoes (especially geeky men to walk a mile in geeky women's shoes) and the perfect book for girls to walk a mile in older women's shoes and take the precautions necessary to stay a geek for life--rather than be a dropout--if they think they're going to want to.
I would also send a chopped-up version to every middle school in the country, if I really had a lot of money.Read more ›
It's good feminist reading though, not accusatory or angry towards men, which I can't stand. Although it's true they've by no means made it particularly easy for female geeks to get ahead in the world, let alone females of any other type. It's just these women's experiences in their respective fields. I give the book 4 stars out of 5 simply because I still do wish there was a little more talk on science and stuff, and because the front and back cover of the book made it seem more tech-oriented than anything. But I'm not dissappointed, I still really enjoyed the read. And the knowledge that some of the brightest minds in physics, astronomy, and chemical engineering are thinking pretty damn close to the way I do.
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This book is one of my favorites. These are amazing stories about amazing women and I absolutely adored this book.
The book came in great condition and right on time. :)
I do adore the book, but I was surprised to find that so many of the articles in it basically come down to how to deal with male prosecution and still have children and/or sex... Read morePublished on September 14, 2010 by Amazon Customer
Well the play on words was too tempting, but I love geeky women. The rejection of "guys and geeks" (cf. Read morePublished on January 25, 2010 by Manthano