Geek Girls Unite By Leslie Simon a Book review

25 May

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Ever wondered what is the difference between nerds, geeks, dweebs and weirdos? well it really does not matter because while those tittles where once social outcasts have now risen to power. However it is the women who fall under those categories have been left under-represented and this book brings us to light (and well as in the book tittle) it unites us!

Why read this book other than having quizzes testing your geeky knowledge or books, movies, music, and D.I.Y. It also gives information on (stereo types) basic character sketch of different types of she-geeks. It offers information on the type specific mythology (it gives notes on the first women who began the genre or geeks). Simons also gives a comprehensive list of our goddesses (again specific to each type of she-geek) and why they are a specific type of geek and how they rock at being awesome. 

But my absolute favorite things is that there are book, movies, music and blog recommendations which I plan on using because they all sound like they deserve to be looked at and appreciated.  

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I learned that I am part fangirl, literary geek and funny-girl geek.

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This book encourages women and girls who have not (and do not want to) grow out of dressing up like a powerful super-heroine or just play W.O.W. until our fingers fall off. Or if you are like me try to line your wall with comic books. (I will get there as soon as I have a steady paycheck). 

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The best discovery is that Simon has create the Girl Geek Guild (a geek type sorority for all who were not really into the greek houses) which is a more loose type of organization where she-geeks can get together and bounce ideas without having to prove their geekyness to people (yeah mainly guys who don’t believe women can be interested on geeky things without over sexyfying poison Ivy, as if she were not over sexed enough). 

So read this book learn about the female counter part to the usual guy geek and see how she-geeks start to take over the world by being incredibly awesome and smart. 

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I would like to send a shout out to Tumblr girls who always make my dashboard interesting, smart and feminist. For that I love them blogging she-geeks. 

 

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