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21 June 2016 @ 07:15 am
Where Geek Girls Come From

Thanx to andrewducker
Quetzalcoatlus northropidalmeny on June 21st, 2016 01:20 pm (UTC)
My story is similar.
msrat1900 on June 21st, 2016 08:24 pm (UTC)
My story is different. My dad was lost at sea when I was 8, and I hadn't seen much of him before that (WW II was happening). I do remember sitting on his lap (at about six years old) and reading aloud from some of his engineering books, to the amusement of his friends.

My mother was not a geek. Or was she? When something broke around the house, she fixed it. I remember numerous situations when she fixed something and I don't recall her ever calling a repairman. Okay, she was kind of a geek.

But I do believe it's parentage, and how one is raised. I was never ever told I couldn't do something because I was "a girl", in fact, I'm not sure I knew I was "a girl" until I reached high school and my classmates pointed it out to me. As in, "You're taking physics, but you're *a girl*." or "You built that? But you're *a girl*."
The Mystery of the Supranational Rabbit: Enthusiastic Thumperporsupah on June 25th, 2016 06:20 pm (UTC)
Ye gods and little fishes, what a superb piece of writing! I'll happily be putting that link in a prominent position in my next entry. (My own genesis will have to wait, for now =:)