We here at girl geeks sydney have a relatively open policy for our blog and twitter feed. Quite a few people have the ability to write a blog post or send out an email or twitter (though not many do) and we have only the “talking to each other” moderation process. Our basic premise is that girl geeks are both intelligent and diverse and therefore we will put most (NOT ALL) things out there and let you decide.
Over the past couple of days there has been some controversy about Beauty and the Geek. They approached us to find some girl geeks to show that girls can be geeks. We are not familiar with the show so had a look at the web site. Hmm, we said, looks a bit like objectifying women. So we asked a few girl geeks what they thought. Some said “sexist, don’t like”, some said “I like the idea of presenting another viewpoint”.
There are over 300 intelligent, opinionated, awesome girl geeks on our mailing list. We think it is presumptuous to filter your information and opportunities based on our personal opinions. So we put it out there to let you decide if you want to participate.
Anyhow, we are excited to have caused some conversation and would like to continue it. We’re guessing there are as many girl geeks wondering what the objections are as there are girl geeks objecting. So lets keep the conversation going on twitter, and start a conversation in the comments here, and talk amongst ourselves about it. Or if you want, email email@example.com with your feedback.
We are girls. We are geeks. We are diverse. We are opinionated.