Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Women can be Geeks too

I have no data to back this up, but I think that we can all agree that there are more male geeks than female geeks. As a female geek myself, my personal experience has shown me to be a minority among women.

Take the LOST finale party I attended last week. There were eight guys, and then there was our hostess and me. That's a 1:4 ratio. Not a scientific calculation by any means, but it sounds about right to me. Whatever the numbers are, we are a minority.

You'd think that the mere fact that we were attending a LOST finale party would be enough to prove our geekness, yet still we were treated with suspicion.

"You women over there," our host warned us, "No talking!"

"What?" I asked. "Just because we're women that means we're going to be talking throughout the show? We want to see the finale just as much as you guys! That is so sexist! This is totally going on my blog!"

To be fair, once the show started, the hostess and I did have to be shushed. We couldn't keep from laughing out loud because the guys were all leaning in toward the screen with looks of rapt adoration on their faces. Can you really blame us?

Post dedicated to Holy Hyrax. ;)


  1. That's really funny. I wondered about this, or specifically how girls in general deal with geeky-type guys in my Pop-Culture Conundrum post: http://walkingthegreyline.blogspot.com/2009/12/popular-culture-conundrum.html (though I just noticed that I placed "Lost" as a mainstream, acceptable geeky interest, as opposed to other, more card-carrying geeky things).

  2. :-)

    You're just lucky we didn't put you behind the mehitza (ie, the kitchen)

  3. *GASP* You did not just say that the women's section is in the kitchen. This is worth an entire new post!