Geek girls music video: nothing to prove

A reader writes, "It's a 4-minute music video with geek girls holding up signs talking about the 'fake geek girl' thing and bullies."

This reduced me to tears.

Nothing to Prove - Geek Girls & The Doubleclicks

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  1. I am playing this for my 10-year-old daughter as soon as she gets back from her "Hands-on Tech" and "Methods of Warfare" classes at summer camp this afternoon.

    (sorry for the multiple post; this is my first time here and I fumbled a bit)

  2. I am thankful to the Doubleclicks for being willing to put themselves out there and help us to have a conversation that we have needed to have for a long time. Our culture (nerds/geeks) has some deep problems regarding gender and sexuality, and does not tend to be very good at addressing them in a respectful and adult way. Let's all take this as a signal to talk about it in the open.

  3. If "fake geek" doesn't exist, then really, "geek" doesn't exist.

    OK, I swear after this one I'll shut up and go away.

    To bring up another one from years ago, I remember how much flak Asia Carrera caught for labeling herself a "geek girl". Some people rejected her because she's, well, a porn star. What? Smart people get into porn? No wai! Others...ugh...decided that of course she was good with computers, she's Asian. Mega facepalm.

    Mildly NSFW picture of Carrera rebuilding a computer That kind of picture probably didn't help the image any, but the first thing I noticed was that I owned one of those cases. The only thing I liked about it was that it came with rails for all the drives. Not even thumbscrews. You can see in the pic that there are two 3.5" bays which come out as one unit.

    EDIT: Holy Jebus, I just realized something: in the photoset, it looks like she's removing parts from that case. I built a computer largely from eBay parts shortly after that, and got the case through eBay. I wonder...

  4. Wow... in four sentences you not only manage to miss the point of the video, you successfully dismiss Adam Savage, Henry Rollins, the Doubleclicks, everyone who participated in the video, Corey for posting it in the context of how emotionally touching it is to him... and life itself.

    Masterfully done. Really. Your contribution demonstrates an enviably efficient pose of ennui.

  5. This made me teary and smiley at the same time. When I saw Adam Savage I cheered. Cheered again to see Wil Wheaton. Yes, it is good to have allies who GET IT. Hooted (quietly, it's after midnight) for a few of the statements on the cards, especially the "I'm older than your mother..." one. Yo! I relate, geeky grandma that I am. Shared the video onward immediately. Thank you, Cory!

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