Cory Doctorow at 12:53 pm Tue, Jul 23, 2013
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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
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)
What a great song! Just wanted to tell that to the creators: Nice work.
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.
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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American news outlets struggling to understand why Brits aren't excited about the royal baby. Made them a flowchart. pic.twitter.com/HRLU6XRLHH
A smurf in the Andalusian village of Juzcar, near Malaga, southern Spain. Photo: REUTERS/Jon Nazca
In 2011, painters coated the picturesque Spanish village of Juzcar in the smurfiest blue they had, all to promote the tiny blue creatures' cinematic debut.
The beauty of bullets fired through water in superrrrr slowwwwwwww motioooonnnnnnn…. [video link]
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