Geek Girl Archive



On Saturday Isis Anchalee wrote this post on Medium about how she is in fact an engineer. She had to write this piece, because she was part of an ad campaign for her employer and people found it oh-so-hard to to believe she is an engineer. You know, because she’s pretty. I’ve written


Girl Talk: The Diva Cup

Alright boys, some of you might want to check out the archives today. Because today, we’re talking about periods. You’ve been warned. Period news has been coming across my social media feeds lately. Some of the stories are inspirational, like getting feminine hygiene products to women in countries where they can be


Book Review: Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World

One of my biggest problems about how we talk about women in STEM is that we act as if we aren’t already here. Or if we do acknowledge women are already in these fields, we act as if it’s a new thing. Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World aims to change


Product Review: Ms. Marvel Necklace by Femmecraft

Editor’s note: The necklace reviewed in this post was provided to Pure Geekery for review purposes. Femmecraft also provided the giveaway. You know what I love about the world right now? That the more mainstream comics and superheroes and general geekiness get, the more awesome accessories I can find. These days I can’t


Why Don’t Women Like X?

I see the “why don’t women like this too” question come up in enthusiast forums/blogs. I appreciate the thought, I really do. It takes a lot of self-awareness look around and say “we’re missing a significant part of the population here, what can we do to fix it.” That being said, I


No matter what, I will write.

You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been writing as much this month. I thought about waiting until December and then posting about how I was boycotting blogging because I think National Blog Post Month/National Novel Writing Month are ridiculously stupid. I refuse to justify either phrase’s stupid abbreviation by writing them down.


Service Review: Ipsy Box

Disclaimer: I subscribed to the ipsy box on my own, and we don’t have any affiliate links in the review. The only thing I’ll get if you subscribe from here is “ipsy points” which is a program to earn free product that’s open for anyone who subscribes. It’s time for another subscription box review!


Product Review: Handbag of Holding

Disclaimer: I got the Handbag of Holding free from ThinkGeek for review. There are also affiliate links in here, so if you buy it after clicking on one I get a cut. #FeedABlogger When I got a new job, I got a work laptop. Which meant my up-to-this-point perfect Ogio tablet purse was out of


5 on Friday: Why I’m a Feminist

Last month, I posted about my problems with the way we’re addressing the Women Against Feminism tumblr. I told you that I feel this way even though I am a feminist myself. But why am I a feminist? 1) Because politicians suck. Let’s face it, politicians serve their lobbyists more than they


The Reaction to Women Against Feminism

I’m sure you’ve all see the various reactions to the Women Against Feminism tubmblr. Posts calling these women misguided. Posts calling them stupid. Posts talking down to them like they are are children incapable of forming their own opinion. And a surprising number of references to them as “girls.” This reaction is