Geek Girl Archive


Women in STEM. We’re Not Special.

On Friday I finally started listening to the Google I/O coverage. I had to wait the weekend to get my thoughts in order and not rage all of the screen. Why? Because Google basically said “Look at all the women here! Look at how awesome we are for having all these women!”


Is “pin-up” cosplay over? I hope so.

You know what I’m bored with? Cosplay that is a pin-up or an excessively sexy (as in, there’s less fabric than the SI swimsuit cover) version of something. Seriously- way to have no creativity at all. Yes, I know it takes time and crafty skill to make any costume, but every time


Rant: The Language We Use to Describe Women’s Bodies

It’s summer, which means women’s bodies are the topic of conversation yet again (although really, they always are). Most recently, we’re talking about the body of Mekayla Diehl,  aka Miss Indiana. She’s broken the typical beauty pageant mold and has a closer-to-average body type than beauty contestants. But we’re not calling her average.


#GeekLife: Cosplay on a Budget

Lets face it- cosplay is expensive. Once you start pricing out the time and money spent getting every fabulous detail 100% perfect, it becomes painfully clear that it’s nearly impossible for the everyday geek to make the perfect costume. (Especially a geek with wedding and school tuition bills to pay!)Sure there’s awesome



This past weekend, a young man posted a video about how he hated women for rejecting him. How he was going to get retribution by shooting up a sorority house. And that’s precisely what he did. The normal topics after a mass shooting came out. We need more gun control! We need


Someone has to save our skins! Women and the Star Wars Universe

Last week, the cast of the next much-anticipated installment of the Star Wars franchise was announced. With any geek franchise, especially Star Wars, casting debates are contentious and not unexpected. Fans have an idea of what a character should look like and who should play their favourites and it’s damn impossible to


5 on Friday: ModCloth Lets You be Geek Chic by the Pool

FTC Disclosure Statement: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  It’s almost summer. Almost. I mean, it has to be right? Don’t remind me it snowed here in Indy earlier this week. This has been the longest winter I


Press Release: The Amazing Adventures of the Princesses from Planet STEM Book Launch

Note from Nicole: After I wrote my post “Princess or Engineer? Why Not Both?” and awesome Pure Geekery reader let me know about the The Amazing Adventures of the Princesses from Planet STEM Kickstarter. The Kickstarter has been funded and the book is now on the shelf (and it’s by an Indianapolis author even).


Ban bossy? How about we embrace it.

I was going to write about something completely different today, but then I came across this: Yep. A PSA to ban the word “bossy”. And while some of the women in that video are fantastic role models (Condi, Jane- I love you both!), this is yet another case of political correctness and


Makeup Review: Philly Loves Lacquer – Avenuers

As much as I love the idea of indie polish, it’s not something I buy a lot of. Most of it tends to be very sparkly, and I am not a sparkly type girl (I actually gave Claire my bottle of Be Excellent to Each Other. Claire loves sparkle.). So I was