KC's Reviews > Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World

Geek Girls Unite by Leslie Simon
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Dec 22, 11

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read in December, 2011

Kind of disappointing. This book uses stereotypes to try and un-stereotype geek women.

My biggest pet-peeve with this book was the sole focus on women who identify as straight. Why have a "Perfect Boyfriend" section? There are geeky females out there who have the perfect match with a person of the same gender!

In the introduction there is a little note encouraging women to respect one another despite differences in interests, yet each chapter includes a frenemies list.

I was pleased to see the inclusion of women of color (e.x. Rosario Dawson, Olivia Munn, and others)throughout the book. Sadly, none of the drawings reflected this diversity featured within the writing.

The information on books, movies, video games, etc. in the text was pretty basic level stuff. You may uncover a title or two you may have missed, but chances are if you identify as a geek girl you are probably already aware of what Doctor Who is.
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