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Girl Geeks

Updated on October 30, 2014

What is a Geek?

Geek Girls Rock. Being geeky is not just for the boys, but us Girls too, but being a Geek can be alienating, especially for Girls, Why should it be a lonely journey? join in the fun debate online. Are people threatened by your vast knowledege or expertise on your subject, No, but people are threatened by the unknown. And they don't know a lot about Geek Girls, so we are seen as alien, to be made fun of. NOT

Find on this page, great ideas and presents for her, geeky presents, and geek glases plus more.

Geeks are smart, and have specialized knowledge on a specific topic, today you normally think of a computer Geek.

What kinds of Geeks

are there...

There are Star Wars geeks, drama geeks, science and technology geeks "Glee Geeks" even gardening geeks. Since the explosion of the .com geeks have earned a respect becoming somewhat cool, and hold a huge respect in the online gaming community.

The actual word Geek was borrowed from the circus, it was a term used to describe a freak show who liked to bite heads off of small animals, eat bugs and such. Yuk...

and funnily enough G.E.E.K which stands for General Electrical Engineering Knowledge originated from the Us Military, so may have influenced how we see and classify geeks of today.

young girl genius
young girl genius

Reasons we love Girl Geeks

And should encourage them

Geeks at school were the ones hanging around the science or maths class talking about the latest, physics, or Algebra test, and would take part in the chess club. And usually prefer to study more than worry about their social life.

They know their chosen subject, and when most of us have grown up and take on grown up issues, they still are consumed by their childlike affair, with subjects such as anime (Japanese animation), film or computers.

Computer geeks become some of the richest people in the world. Look at Bill Gates, someone whose obsession and curiosity revolusionised the computing world. Geeks share a sense of wonder that opens the mind to new ideas. however this would not have been possible, If it was not for one of our female ancestors curiosity for the how, the when, the why and the where, Bill Gates could not even have accomplished his ideas or vision. Yes it was a woman called Ada Lovelace, (1815-1852) who was an analyst of Charles Babbage's analytical engine, and she is described as the "first computer programmer."

What about Lisa Simpson (okay maybe a cheat here as she is a cartoon) but she is probably one of the most famous Girl Geeks. So Geeks are not to be scoffed or laughed at.

When God created Man

He looked and said I can do better, then created woman

lady gaga t-shirt poster
lady gaga t-shirt poster

Famous Girl Geeks'

Past to Present

Lady Gaga attended a summer camp for a chance to stretch her intellect and creativity in a way that would not be developed in the conventional classroom, she said it was a place where she had a chance to find a different kind of social acceptance.

She is known for her songwriting and creative fashion statement pieces, which just goes to prove, not all girls' are your typical chess or computer playing Geeks.

Marie Curie, got the title "killing yourself in the name of Science", She was a physicist and chemist, awarded 2 nobel prizes, one for physics, and one for chemistry, she was a pioneer into the research of radioactivity. The level of radioactivity in her body killed her, She would carry testubes of radioactive isotopes in her pocket, all of her papers are deemed too dangerous to handle because of the dangerous radioaction levels.

Whereas Lady Gaga has achieved cult status, with her music. Marie Curie had to fight for recognition within the science field, she was seen as too forward thinking, independant but it was her groundbreaking discoveries, on radiation, that allowed work to be developed in Cancer Treatment.

Watch these inspirational Videos - Geek...

From Mother Thereasa, to Madonna then to a young girl who stopped the world with her words for 5 minutes.

A present for your geeky Girl - For the Ladies

Girl Graduation - graduating
Girl Graduation - graduating

I love being a Geek

Here come the Girls

Throughout school and most of my career, nothing has got me so excited...I was brought up to believe a womans place was in the home, cooking cleaning, whilst my brothers were out fixing motorbikes or cars, they were bought computers, I was bought barbie.

My husband loves his geek, and listens to me rabble on about how I dismantled a computer, re-building, I now have friends who ask me to look at their computers. I love seeing how dots, dashes, letters combined can produce a webpage.

Would I swap my highheels and lipgloss, for tied back hair and blackrimmed glassess. No.

It has taken me a few years to embrace my "Geekiness," and tell my friends, "yeah I love computers, so what!"

My wish is that all girls are encouraged, their passions allowed to develop, and not need to steer away from what they want to do just because its not seen as cool.

Encouraging girls of a highschool age to study scientific subjects, help to develop analytical minds, instead of satisfying their curiosity with "just because".

I was encouraged to sew, and I have enjoyed over the years, making my own clothes, this has helped my mind be able to problem solve from a very young age, however being blonde, blue eyed, I was already stereotyped. And found myself falling right into what was expected.

Over the years our world has grown, the poor socio-economic barriers that were once in place restricing womans entry into the workplace, have been lowered, the access and encouragement into Higher Education is promoted world wide and will lead to better-compensated, longer-term careers for woman.

When I was younger I wanted to be a "hairdresser", my Daughter wants to be a Marine Biologist, and I will encourage and support her on her chosen Path.

Black rimmed 'Geek' Glasses - (lens is just clear!)

I have these and I got my optitian to make my lens to my personal prescription

Quick, what do you think of Girl Geeks?

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Shout Out For Woman Geeks!

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      I like your God quote above, even though I'm a guy. Girls rule.

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      I have a whole section on my Lensography of geeky lenses! Why the heck not? ...geeky stuff is cool and fun!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Hope you are well. I am proud to have you as my fellow Squidoo Geek girl (okay woman geek it is) and am just stopping by to say how much you are respected and admired here. The very best of wishes.

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      Well, I have been called worse things than "geek." I guess I fell roughly into that category when I was in school ... maybe even still, but I sure don't worry about it.

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      Nightcat 6 years ago

      Add Abby from NCIS please! She rocks! Wonderful lens, thumbs up!

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Hooray for Woman Geeks!!

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      I would love to know half as much as some geek girls know. I love the computer but still have so much more to learn.

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      kab 6 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I'm a geek girl!

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      tiff0315 6 years ago

      Love it!

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      I guess i am a, Geek, and PROUD of it:)

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      I love the lens!

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Back to drop off an Angel Blessing. Go Geeks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Awesome lens! Loved the videos.. Blessed by a Squidoo Angel on 2/12/2011. Have a great day!

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      Well, this is something. I'm not much familiar with Geek Girls. I have seen & met quite a few but never really considered them different.

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      rwoman 6 years ago

      My fellow female Ph.D. students are sworn girl geeks and they are some of the coolest people I know!

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      moskit 6 years ago

      Well I'm not a Geek or a girl so I can't be cool!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think this is a fun lens, but also why not let the girls be geeks! Girl Geeks are cool

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Girl Geeks do rock!! Love this lens -:)

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Girl Geeks do rock!! Love this lens -:)

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      C A Chancellor 6 years ago from US/TN

      Great lens - - geek girls rule! And get blessings from other geek girls. :-)

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 7 years ago from Northern California

      I don't think my glasses look quite that geeky. Great lens. I love the pic little girl on the computer.

      My 8 and 10 year old are currently 'geeking out' on the computer writing stories and visiting girl-friendly websites.

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Great lens on such an important subject. We are open to ridicule, abuse, bullying and name calling and one wonders at the minds that reject brains for brawm. I am featuring this on Motivation

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      yeah, I'm starting to feel like I can fit in somewhere

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Nice way to tie up your hub with this lens. I admit that I have always been a geek girl, but I had hid it well. Nice lens.

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      Edit Photos 7 years ago from Earth

      Two thumbs up! Proud to have hired and mentored many a girl geek through my career!

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      DanielleLynn 7 years ago

      lol my favorite part? the picture of the little girl with the caption "I am a computer programmer" great work!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Geek girls rock, and will rule the universe some day. ;)

      Cute idea for a lens Lisa. Have a great day!!!

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      LabKittyDesign 7 years ago

      Sarah Vowell! She has Abe Lincoln action figures.

      ABE LINCOLN ACTION FIGURES!!!

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      Niche-Diva 7 years ago

      Two thumbs up for this well overdue lens. Thank you for making it clear that geeks have interests and passions in a wide variety of areas.

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      Liz Mackay 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great subject. Here's to the geek girls.

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      fuzzington 7 years ago

      I think I once looked up the meaning of Geek and it was someone who bit off chicken heads...or maybe that was a dweeb? Anyway - Awesome lens! Lifelong geek girl here! It can be difficult being the only female on the engineering team, but it also makes you stand out! Plus there are plenty of men who'll buy you drinks!! :) J/K

      One thing though-- it's perfectly alright for a geek girl to choose to stay in the kitchen if she wants to. She's has the freedom of that choice! How cool is that??

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      The word "geek" is not a four-letter word to me. :) Proud to be geeky!

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      Lorie LM 7 years ago

      Cool lens!

      Gave it sum luv ;-)

      Lorie

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      squidoohelp 7 years ago

      Great lens :) From one girl geek to another: wow.

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      DecoratingEvents 7 years ago

      Lovin' it Lisa! To my family I am a computer whiz, to the outside world I am but a novice... LOL

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      jodijoyous 7 years ago from New York

      And, of course, COBOL (one of the first computing languages) was based on the ideas of Grace Murray Hopper. She also is credited with inventing the term "debugging" (the reason computers or software with problems have "bugs" is because an actual insect got into the machinery). She was in the US Navy and has a destroyer named after her.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I am considered a girl geek because I enjoy computer and ,spend some time on it most every day. It is great fun. :-) Gave you a thumbs up.

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      amkatee 7 years ago

      It's cool..Go Geek! I hope that more girls out there will comfortable in their skin and are not afraid to be who they are. I think we are all passionate (and therefore geeky) about something.

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      SacredCynWear 7 years ago

      YAY! That's me! I love girl geeks and will always be a proud member of the girl geek squad. I repair computers, design websites, manage servers and networks, and yes, I love star wars, Lord of the Rings, and yes, I've even gone the Magic the Gathering route.. My website sports the ever popular, Geek Glasses as a favicon! Kudos to you and this lens fellow geek girl!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Yay for geeks! I was a science geek in high school, basically the only girl in my classes. At least I was treated as "one of the guys" by most of the boys. Now my daughter is a band geek, yeah marching band and all that! I say you've gotta do what you love and are good at.

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      Spook LM 7 years ago

      I'm all for women being the best that they can be, in any given field. Blessed by an Angel.