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www.nerdgirls.com

http://www.nerdgirls.com

The show’s based on the Tufts University student club formed in 2000 by Karen Panetta, professor of electrical and computer engineering, which has since gone “viral” with the website www.nerdgirls.com, featuring a community forum, blog and curriculum site. The TV producers, who hope their program will attract more girls to engineering, scoff at the notion that their high-heeled glam nerds send an antifeminist message. As Panetta told Newsweek, “It’s cool to be a nerd, and the girls are just embracing that.” —TG

http://www.prism-magazine.org/oct08/briefings.cfm

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deathbyshinies
Apr. 19th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
Wow. That website really irritates me, and I'm not even sure why. (Maybe it's the beauty debt thing again - it's OK to be a nerd (which in this context seems to equate exclusively to achieving in mathematics and the sciences) as long as you're OMGTEHHAWT along with it.)

Hmm, will have to think about it for a bit.
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