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Negative Images of Women in Geekdom: you’re either one of the lads or a target, and sometimes both.

I felt like it was time to write something for the WISDOM blog after a topical BBC article was published recently¬†regarding feminine, sexualised AI bots such as Amazon’s Ask Alexa, or Microsoft’s Cortana, or even — as some Big Bang Theory fans may recall — Siri.

I am not going to speculate on what subtle everyday sexism might feel like to a victim, but what I can do is discuss one example of the sexualisation, and therefore depersonalisation, of women in geekdom.

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