I was planning to post about finishing my C++ class, but that will have to wait.
I wanted to throw my support behind tomorrow’s “Wear STAR WARS/Share STAR WARS” day and support Katie, the Star Wars girl. This day came about when Katie’s mom wrote an article about her daughter (Katie) being teased for caring a Star Wars water bottle at school. A few boys in her class told here that Star Wars was for boys and teased her about her water bottle.
When this article hit the blog-sphere it went viral, especially among Girl Geeks. I found out about it today through Amy Ratcliffe’s Geek with Curves blog.
I consider myself very lucky to have been raised with a family that all loved Sci-Fi and other geeky things. I never thought it was a boy or girl thing to watch Star Wars or play with a computers because I was doing this with my family. (It was my sister that took me to see Return of the Jedi.) I am grateful for their continued support and acceptance of the geekier things in life.
I do remember feeling left out among other little girls because I liked different toys. There where some girls that didn’t play with me, cause I wanted to play Legos or with my brother’s He-Man toys. So Katie, the Star Wars girl, count me as one of your many supports and carry that water bottle with Pride!!
For your information:
The original article by Katie’s mom: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/portrait_of_an_adoption/2010/11/anti-bullying-starts-in-first-grade.html
Facebook Event for Wear STAR WARS/Share STAR WARS day: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/event.php?eid=113784095353278&index=1