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Why are women expected to dilute and tone down their personalities to be more appealing to men. Men are never told that they might struggle to get married because they are ‘too much’. They are never too opinionated, too confident, too educated, too passionate, too strong willed… it’s always women who must chip away at their selves to become more soft and easy to stomach and pliable.

@ girls/women who just figured they’re a lesbian: i’m so proud of you!!!

@ girls/women who just figured out they’re bi: i’m so proud of you!!!

@ girls/women who just figured out they’re pan: i’m so proud of you!!!

@ girls/women who just figured out they’re sapphic: i’m so proud of you!!!

@ girls/women who just figured out they’re wlw: i’m so proud of you!!!

@ girls/women who just figured out they like girls/women but aren’t sure of what identity they are just yet: i’m so proud of you!!! please don’t stress yourself out with finding the right label you’re perfect with or without one!!!

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TOASTYSTATS: GEEKGIRLCON 2017

The above are the first half of the slides I presented at GeekGirlCon (along with some annotations to explain things I only said out loud :) ) – for the second half, read more below the cut.  I’ll also be sharing the slides from the other presenters here, too, as they’re posted!

The gender representation work is part of a longer analysis that I will be posting in full soon!

Beneath the cut are also a few additional slides that I would have presented with a bit more time – several of which address things that came up in the question session.  Edit: warning for some mature text content in the extra slides.  

Edit 2: Also, if you want more notes about when and how I collected this data (e.g., some of the data in the first section is a couple years old), you want clearer text/images, or you want to get at the raw data, check out the links in the speakers notes in my Google Slides

…And the extra slides (content warning for mature themes in text):