My daughter claimed that the original “Be Helpful” toon unfairly targeted men as the perpetrators of unconscious assumptions about who would have geek mojo worth paying attention to and and who would obviously not, based on gender. Nope, not really. The perp in the first toon happened to be a guy, but just as often it’s a woman. You’d think that female professionals might be more sensitive to other professional women, but nope. See how the girl geek gets treated like an inconsequential piece of fluff. Anyway, recasting the perp as a female allowed me to have a little fun with the ending. Maybe if the geek girl dressed a bit more pompously she would get some respect. We’ll have to do that test some time.
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