Hi! I'm Geeka. I've been a scientist for, I don't know, it seems like forever, I guess since I started college, so, like 15 years? Anyhow, this is where I'm going to give my take on a bunch of stuff. I'm usually a little bit out there (that is, I don't see the obvious at the outset), which means that you are probably going to have to deal with reading such topics as: Interpersonal relationship training for scientists, my lab pet peeves, how to get along in business when you just came straight out of academia, trying to deal with having a life and being a scientist, really odd topics for a paper, random stuff I found on the internet that made me shoot coffee out of my nose, you know, (ab)normal Geeka. Why the title? Because at the very heart of me, I'm a virologist, and while I don't necessarily do that now, it's how I view the scientific world.
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I'm a woman in the sciences too and I too dislike any preferential treatment from males.
Like you, I also feel a strong urge to raise one of my knees when any special treatment is tried on me so that they are going to feel it for several days afterwards...
I've lost count of the number of times I've been so close to kneeing a guy in his testicles. Maybe it's a woman in the sciences kind of thing! Male scientists watch out - if you cannot resist the urge to give us special treatment then at least wear a cup to protect your testicles!