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Nerd girls are angry, and other local stories from out of town

June 19, 2009 - 4:21 pm

Every week it seems like there are several local stories that get reported by media outlets and blogs not based here in San Diego. Rather than hide my head in shame, here’s a round up of what we all missed this week. Expect more of these, on a semi-regular basis.

Comic-Con for boys only? Nerd women are rightly put-out about an LA TimesGirls Guide to Comic-Con,” as well as a publicity contest for the film District 9 which only men can enter. (The company has since created a women-only version of the contest.) Note to both groups: I’ve been to  Comic-Con several times: There are many, many women. For that matter, the headwater of all cons, Star Trek conventions, were thought up by women and mostly attended by women. [io9.com]

• The City of San Diego received praise for, of all things, efficiency this week by Computer World. Folks with some technology knowledge will appreciate the streamlining the city’s IT department has been doing the last couple of years to save energy and money. [Computer World]

• Protesters rally in front of CVS in San Diego and other big cities for putting condoms behind lock and key in neighborhoods with a high percentage of minority populations. CVS says this is necessary in stores with a lot of shoplifting to ensure there’s always a stock. Protesters say it will reduce condom use. [L.A. Times]

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  1. Pam permalink
    June 19, 2009 - 5:42 pm 5:42 pm

    I always think it’s weird that the birth control is under lock and key. What teenager is going to ask the drugstore clerk to get them condoms? Drugstores care more about the pennies they lose through shoplifting than the potentially thousands of dollars an unplanned pregnancy costs society. UGH!

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