I lost because I allowed that person what they wanted out of that interaction: dominance–to cut me down back where they thought I belonged. To hear me give a verbal acknowledgement that I’m not as important as I think I am.
There has been a lot of discussions about whether or not certain females within nerdom are actually nerds/geeks/what-have-you, or just rotten posers.
If you observe Giving Tuesday, consider making part of your observation to Tom sensei’s Keganin No Senshi Aikido for Veterans. Completely novel. Compelling, and good works for our vets using the art we love.