I am a lady who is big into technical stuff. Philosophy of language, taking electronics apart and putting them back together; you want to talk about how to solve a problem? I'm all over it.
I am also surrounded by dudes all the time.
So why in the name of the seven mad gods who rule the world isn't most of my life like Kaylee at the ball on Persephone (Firefly)?
Oh, because the latter is a Joss Whedon fantasy. Carry on.