"They don't want to be spectators. They're courageous and imaginative and adventurous. That's why you like them. They fit into the world you've chosen for yourselves. If you'd wanted a pair of silly, primping maidens who are good for nothing but gossip and needle-point, there are plenty of those around. But I doubt they'd interest you."
--- Senior Ranger Halt, The Emperor of Nihon-Ja by John Flanagan
Okay, he isn't talking about Geek Girls in the scene above. But the sentiment fits, I think.
Ranger's Apprentice is a great series for Young Adults of all ages, by the way. I highly recommend it.