1. Promote science education to girls at a very young age. Get them thinking critically about science and everything they learn, get teachers to change their preconceived notions about boys being good at math and science and girls being good at humanities. I see no reason to think that sex would have bearing on this at all.
2. Skeptics, please stop talking about Star Wars, Star Trek, Dungeons & Dragons, World of Warcraft, and comic books (all science fiction and video games really). It's lame, and it has nothing to do with the cause. Think about it, if the skeptical community is full of people who look and act like the Comic Book Guy character from The Simpsons, why would anyone pay attention. Let's stay keen to cultural interests, and try not to alienate people.
Sorry about that rant, but I was a little disappointed with the people who made up the bulk of the NYC Skeptics Society. I mean, I am a total fucking nerd, but I try keep in tune with cultural trends, and not act with an air of superiority. Not trying to pick on people, but it all ties together. Skepticism will not have a major impact if it does not cater to the masses at least a little. Still, the NYC Skeptics Society seems like a great organization trying to promote critical thinking and logic, so I guess I should not complain too much.
Man, I'm a jerk.